Chris Shimoda is the Vice President of Government Affairs for California Trucking Association since January 2017 having spent a combined 9 years with them, first as the Manager of Safety Policy 2009-2011, then Manager of Environmental Affairs, 2011-2014, and then Policy Director where he was in charge of policy and regulatory operation. Shimoda attended University of California, Davis for his undergraduate degree.
Ben Sharpe is a senior researcher in the International Council on Clean Transportation heavy duty vehicle program in San Francisco. He graduated from Stanford University with a BS and an MS in civil engineering and holds a PhD in civil engineering from UC Davis. During his time at UC Davis, he worked on analyzing the life cycle assessments emission control technologies. He has previously worked as an analysis engineer for SolarCity and a field engineer for Schlumberger. Throughout his career, he has studied the impacts of heavy duty vehicles for various countries; his team is currently working on policy recommendations for countries around the world with various transportation issues.
Miguel Jaller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Davis and the Institute of Transportation Studies. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Del Norte, Colombia; an M.E. in Transportation Engineering, M.S. in Applied Mathematics, and a PhD in Transportation Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research interests are in the areas of freight transportation, sustainable transportation systems, disaster response logistics, supply chain management, and operations research. His work concentrates on analyzing societal and private impacts from transport operations or policies, development of sustainable mobility options, and developing decision-making tools to achieve a sustainable transportation system.