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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

October 8, 2013 - Industry News

PHH Arval Names Kim Bolin VP of Vehicle Maintenance

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

Gager to Retire from APRA

Bill Gager is retiring after 35 years with APRA.

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

September 25, 2013 - Industry News

Stephen Roy Named Mack North American President

Stephen Roy has been named president of North American Sales & Marketing for Mack Trucks.

Mack Trucks Inc. announced that Stephen Roy has been named president of North American Sales & Marketing, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Roy has led the company’s aftermarket business since 2008, and will succeed Kevin Flaherty, who is retiring after more than 40 years with the company.

Tags: Leadership, Mack Trucks

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

Paul Kokalis Promoted to President of Fontaine Modification

Paul Kokalis has been named president of Fontaine Modification. With more than 25 years at Fontaine Modification, he most recently served as vice president of operations for the company, which is part of the Marmon Highway Technologies Commercial Truck group.

Tags: Leadership, Fontaine Modification

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Rogers Ousted as YRC Freight President

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The parent of several trucking operations, YRC Worldwide, has announced CEO James Welch has assumed the responsibilities as president of the company’s national less-than-truckload service provider YRC Freight. He succeeds Jeff Rogers, who left the company for undisclosed reasons.

Tags: YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Leadership, Fleets

September 22, 2013 - Industry News

Randy Perry Named to Trucker Buddy Board of Directors

Randy Perry, fleet safety manager with Frito-Lay Corp., has been elected to the Trucker Buddy Board of Directors.

Tags: Leadership, NPTC, Trucker Buddy

September 22, 2013 - Industry News

CVSA Announces New Officers

2013-2014 CVSA officers: Capt. Jay Thompsonof the Arkansas Highway Police is CVSA secretary (on left); Capt. William "Bill" Reese of the Idaho State Police (center) is CVSA vice president; and Sgt.Tom Fuller of the New York State Police is CVSA president.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced its officers for the 2013-2014 term. The transition took place during the CVSA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Denver, Co.

Tags: Leadership, CVSA

September 20, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Executives Named to Inaugural Lead ATA Class

American Trucking Associations announced the first 17 trucking industry executives who have been accepted into Lead ATA, the trucking group’s new program to educate and engage future leaders.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, Idle Reduction

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

USA Truck Announces Executive Appointments

USA Truck has announced the appointment of Russell Overla to the position of executive vice president, Truckload Operations and Jeff Lester to the role of executive vice president, Safety and Risk Management. The two bring a combined 40 years of transportation industry experience to USA Truck's executive management team.

Tags: Leadership, USA Truck

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Tom Flies Joins Cadec as COO

Former Qualcomm and Xata executive Tom Flies has joined the company as chief operating officer.

Tags: Qualcomm, Xata, Leadership, Cadec

September 12, 2013 - Industry News

Great Dane CEO and President Announces Succession Plan

Great Dane CEO and President Bill Crown announced his intention to step away from his day-to-day activities as the company's president, while retaining the role of CEO. Effective Oct. 1, Dean Engelage, Great Dane's EVP of Sales and Strategic Planning, will succeed Crown as the company president.

Tags: Leadership, Great Dane

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