December 16, 2013
Gabriel announced that Curt Huston has been appointed general manager. Huston brings over 25 years of experience in the automotive and aftermarket industry to his new role including positions at Continental Structural Plastics, Hayes-Lemmerz, Allied Signal (Honeywell) and Azure Dynamics.
December 15, 2013
The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association announced the addition of Katelyn Litalien and Megan Guess to their Marketing and Member Services team.
December 13, 2013
David Strickland, chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the past three years, is stepping down, the agency confirmed.
December 11, 2013
Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari is stepping down after four and a half years of service. In a message to DOT employees, Secretary Anthony Foxx thanked Porcari and said he has asked Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez to step in as Acting Deputy Secretary starting Jan. 1.
December 10, 2013
Ford Motor Co.has tapped John Ruppert, its top fleet executive, to head up its commercial truck division, a Ford spokesman told Automotive Fleet on Monday.
December 9, 2013
FTR has hired Don Ake as vice president of commercial vehicles. In his new role with the company, Ake is directing the enhancement of FTR’s Truck & Trailer Outlook product.
November 27, 2013
Phil Byrd, the new chairman of the American Trucking Associations, may offer a little different perspective as an executive with a relatively small company, according to a report in his local paper.
November 22, 2013
Fontaine Commercial Platform Trailer announces that Karl Owens has been promoted to company president. Owens began his career with Fontaine Trailer at the Kent, Ohio, facility as operations manager in 2003 and became general manager of the Kent facility a year later.
November 18, 2013
Phillips Industries, a manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for commercial vehicles, has appointed Rob Phillips as its new president and COO.
November 14, 2013
Executive and senior management appointments were announced for the merged Diamond Companies and Roberts Truck Center organization.
November 13, 2013
Rush Enterprises Inc. announced that Shelby Howard, dealer principal of Chicago International Trucks and Indy Truck Sales, will join the Rush organization as regional general manager.
November 12, 2013
Trac Intermodal announced that Val T. Noel joined the company as senior vice president and chief operating officer.
November 6, 2013
Dolezych, a 78-year-old German-based manufacturer of lifting equipment, slings, ropes and load-securing technologies, announced the creation of Doleco USA, its first sales, distribution and manufacturing presence in North America.
November 5, 2013
Chris Duncan has joined Transport America as vice president - dedicated sales, and Laurie Murphy has been hired as vice president - eastern region.
November 4, 2013
Fontaine Modifications announced that Nate Eichinger will oversee vocational truck operations for the company. As vocational operations manager, Eichinger will direct production and scheduling at all of Fontaine’s vocational truck facilities nationwide.
November 1, 2013
Pegasus TransTech announced that Frank Adelman has been named president and CEO. Adelman assumes this position as part of the company’s long-term succession planning and replaces Bob Helms, who is retiring from his position as chairman and CEO to pursue other interests and spend time with his family.
October 30, 2013
XRS Corp. has named industry veteran Jon Van Winkle vice president, product management, and experienced software engineer Arvind Sharma vice president of engineering. The company has also appointed XRS executive Christian Schenk to a new leadership role as senior vice president, business development and strategy.
October 27, 2013
The Penray Companies Inc. has announced the formation of a new management team that will work to grow sales of the company’s chemical additives and functional fluids with a new air of excitement and enthusiasm.
USA Truck Inc., transportation and logistics provider, has named James L. Cade as vice president of maintenance.
October 22, 2013
The board of directors of American Trucking Associations has elected Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express, Charleston, S.C., as the federation’s 69th chairman. It happened Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. during the ATA’s Management Conference and Exhibition.
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