May 6, 2014 - Industry News
As chief of legislative affairs, Spear will be responsible for advancing ATA’s policy priorities in Congress including infrastructure funding, hours-of-service and safety issues.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, People
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
Members of the National Tank Truck Carriers have elected Dean Kaplan as the organization’s new chairman at the association’s recent annual meeting in Las Vegas on April 28.
Tags: National Tank Truck Carriers, Fleets, People, NTTC
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
Ed Shea, a retired publisher of Owner Operator and The Specialist magazines, passed away April 28 after a period of declining health. He was 91. He was a founding member of what is now the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: People, Obituary, TMC
May 1, 2014 - Industry News
The Canadian owner of various trucking operations has announced one of its leaders will soon be leaving.
Tags: Fleets, People, Mullen Trucking
April 29, 2014 - Industry News
SKF has announced the appointment of George Garner as vice president of automotive sales for the SKF Vehicle Service Market, North America Business Unit, effective immediately.
Tags: People, SKF
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
John Kaburick, owner of Earl L. Henderson Trucking and former chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association, died last week at age 61.
Tags: Obituary, People, Truckload Carriers Association
April 22, 2014 - Industry News
Bedford Monday, CTP, general manager of Schwan Food, was elected chair of the National Private Truck Council Board of Directors at the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 13-15 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Tags: NPTC, People
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
Long time automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industry executive, John. F. Lorimer retired on April 1, after 44 years in the industry.
Tags: People, IPD
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, part of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, announced that John Boynton, currently vice president, sales, BCS, has been promoted to the position of president, BCS, effective immediately.
Tags: People, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions
April 10, 2014 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced a new director of state legislative affairs. Mike Matousek will be responsible for tracking and analyzing state legislative initiatives and proactively fighting for the rights of all truckers within state legislatures.
Tags: OOIDA, People
April 9, 2014 - Industry News
Mack Trucks named Brian Layman its new vice president of business development. In this newly created role, Layman will be responsible for product segmentation, development and management of sales programs, dealer measurements and new truck sales pricing and quoting activities for truck sales in North America.
Tags: Mack Trucks, People
April 7, 2014 - Industry News
NationaLease, the North American organization of full service truck leasing companies, has named Joe Puff as vice president of truck technology and maintenance, reporting to Dean Vicha, president of NationaLease.
Tags: NationaLease, People
March 20, 2014 - Industry News
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has promoted Kurt Danielson to president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales. In addition to his new position he also will assume the role of senior vice president, Bridgestone Americas.
Tags: Firestone, Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People
March 13, 2014 - Industry News
Matt Bogdan has been promoted to vice president of sales, private fleet and carrier division, for AmeriQuest Transportation Services, a provider of comprehensive fleet management services, financial solutions, and operational support services.
Tags: Leadership, AmeriQuest, People
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
New YRC Freight president Darren Hawkins is shaking up things with the less-than-truckload carrier by reorganizing its management.
Tags: Leadership, Fleets, People, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight
February 27, 2014 - Industry News
Exaloy LLC announces that Tom Haughs, formerly with Tarpstop LLC, has a partnership in Exaloy as their vice president of sales and marketing/GM.
Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, Exaloy
The parent to several trucking companies including YRC Freight managed to squeeze out a profit in the final quarter of last year, but still lost money for all of 2013.
Tags: Leadership, Fleets, People, Earnings, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight
February 26, 2014 - Industry News
Longtime Director of Safety Don Lacy is retiring on April 1 following a 25-year career at Prime Inc.
Tags: Safety, Driver Training, Leadership, People, Prime Inc.
February 25, 2014 - Industry News
Wabash National Corp. announced two management changes to support the company's ongoing strategic growth.
Tags: Leadership, Wabash, People
February 24, 2014 - Industry News
Lane Kidd and the Arkansas Trucking Association are going separate ways. Kidd, 60, served as president of the association for 22 years. He said he is leaving to focus on The Kidd Group, a public affairs and investment group he founded last year. He also will continue to manage the Trucking Alliance.
Tags: Arkansas, Trucking Associations, Lane Kidd, Trucking Alliance, People
February 21, 2014 - Industry News
Denso has added Frank Jenkins in the heavy duty marketing group as senior manager, where he will direct heavy-duty sales, marketing, product and business development activities for the Americas.
Tags: Leadership, Denso, People
Meritor announced two executive appointments in its commercial truck and industrial business. Joe Plomin has been named president, international, Europe and Asia Pacific; Chris Villavarayan has been appointed president, Americas, responsible for the company’s North and South America truck, defense and specialty businesses.
Tags: Leadership, Meritor, People
February 20, 2014 - Industry News
Sandeep Kar has been recently promoted to the role of global director of research for Frost & Sullivan’s Automotive and Transportation industry research group.
Tags: Leadership, Frost & Sullivan, People
Continental Tire the Americas has appointed new management to its Commercial Vehicle Tire group, which encompasses medium radial truck tires and commercial specialty tires.
Tags: Continental, Leadership, Tires, Wheels, People
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Karmak Inc., specialists in profit improvement for the heavy-duty industry, introduces Lisa McCloud as Director of Marketing.
Tags: Leadership, People, Karmak
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