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December 15, 2013 - Industry News

HDMA Welcomes Two New Team Members

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association announced the addition of Katelyn Litalien and Megan Guess to their Marketing and Member Services team.

Tags: Leadership, HDMA

December 13, 2013 - Industry News

Strickland to Step Down as NHTSA Chief

David Strickland

David Strickland, chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the past three years, is stepping down, the agency confirmed.

Tags: Leadership, NHTSA

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

DOT’s Porcari to Step Down at Year End; Mendez Tapped for Post

Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari is stepping down after four and a half years of service. In a message to DOT employees, Secretary Anthony Foxx thanked Porcari and said he has asked Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez to step in as Acting Deputy Secretary starting Jan. 1.

Tags: DOT, Leadership

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Ford's John Ruppert to Head Commercial Truck Division

John Ruppert (left) and Fritz Ahadi.

Ford Motor Co.has tapped John Ruppert, its top fleet executive, to head up its commercial truck division, a Ford spokesman told Automotive Fleet on Monday.

Tags: Leadership, Ford

December 9, 2013 - Industry News

FTR Hires Don Ake and Enhances Truck & Trailer Outlook

FTR has hired Don Ake as vice president of commercial vehicles. In his new role with the company, Ake is directing the enhancement of FTR’s Truck & Trailer Outlook product.

Tags: Leadership, FTR

November 22, 2013 - Industry News

Fontaine Trailer Announces New President

Fontaine Commercial Platform Trailer announces that Karl Owens has been promoted to company president. Owens began his career with Fontaine Trailer at the Kent, Ohio, facility as operations manager in 2003 and became general manager of the Kent facility a year later.

Tags: Leadership, Fontaine Trailer

November 18, 2013 - Industry News

Rob Phillips Takes Helm of Phillips Industries

Rob Phillips is the fourth generation Phillips family member to lead the company.

Phillips Industries, a manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for commercial vehicles, has appointed Rob Phillips as its new president and COO.

Tags: Leadership, Phillips Industries

November 14, 2013 - Industry News

Diamond Companies and Roberts Truck Center Announce Management Appointments

Executive and senior management appointments were announced for the merged Diamond Companies and Roberts Truck Center organization.

Tags: Leadership, Mergers & Acquisitions, Diamond Companies, Roberts Truck Center

November 13, 2013 - Industry News

Shelby Howard to Assume Leadership Role in Rush Truck Centers' Navistar Division

Rush Enterprises Inc. announced that Shelby Howard, dealer principal of Chicago International Trucks and Indy Truck Sales, will join the Rush organization as regional general manager.

Tags: Navistar, Leadership, Dealers, Rush

November 12, 2013 - Industry News

Val T. Noel Joins Trac Intermodal as Senior VP, COO

Trac Intermodal announced that Val T. Noel joined the company as senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Tags: Leadership, Trac Intermodal

November 6, 2013 - Industry News

Securement Veteran Abato to Head up New North American Venture

Dolezych, a 78-year-old German-based manufacturer of lifting equipment, slings, ropes and load-securing technologies, announced the creation of Doleco USA, its first sales, distribution and manufacturing presence in North America.

Tags: Load Securement, Leadership, Doleco USA

November 5, 2013 - Industry News

Transport America Adds Executive Staff

Chris Duncan has joined Transport America as vice president - dedicated sales, and Laurie Murphy has been hired as vice president - eastern region.

Tags: Leadership, Fleets, Transport America

November 4, 2013 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification’s Nate Eichinger to Lead Vocational Truck Operations

Fontaine Modifications announced that Nate Eichinger will oversee vocational truck operations for the company. As vocational operations manager, Eichinger will direct production and scheduling at all of Fontaine’s vocational truck facilities nationwide.

Tags: Leadership, Fontaine Modification

November 1, 2013 - Industry News

Pegasus TransTech Announces Frank Adelman as CEO

Pegasus TransTech announced that Frank Adelman has been named president and CEO. Adelman assumes this position as part of the company’s long-term succession planning and replaces Bob Helms, who is retiring from his position as chairman and CEO to pursue other interests and spend time with his family.

Tags: Leadership, Pegasus TransTech

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

XRS Adds Two Leadership Positions, Names Christian Schenk SVP Business Develop & Strategy

XRS Corp. has named industry veteran Jon Van Winkle vice president, product management, and experienced software engineer Arvind Sharma vice president of engineering. The company has also appointed XRS executive Christian Schenk to a new leadership role as senior vice president, business development and strategy.

Tags: Leadership, SaaS, XRS

October 27, 2013 - Industry News

Penray Broadens Management Team

The Penray Companies Inc. has announced the formation of a new management team that will work to grow sales of the company’s chemical additives and functional fluids with a new air of excitement and enthusiasm.

Tags: Leadership, Penray

October 27, 2013 - Industry News

USA Truck Appoints Cade as Vice President, Maintenance

USA Truck Inc., transportation and logistics provider, has named James L. Cade as vice president of maintenance.

Tags: Leadership, USA Truck

October 22, 2013 - Industry News

Phil Byrd Elected 69th Chairman of American Trucking Associations

Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express, Charleston, S.C., is ATA's new chairman.

The board of directors of American Trucking Associations has elected Phil Byrd, president of Bulldog Hiway Express, Charleston, S.C., as the federation’s 69th chairman. It happened Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. during the ATA’s Management Conference and Exhibition.

Tags: ATA, ATA2013, Leadership, Fleets

October 21, 2013 - Industry News

Survey Finds Third-Party Logistics CEOs Project Growth Amidst Slow Economy

The 20th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Provider CEOs, sponsored by Penske Logistics, revealed that despite a slow economy, North American CEOs have their sights set on growth, expecting their companies to increase revenues by an average of 14.6% over the next three years.

Tags: Leadership, 3PL, Nearshoring

October 17, 2013 - Industry News

Marty Fletcher Joins SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems announced that Marty Fletcher has joined its management team as a strategic program manager. Fletcher brings over 40 years of engineering experience in the automotive and trucking industries.

Tags: Leadership, SmartDrive

October 17, 2013 - Industry News

Michael Baker Joins SmartDrive as Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Michael Baker, SmartDrive Vice President of Worldwide Sales

SmartDrive Systems announced that Michael Baker has joined its management team as vice president of worldwide sales. Baker is a telematics sales veteran.

Tags: Leadership, SmartDrive Systems

October 16, 2013 - Industry News

Transplace Appoints Warren Hoppmeyer Senior Director, Sales

Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, has appointed Warren Hoppmeyer as senior director, sales, for the chemical division.

Tags: Leadership, Transplace

October 15, 2013 - Industry News

Auto Air Exports Names Chris Sims President

Auto Air Exports, consisting of Omega Environmental Technologies, Global Parts Distributors and Santech Industries announced the internal promotion of Christopher Sims to the position of president and chief operating officer.

Tags: Leadership, Auto Air Exports

October 10, 2013 - Industry News

TMC Transportation Becomes Employee Owned

TMC Transportation, a private, family-owned company for 41 years announced that it will transition to an employee stock ownership plan, becoming an employee-owned company.

Tags: Leadership, TMC Transportation, Fleets

October 9, 2013 - Industry News

Expeditors CEO Peter Rose Announces Retirement

Peter J. Rose, chairman and CEO of Expeditors International of Washington Inc., a global logistics company, announced his retirement as the company’s CEO effective March 1, 2014.

Tags: Leadership, Expeditors International

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