Richard Travisono Elected Vice Chairman of AMSA Safety Committee

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

As vice chairman, Travisono will assist the chairman and committee with policy planning and programing, as well as organize the safety committee events and meetings. He is elected to serve a two-year term as vice chairman and 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.”

“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 Safety Management Committee Chairman Steve Yacko. “Richard shows exceptional promise in this role and we look forward to his leadership.”

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 enhance industry policy regarding safety issues in the industry. It provides valuable technical expertise and industry perspective in matters regarding current and proposed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) 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.

Travisono resides in Johnston, Rhode Island.