Lytx Executive Appointed to Top Trucking Industry Research Panel


~ Director of External Research Rusty Weiss Named to ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee ~

Dec. 11, 2014 – San Diego, Calif. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has selected Lytx’s Director of External Research, Rusty Weiss, to serve on its Research Advisory Committee (RAC), which is responsible for identifying the trucking industry’s top issues and priorities for research. Lytx, Inc. is a global leader in delivering video-based driver safety and predictive analytics to help prevent collisions, reduce injuries and save lives. Weiss heads up Lytx’s research efforts that bring valuable insights to Lytx clients and the trucking industry on a host of issues, involving driver and transportation safety. Weiss directs and analyzes a myriad of driver safety research projects covering topics such as collision causation, driver satisfaction, coaching efficacy, hours of service and safety performance and international driver safety projects.

“Lytx is honored to have Rusty named to ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee. His ability to share insights developed by Lytx from our billions of miles of truck-travel data will help address some of the most difficult issues facing our industry,” said Brandon Nixon, Lytx Chairman and CEO. “Lytx has been helping professional drivers and trucking companies improve their driver performance and road safety for over a decade and through Rusty’s research our clients have gained valuable insights that have given them a competitive advantage in their businesses. It’s one of the ways, through our comprehensive program that we provide ongoing value to our clients.”

ATRI, established in 1954, is a not-for-profit transportation-related research organization. As a branch of the American Trucking Association Federation, their primary task is to conduct transportation research with an emphasis on the trucking industry’s essential role in a safe, efficient, and viable transportation system. The Research Advisory Committee members represent a diverse cross-section of trucking industry stakeholders including motor carriers, industry suppliers, commercial drivers, shippers, law enforcement, academia and government.

“The RAC serves a critical role in developing and prioritizing research proposals that address the trucking industry’s top issues,” said Rebecca Brewster, ATRI president and COO. “We applaud those appointed by the board to serve this important role and we look forward to working with them.”

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About Lytx
At Lytx (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), we harness the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, DriveCam powered by Lytx, sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve, and our RAIR® Compliance Services helps DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam® Program. We protect more than 950 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. Our clients realize significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit


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