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August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Aftermarket Sales Director Tony Pape Dies

Tony Pape Photo courtesy of Accuride

Accuride’s director of aftermarket strategy and sales, Tony Pape has died at the age of 53, the company announced.

Tags: Obituary, Aftermarket, Accuride

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

CRST Founder Dies at 91

Herald Smith Photo: CRST

CRST founder Herald “Smitty” Smith Jr. passed away on July 27 at his home in Door County, Wis., at the age of 91.

Tags: Obituary, People, CRST

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Heavy Truck Marketer Jeff Kahn Dies

Jeff Kahn Photo via Havas Formula

Jeff Kahn, probably best known in the industry for his work at Ford Heavy Truck introducing the Ford Aeromax, has died at age 74.

Tags: Obituary, Ford, People, Marketing

April 8, 2015 - Industry News

Jim Winsor, Longtime Trucking Journalist, Passes Away

Jim Winsor in the mid-2000s.

Jim Winsor, a veteran trucking industry journalist and former executive editor of Heavy Duty Trucking, passed away Tuesday night from natural causes.

Tags: Obituary, Technology & Maintenance Council

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Former Roadway CEO Michael Wickham Dies

Former Roadway CEO Michael W. Wickham passed away last Tuesday Jan. 20, at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. Wickham was 67 years old.

Tags: Obituary, ATRI, People, YRC Worldwide

December 16, 2014 - Industry News

TRALA Announces Death of President and CEO Tom James

[UPDATED} Truck Renting and Leasing Association President and CEO Tom James died unexpectedly Monday night at his home in Arlington, Virginia.

Tags: Truck Renting and Leasing Association, Obituary

December 7, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Mourns Death of Mike Pennington

D. Mike Pennington passed away Friday, Dec. 5. (Photo: PenNotes LLC)

UPDATED -- Longtime Meritor communications chief David Michael Pennington, 64, died suddenly Friday, Dec. 5, stunning the trucking industry supplier community and press corps.

Tags: Obituary, Meritor

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Former HDT Senior Editor James Stacy Dead at Age 94

A memorial service for former Heavy Duty Trucking Senior Editor James Stacy is set for later this week following his death on June 18 at age 94.

Tags: Obituary, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People

September 2, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA's Deborah Freund Dead at 57

A driving force behind trucking safety at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Deborah M. "Debbie" Freund, died Thursday of metastatic breast cancer.

Tags: FMCSA, Obituary, People

June 29, 2014 - Industry News

Ed Bobit, Founder of Automotive Fleet and Bobit Business Media, Passes Away

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, and publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine and many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86.

Tags: Ed Bobit, Obituary, Bobit Business Media, Automotive Fleet

May 5, 2014 - Industry News

Former Rep. James Oberstar Dies

Former Rep. James Oberstar, a 36-year Congressman whose encyclopedic knowledge of transportation helped shape generations of policy, died May 3 at his home in Potomac, Md.

Tags: Obituary, Oberstar

May 2, 2014 - Industry News

Ed Shea, TMC Activist and Retired Publisher, Dies at 91

Ed Shea, a retired publisher of Owner Operator and The Specialist magazines, passed away April 28 after a period of declining health. He was 91. He was a founding member of what is now the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: People, Obituary, TMC

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

Former TCA Chairman Kaburick Dies

John Kaburick, owner of Earl L. Henderson Trucking and former chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association, died last week at age 61.

Tags: Obituary, People, Truckload Carriers Association

December 12, 2013 - Industry News

Award-Winning Truck Writer Patricia Smith Dies

Trucking journalist/communications specialist Patricia McCullough Smith, who served the trucking industry for nearly three decades, passed away Dec. 10 at the McMinnville, Ore., home she shared with her husband Doug.

Tags: Obituary, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

SKF Exec Mike McGrath Dead at 54

Mike McGrath, an automotive and heavy-duty industry leader for the past 25 years, 20 of them with SKF, passed away suddenly on Oct. 11, at the age of 54. He most recently was president of the SKF Vehicle Service Market, North America Business Unit.

Tags: Obituary, SKF

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Jack Thiessen, Former Trucking Editor and PR Counselor, Dead at 89

Jack Thiessen died last week surrounded by family.

Jack Thiessen, a former editor with trucking publisher Newport Communications, public relations counsel, newspaper reporter, and infantry veteran of World War II, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, in Temperance, Mich. He was 89.

Tags: Obituary



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