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April 23, 2018 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks North America Head Goes to MAN; Acting President Named

Per Carlsson Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America is on the hunt for a new chef executive after Göran Nyberg left to take a position with MAN Truck & Bus. Volvo has appointed Per Carlsson acting president.

Tags: Leadership, People, MAN Trucks, Volvo Trucks North America

April 16, 2018 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Head Ducker to Retire in August

Michael Ducker will retire from his position as Fedex Freight president and chief executive in August. Photo: FedEx

Fedex Freight president and chief executive officer Michael L. Ducker will retire effective Aug. 15, 2018, concluding a decades-long career with the company.

Tags: Leadership, People, FedEx, FedEx Freight

April 16, 2018 - Industry News

Penske Exec Named Truck Renting and Leasing Association Board Chairman

Penske Truck Leasing's Michael Duff has been named chairman of the board of TRALA. Photo: TRALA

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association named Penske's Michael Duff its 2018-19 Chairman of the Board at its annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Tags: Leasing, TRALA, Leadership, Penske Truck Leasing, People

April 12, 2018 - Industry News

Nikola Brings On Alt-Fuels Expert as Technologies VP

Jesse Schneider, vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell tehcnologies at Nikola Motors. Photo: Nikola Motors

Nikola Motors has hired automotive industry alternative fuels expert Jesse Schneider as its vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Tags: Leadership, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, People, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

GlobalTranz CFO Wins Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award

Renee Krug, chief financial officer of GlobalTranz, was the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award. Photo: Women In Trucking

Renee Krug, chief financial officer of GlobalTranz, has been announced as the winner of the fourth annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award by the Women In Trucking Association.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, Women in Trucking Association, People, Women in Trucking, Logistics

April 5, 2018 - Industry News

Doughty Promoted to Head of PrePass Provider Help Inc.

Mark Doughty, president and chief operating officer of Help Inc. Photo: Help Inc.

Mark Doughty has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Help Inc., the provider of PrePass and other truck-safety services.

Tags: Leadership, People, Help Inc., PrePass

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Former CFI President Named Executive Vice President of Navajo Express

Tim Staroba, executive vice president of Navajo Express. Photo: Navajo Express.

Denver-based trucking company Navajo Express has hired Tim Staroba as its executive vice president.

Tags: Leadership, People, CFI

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Great Dane Appoints Two Lead Manufacturing Executives

Axel Gros and Jim Stevenson have been appointed as vice presidents of manufacturing for Great Dane. Photo: Great Dane

Great Dane has appointed two new vice presidents of manufacturing, Axel Gros and Jim Stevenson.

Tags: Leadership, Trailers, People, Great Dane

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

ATA Names Horvath Director of Safety Policy

Dan Horvath, ATA director of safety. Photo: ATA

American Trucking Associations has hired Dan Horvath as the organization’s new director of safety, in charge of transportation safety advocacy.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, People, Safety

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Navistar Appoints Baumann as Strategy and Planning Exec

Navistar International announced that Friedrich W. Baumann has joined the company as senior vice president, strategy, and planning.

Tags: Volkswagen, Navistar, Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America, New Hire

April 2, 2018 - Industry News

Solar Transport Names New President

Rich Clair, president of Solar Transport. Photo: Solar Transport

Rich Clair has been named president of Solar Transport, a Midwest tank truck carrier and logistics provider.

Tags: Leadership, People, Tankers, Liquid Tank Trailers

March 26, 2018 - Industry News

Teuton Becomes First Woman to Head American Truck Dealers

Jodie Teuton is the first woman to be elected chair of American Truck Dealers in the organization's 48-year history. Photo: ATD

Jodie Teuton, vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana and Southland Truck Leasing, has been elected chairwoman of American Truck Dealers at the ATD show in Las Vegas. She is the first woman to be elected chair of ATD which was founded in 1970.

Tags: ATD, American Truck Dealers, Leadership, People, Truck Dealers

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

ATA Expands Mid-Year Management Event

ATA has rebranded its annual May Leadership Meeting to offer a more inclusive experience on the trucking industry calendar, dubbed the Mid-Year Management Session.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, Events

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Roush CleanTech Promotes Mouw to President

Roush CleanTech promoted Todd Mouw to president.

