December 11, 2013 - Industry News
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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, 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, 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
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
October 8, 2013 - Industry News
PHH Arval announced that Kim Bolin has been named vice president, Vehicle Maintenance Assistance and Contact Center. Bolin most recently served as director for the North American Contact Center at PHH.
Tags: Leadership, PHH Arval
October 7, 2013 - Industry News
William “Bill” Gager announced that he will retire from his position as president of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association on Dec. 31.
Tags: Leadership, APRA, Remanufacturing, Aftermarket
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