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July 28, 2014

Ferro Presided Over Landmark Safety Rules

Anne Ferro, who will step down as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration next month, served as administrator during a period of great consequence for truck safety. Washington Editor Oliver Patton takes a look at what she has presided over in her almost five years in the post, as well as early industry reaction to her upcoming departure.

July 25, 2014

Ferro to Step Down as FMCSA Chief

Anne Ferro will step down next month from her post as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. She has served as Administrator since 2009. She will become president and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

July 24, 2014

First Guard Insurance Announces New President

Courtney Wilson takes on the role as president for the First Guard Insurance, a Florida-based insurance company for leased truck owner-operators

July 22, 2014

Former Omnitracs Executive Norm Ellis Named I.D. Systems COO

Ellis will be responsible for I.D. Systems' operations, including sales, marketing, customer service, implementation and support for the company’s wireless machine-to-machine asset management systems.

July 17, 2014

ATA Promotes Costello, Barna and Others to Senior Staff

American Trucking Associations announced several promotions to the association's senior staff, including Bob Costello and Elisabeth Barna.

July 14, 2014

Cummins Names Additions to Executive Team

Cummins Inc. recently named Amy Adams vice president and general manager of Cummins Emission Solutions and Srikanth Padmanabhan vice president, Heavy Duty MidRange Light Duty, a segment of the engine business.

July 10, 2014

Commercial Vehicle Group Changes up Executive, Aftermarket Teams

Ohio-based Commercial Vehicle Group has hired a Caterpillar veteran to manage its business and has realigned its aftermarket business.

July 8, 2014

Cummins Names Freeland New President/COO, Crompton Heading Engine Business

Truck engine maker Cummins announced two key leadership changes on Tuesday. Rich Freeland will assume the role of president and chief operating officer, reporting to Tom Linebarger, who will remain chairman and chief executive officer.

July 7, 2014

Roadrunner Completes Management Team Reorganization

Asset-light trucking and logistics services provider, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has appointed a president for each of its three business segments.

June 27, 2014

Maxion Appoints Bill Wardle Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing

According to the company, this addition to its global leadership team will help to push Maxion Wheels’ aggressive growth strategy. Wardle will be based in the company’s global headquarters in Novi, Mich.

June 27, 2014

Christopher Hart Nominated as NTSB Chairman

Hart faces confirmation by the Senate to fill the position left open when Deborah Hersman left earlier this year to lead the National Safety Council. During Hersman’s tenure, NTSB has been active in promoting truck safety in numerous ways ranging from electronic logs to distracted driving to parking.

June 26, 2014

Truckload Carriers Association President Steps Down

Chris Burruss resigned from his position as president of the Truckload Carriers Association on Thursday. In a brief statement from the organization, it said the decision was due to "personal reasons."

June 25, 2014

Michael Hof Named Link Manufacturing Sales, Marketing Director

Commercial vehicle suspension system manufacturer, Link Manufacturing, announced the recent hiring of Michael Hof as director of sales and marketing.

June 25, 2014

Rod Strata Named TMW Systems Executive Vice President of Operations

Rod Strata, a veteran of more than 30 years in the transportation, supply chain and enterprise software industries, has joined TMW Systems as executive vice president of operations.

June 24, 2014

Grote Creates Director of Business Development Position

Truck lighting manufacturer Grote has named long-time Grote executive Eric Thorstensen to the newly created position of director of business development. Kent Bode, another career Grote manager, has been named director of OEM sales, filling the slot left open by Thorstensen.

June 24, 2014

Larry Smith to Lead Mitsubishi Fuso America Sales

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has promoted Larry Smith to director of fleet operations to lead the company’s fleet sales efforts. For the past 5 years, Smith has held the position of district sales manager for the company, managing dealer operations and sales activities for the upper Midwest.

June 23, 2014

Cummins Reshuffling Engineering Team with Charlton Retirement

Truck engine manufacturer Cummins announced on Monday that Steve Charlton, vice president and chief technical officer, engine business, plans to retire from the company July 1

June 20, 2014

Bergstrom Names Gordon Global Vice President of Truck Sales

As a result of enhanced global collaboration and coordination within the trucking industry, Bergstrom has promoted Bill Gordon to Global Vice President Truck.

June 19, 2014

Kevin Kelly Named American Fast Freight President

American Fast Freight on Wednesday announced the appointment of Kevin Kelly as president of the company and as a member of AFF's board of directors. Kelly will replace Stephen L. Day, who is retiring.

June 17, 2014

Inthinc Appoints President, Eyes Expansion

David Muse has joined inthinc Technology Solutions Inc. as president to oversee operations and strategic expansion. Muse, a leading operations technology executive, will help renew the company's focus on strategic growth.

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