Richard Travisono Appointed to Chairman of AMSA Safety Committee

Richard Travisono, Arpin Van Lines’ director of safety and driver services, has been appointed chairman of the American Moving and Storage Association’s (AMSA) safety management committee. His two-year term as chairman began March 2019.

“AMSA’s safety management committee plays a vital role in protecting our drivers and the motoring public by identifying and advancing initiatives that improve road safety,” said David Arpin, president and CEO of Arpin Group. “Richard has done an excellent job leading Arpin’s safety department and is well prepared to direct the committee’s important work.”

“During Richard’s time as both a member and vice chairman of the AMSA safety committee, he has proven to be an exceptional and dynamic leader,” said Steve Yacko, outgoing chairman of the committee. “He has a thorough understanding of the complex safety issues affecting our industry. Richard is poised to assume the role of chairman, and we look forward to his continued leadership.”

The AMSA safety management 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 held each year.

Travisono has been a member of the committee for nine years, most recently serving as vice chairman. He resides in Johnston, Rhode Island.


About AMSA

The American Moving & Storage Association is the national trade association for the professional moving industry. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, AMSA’s mission is to represent the interest of the domestic and international moving and storage industry and to help the customers it serves. AMSA represents approximately 3,400 members, including interstate moving and storage companies, local movers, international movers plus industry suppliers and state association members. AMSA supports effective government regulations and policies that protect consumers while allowing members to provide quality service at compensatory prices, and it works to ensure that consumers understand the value of professional moving and storage services. For more information, visit


About Arpin Group

Arpin Group is an award-winning industry innovator in full-service moving and storage solutions for corporate, private residential, government and military customers. With its global headquarters located in West Warwick, Rhode Island (USA), it has offices throughout North America, EMEA and APAC regions. Arpin Group is the holding company of Arpin Van Lines, Arpin International Group, Creative Storage Solutions, Arpin Associates, Arpin Renewable Energy and Arpin Broadcast Network. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the company for its record of environmental stewardship, and its subsidiary, Arpin Renewable Energy, spearheads research and development to facilitate widespread adoption of “green” technologies in the transportation industry. Arpin is a ProMover® member of the American Moving and Storage Association and is accredited by the International Federation of International Furniture Removers (FIDI). For more information, call +1 401-828-8111 or visit