December 19, 2014
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.
December 18, 2014
Blu LNG named James Edward Burns as the company’s new President, to lead day to day operations and direct strategic focus toward expanding domestic use.
December 17, 2014
The Senate in a voice vote Tuesday confirmed Mark Rosekind to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
December 12, 2014
Digi International elected Ron Konezny to be the president and CEO of the company effective Dec. 17, 2014. The previous president and CEO Joseph T. Dunsmore will retire when he is succeeded by Konezny.
Capacity Trucks sponsored a raffle raising money for a local food bank using the Ice Bucket Challenge, a popular viral internet campaign to raise awareness for ALS. Capacity donated the $1,600 it raised to the East Texas Food Bank.
December 2, 2014
Truck component manufacturer Eaton Corp. announced on Tuesday Pavan Pattada has been named president of the company’s North American truck business beginning the first of next year.
Ruan Transportation Management Systems CEO Steve Chapman is retiring from the company on Dec. 31 and will be replaced by current President and Chief Operating Officer Ben McLean.
Among other activities, the committee is responsible for annually identifying the top research priorities for the trucking industry.
He will be responsible for refining and enhancing the Arkansas-based company’s route network as it continues with its growth strategy, according to a news release.
November 25, 2014
Rush Trucking brought in Gregory Humes to be the company's interim CEO. Humes is a 30 year logistics and supply chain veteran who previously headed the creation of Driving for America, a logistics staffing school.
November 20, 2014
USA Truck expanded its Dedicated Freight team with the hiring of Greg B. Lutes as vice president and general manager.
President Obama intends to nominate Mark Rosekind of the National Transportation Safety Board -- a noted fatigue scientist who has studied truck driver hours of service rules -- to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
November 17, 2014
ATA president Bill Graves sent out a statement announcing that Clint Wheeler, a former ATA member who worked in the executive office, passed away from liver cancer. Wheeler joined the ATA in 1989 before leaving to work at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1997.
Cummins Inc. named Tracy Embree as the company’s president of the components group, moving on from her post as the president of Cummins turbo technologies. The move will be effective on January 1, 2015.
November 14, 2014
In the interim, Bob Russell, former legislative affairs director, who retired at the end of October, has stepped in to serve as interim president until a replacement can be found.
November 12, 2014
Choice Logistics has named Senior Vice President James Adams to the newly created company position of chief operating officer.
According to the company the new business name “more accurately describes the business unit's core mission of developing a broad set of analytics offerings, clearly positioning the business as an essential component of Omnitracs' enterprise-wide suite of solutions for transportation and logistics.”
November 10, 2014
Vipar Heavy Duty promoted Chris Baer to executive vice president.
November 6, 2014
Navistar announced it is restructuring its senior leadership team, along with the retirement of Jack Allen, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Knight Transportation Inc. CEO Kevin Knight will step down from part of his role with the company on Jan. 1.
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