April 26, 2016
Jim Moss, president of Kona Communications (publisher of Truck Parts & Service and Successful Dealer magazines), passed away on April 20 at his home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, after a brief illness. Moss was 82.
April 15, 2016
Steve Russell, the founder of Celadon Group Inc. died on April 15 at 76 years of age. The company he launched over 30 years ago to haul automotive freight from Michigan to Mexico has since grown into a truckload and logistics powerhouse.
March 9, 2016
John M. Boler, chairman of the board and founder of Hendrickson parent company, The Boler Company, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2016 at the age of 81.
February 19, 2016
Rim Yurkus, co-founder, president and CEO of Strategic Programs, died last month, according to representatives of his company.
August 4, 2015
Accuride’s director of aftermarket strategy and sales, Tony Pape has died at the age of 53, the company announced.
July 29, 2015
CRST founder Herald “Smitty” Smith Jr. passed away on July 27 at his home in Door County, Wis., at the age of 91.
April 29, 2015
Jeff Kahn, probably best known in the industry for his work at Ford Heavy Truck introducing the Ford Aeromax, has died at age 74.
April 8, 2015
Jim Winsor, a veteran trucking industry journalist and former executive editor of Heavy Duty Trucking, passed away Tuesday night from natural causes.
January 26, 2015
Former Roadway CEO Michael W. Wickham passed away last Tuesday Jan. 20, at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. Wickham was 67 years old.
December 16, 2014
[UPDATED} Truck Renting and Leasing Association President and CEO Tom James died unexpectedly Monday night at his home in Arlington, Virginia.
December 7, 2014
UPDATED -- Longtime Meritor communications chief David Michael Pennington, 64, died suddenly Friday, Dec. 5, stunning the trucking industry supplier community and press corps.
November 4, 2014
A memorial service for former Heavy Duty Trucking Senior Editor James Stacy is set for later this week following his death on June 18 at age 94.
September 2, 2014
A driving force behind trucking safety at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Deborah M. "Debbie" Freund, died Thursday of metastatic breast cancer.
June 29, 2014
Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, and publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine and many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86.
May 5, 2014
Former Rep. James Oberstar, a 36-year Congressman whose encyclopedic knowledge of transportation helped shape generations of policy, died May 3 at his home in Potomac, Md.
May 2, 2014
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.
April 28, 2014
John Kaburick, owner of Earl L. Henderson Trucking and former chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association, died last week at age 61.
December 12, 2013
Trucking journalist/communications specialist Patricia McCullough Smith, who served the trucking industry for nearly three decades, passed away Dec. 10 at the McMinnville, Ore., home she shared with her husband Doug.
October 14, 2013
Mike McGrath, an automotive and heavy-duty industry leader for the past 25 years, 20 of them with SKF, passed away suddenly on Oct. 11, at the age of 54. He most recently was president of the SKF Vehicle Service Market, North America Business Unit.
September 3, 2013
Jack Thiessen, a former editor with trucking publisher Newport Communications, public relations counsel, newspaper reporter, and infantry veteran of World War II, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, in Temperance, Mich. He was 89.
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