Richard Travisono Photo: AMSA

Richard Travisono Photo: AMSA

Richard Travisono, Arpin Van Lines director of safety, has been elected vice chairman of the American Moving and Storage Association's safety management committee.

Travisono will assist the chairman and committee with policy planning and programing, as well as organize safety committee events and meetings. He was elected to serve a two-year term as vice chairman after which he will automatically assume the role of chairman for an additional two years.

“AMSA’s safety management committee addresses one of our industry’s most critical issues – protecting our drivers and the public by reducing accidents and injuries,” said David Arpin, president and CEO of Arpin Group. “I can think of no one on our team more qualified than Richard to oversee and help direct the committee’s important work.”

The AMSA safety committee is comprised of safety directors and interested executives from member moving and storage companies who meet regularly to exchange information and make policy regarding safety issues in the industry. The committee also lends its technical expertise and industry perspective to current and proposed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rulemakings that affect safety and operations.

The committee sponsors the annual Super Van Operator and Fleet Safety Awards contests, and coordinates the quarterly industry safety survey. It also hosts the annual National Safety & Operations Conference.

“During Richard’s seven years as a member of the AMSA safety committee, he has demonstrated a passion and thorough understanding of the complex safety issues affecting our industry,” said Steve Yacko, safety management committee chairman . “Richard shows exceptional promise in this role and we look forward to his leadership.”