Propane autogas vehicle modifier Roush CleanTech has promoted Todd Mouw to president and made several other personnel changes, the company announced.

Tags: ROUSH CleanTech, Promotions, Vehicle Modifiers, ROUSH Performance, Propane Autogas, Leadership

March 9, 2018 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Announces Leadership Transition

Greg Gantt (center) has been named CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line, succeeding David Congdon (left)  who will replace Earl Congdon (right) as the executive chairman of the board. Photo: ODFL

Greg Gantt is succeeding David Congdon as CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line as of May 16 as part of the less-than-truckload company’s designed succession plan.

Tags: Leadership, Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Cooper Tires Names Ball Senior VP of North American Operations

Christopher Ball

Cooper Tire & Rubber has named Christopher Ball senior vice president of North America Tire Operations, effective March 19.

Tags: Leadership, Tires, People, Cooper Tire

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

TMC Names USA Truck’s Harris General Chairman

Jeff Harris

The ATA Technology & Maintenance Council announced that Jeff Harris, vice president of maintenance at USA Truck has been elected 2018-2019 general chairman and treasurer during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People, USA Truck

March 1, 2018 - Industry News

Martinez Sworn In as FMCSA Administrator

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao (far right) swears in Raymond Martinez as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration. Photo: U.S. DOT

Raymond Martinez has been officially sworn in by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao as the sixth administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, Leadership, U.S. DOT, People

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

Daimler Names Head of Truck Connectivity Strategy

Sanjiv Khurana

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Sanjiv Khurana has been appointed to the position of general manager of Trucks Connectivity.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America, Connected Vehicles

February 23, 2018 - Industry News

Pressure Systems International's Musgrave Named to MEMA Board of Directors

Tim Musgrave, president and CEO of Pressure Systems International, has been named to the board of directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association for a two-year term.

Tags: Leadership, MEMA, HDMA, People, P.S.I.

February 22, 2018 - Industry News

Omnitracs Taps Former BNSF Logistics President as CEO

Ray Greer

Omnitracs has appointed industry veteran Ray Greer its chief executive officer; he takes over for John Graham, who served as CEO since 2013.

Tags: Leadership, People, Omnitracs, Telematics, C-Suite, New Hire, BNSF

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Bendix Honors Gould with Leadership Excellence Award

2018 Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award honorees are joined by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems executive leadership. From left: Carlos Hungria, Barbara Gould, Juan Carlos “JC” Mellado, Sonia Meade, Berend Bracht and Joe McAleese. Photo: Bendix

Bendix has awarded its communications director Barbara Gould with its 2018 Excellence in Bendix Leadership award.

Tags: Leadership, Bendix, Awards, People

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

Neitzke to Lead Cummins On-Highway North American OEM Business

Rob Neitzke was selected to head the Cummins On-Highway North American OEM business. Photo: Cummins

Rob Neitzke, formerly chief of Cummins Westport, has been named executive director of Cummins' on-highway North American original equipment manufacturer business.

Tags: Cummins, Leadership, People

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Trimble Makes Key Leadership Appointments in Mobility Division

Thomas Fansler (left) has been named president of Transportation Mobility, Jim Rodi (center) was appointed general manager of global markets, and Bryan Coyne (right) was named general manager of Transportation Mobility North America. Photo: Trimble Transportation Mobility

Thomas Fansler has been named president of Transportation Mobility, Jim Rodi was appointed general manager of global markets, and Bryan Coyne was named general manager of Transportation Mobility North America.

Tags: Leadership, Fleet Management Software, Software, Trimble, People

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Nikola COO Perry Joins Suddath's Logistics Division

Scott Perry has joined Suddath Global Logistics, leaving The Nikola Motor Company. Photo: Suddath Global Logistics

Scott Perry, longtime Ryder System exec, has been named the president of Global Logistics for the Suddath Companies, after serving as the chief operating officer of Nikola Motor for only a few months.

Tags: Leadership, Ryder System, People, Nikola Motor Company

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