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Introducing the Aurora Industry Advisory Council

Meet our team | October 26, 2021 | 1 min. read

By the Aurora Team

Today, we’re excited to launch our new Aurora Industry Advisory Council, a group of advisors made up of transportation and logistics visionaries, academics, and government leaders. With decades of collective experience across trucking, transportation, and government, the Council will offer its expertise as we develop and commercialize our self-driving technology. Specifically, the Council will advise on our product offerings and go-to-market and regulatory strategies to help us deliver value to all stakeholders in the logistics and transportation ecosystem across drivers, fleet owners, and local and federal governments.

The introduction of the Industry Advisory Council is our latest step toward delivering our autonomous trucking product business at scale as we look to improve the operational efficiency of moving goods and address driver shortages impacting the global supply chain.


As an industry leader in the development of self-driving trucking technology, we keep a close eye on the market and the needs of our partners and customers. Given the current supply chain crisis and labor shortage, there has never been a more critical time to deliver autonomous trucks. We’re honored to have world-class leaders across the transportation and logistics industries advising us as we fine-tune and prepare to deliver Aurora Horizon to the market at scale.

Aurora’s Industry Advisory Council includes:

  • Andrew H. Card, Former White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of Transportation 

  • Richard Stocking, Former President & CEO, Swift Transportation; CEO & Principal, DPX Consulting

  • Craig Dickman, Former President, CEO & Director of Paper Transport; Founder & Chairman, Breakthrough Fuel; Managing Director, TitletownTech

  • John Esparza, President & CEO, Texas Trucking Association

  • John Larkin, Former Managing Director of Transportation & Logistics at Stifel; Strategic Advisor & Advisory Board Chair, Clarendon Capital

  • Steve Viscelli, Author of The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream; Faculty Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania 

Together we’re paving the way for a safer, more efficient future.


the Aurora Team

Delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly.