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January 30, 2015

American Trucking Associations Announces Promotions

The American Trucking Associations has promoted four to new positions, including a new senior vice president of legislative affairs and vice president of highway policy.

January 30, 2015

Bendix Names Kemer VP, General Manager, Valves and Modules

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed John Kemer vice president and general manager, Valves and Modules. Kemer also becomes the newest member of the Bendix Leadership Committee and joins the two-person Controls Governance Board.

January 29, 2015

Phillips Industries Rep Elected to HDA Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS -- Pete Joy, vice president of sales and marketing for Phillips Industries, was elected into the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Hall of Fame on the opening day of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

January 29, 2015

HDMA Elects New Board Chairman for 2015

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association named Tim Myers, president of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, as its chairman of the Board of Directors.

January 26, 2015

Former Roadway CEO Michael Wickham Dies

Former Roadway CEO Michael W. Wickham passed away last Tuesday Jan. 20, at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. Wickham was 67 years old.

January 26, 2015

Truck Dealer of the Year Nominees

Several truck dealerships were nominated for the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year award, with Scott McCandless of McCandless Truck Center taking home the top prize. He was was among a group of six dealers nominated for the award, including Brian Bruckner of Bruckner Truck Sales, Kevin G. Holmes of TriState Truck Center, Robert Neitzke of GATR Truck Center, Kari J. Rihm of Rihm Kenworth, and James Sayre Jr. of G.L. Sayre Inc. Here are some photos, new and old, of the five other nominees for the award. Photos courtesy of respective dealerships.

January 22, 2015

Grote Industries Hires New VP of Engineering

Grote Industries has hired Michael R. Henderson as its vice president of engineering. Henderson will be responsible for all Grote Engineering and be tasked with implementing the company’s new product development process.

January 21, 2015

Former Trucking CEO Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme

The former CEO of the trucking company USA Dry Van Logistics has pleaded guilty in federal court in Texas to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud.

January 16, 2015

GenNext Appoints New Members to Leadership Team

GenNext has voted and approved the appointment of three new directors and one new senior advisor to the company’s board of directors.

January 15, 2015

Kane Is Able Names New President, CEO

Third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able, Inc. has announced Michael J. Gardner its new president and CEO, effective earlier this week.

January 14, 2015

PeopleNet Names Industry Vet to Head Trucking Division

PeopleNet announced that Mark Kessler will be the general manager of the company’s newly developed Trucking division. The division will focus on creating products and services to for trucking fleets.

January 9, 2015

Carlyle Group Buys Back AxleTech

Mary Petrovich, a former CEO of AxleTech from 2002-2011, will rejoin the firm as executive chairman. Joe Mejaly, who joined the company in May 2014 as general manager, will serve as AxleTech International’s CEO.

January 9, 2015

Holman Names New Community Affairs Manager

The Holman Automotive Group, parent company of 25 businesses ranging from auto dealerships to truck upfitting and ARI fleet management, named Steve Holman manager of community affairs.

January 7, 2015

Universal Truckload Replaces CEO after Planned Retirement

Universal Truckload Services named Jeff Rogers as the company’s new CEO succeeding Scott Wolfe who announced his plans to retire earlier this year.

January 6, 2015

Sapp Bros. Founder to Receive NATSO Award

The National Association of Truck Stop Owners is giving Sapp Bros. Travel Centers Founder William Sapp the Hall of Fame award at this year’s NATSO Show in Las Vegas.

January 5, 2015

Hankook Appoints New President of American Operations

Hankook Tire appointed Hee-se Ahn as the president of Hankook Tire America Corp., effective Jan. 1. Ahn will also function as the company’s chief operating officer for business operations throughout the Americas.

December 31, 2014

Cowan Systems Names New President

Cowan Systems announced that Dennis Morgan will be the new president of the company effective Jan. 1, 2015. Morgan is leaving his current role as the company’s chief operating officer.

December 24, 2014

C.R. England Names Chief Financial Officer

C.R. England appointed TJ McGeean as the Chief Financial Officer of the company, replacing current company president, Josh England who had been serving in a dual role as CFO since 2013.

December 24, 2014

Con-way Multimodal Appoints New President

Con-way Multimodal announced the appointment of Gregory L. Orr as president of the freight brokerage division of Menlo Logistics. He was previously the vice-president of operations of operations.

December 19, 2014

Mary Phillips Takes House Transportation Job

Mary Phillips, the former chief of legislative affairs for American Trucking Associations, has been named to a top post on a key transportation subcommittee in the House.

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