December 19, 2014 - Industry News
Mary Phillips, the former chief of legislative affairs for American Trucking Associations, has been named to a top post on a key transportation subcommittee in the House.
Tags: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congress, American Trucking Associations, People
December 18, 2014 - Industry News
Blu LNG named James Edward Burns as the company’s new President, to lead day to day operations and direct strategic focus toward expanding domestic use.
Tags: Leadership, People, Blu, LNG
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Senate in a voice vote Tuesday confirmed Mark Rosekind to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: NTSB, NHTSA, People
December 12, 2014 - Industry News
Digi International elected Ron Konezny to be the president and CEO of the company effective Dec. 17, 2014. The previous president and CEO Joseph T. Dunsmore will retire when he is succeeded by Konezny.
Tags: Leadership, Trimble, PeopleNet, People, Digi International
Capacity Trucks sponsored a raffle raising money for a local food bank using the Ice Bucket Challenge, a popular viral internet campaign to raise awareness for ALS. Capacity donated the $1,600 it raised to the East Texas Food Bank.
Tags: Intermodal, People, Donations, Charity Fundraiser
December 2, 2014 - Industry News
Truck component manufacturer Eaton Corp. announced on Tuesday Pavan Pattada has been named president of the company’s North American truck business beginning the first of next year.
Tags: Eaton Corp., People
Ruan Transportation Management Systems CEO Steve Chapman is retiring from the company on Dec. 31 and will be replaced by current President and Chief Operating Officer Ben McLean.
Tags: Fleets, People, Ruan
Among other activities, the committee is responsible for annually identifying the top research priorities for the trucking industry.
Tags: ATA, Research, ATRI, People
He will be responsible for refining and enhancing the Arkansas-based company’s route network as it continues with its growth strategy, according to a news release.
Tags: Fleets, People, USA Truck
November 25, 2014 - Industry News
Rush Trucking brought in Gregory Humes to be the company's interim CEO. Humes is a 30 year logistics and supply chain veteran who previously headed the creation of Driving for America, a logistics staffing school.
Tags: Leadership, People, Fleets
November 20, 2014 - Industry News
USA Truck expanded its Dedicated Freight team with the hiring of Greg B. Lutes as vice president and general manager.
Tags: Leadership, Hiring, People, USA Truck
President Obama intends to nominate Mark Rosekind of the National Transportation Safety Board -- a noted fatigue scientist who has studied truck driver hours of service rules -- to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: NTSB, NHTSA, Sleep Apnea, Hours of Service, Fatigue, People
November 17, 2014 - Industry News
ATA president Bill Graves sent out a statement announcing that Clint Wheeler, a former ATA member who worked in the executive office, passed away from liver cancer. Wheeler joined the ATA in 1989 before leaving to work at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1997.
Tags: ATA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, People
Cummins Inc. named Tracy Embree as the company’s president of the components group, moving on from her post as the president of Cummins turbo technologies. The move will be effective on January 1, 2015.
Tags: Cummins, Promotion, People
November 14, 2014 - Industry News
In the interim, Bob Russell, former legislative affairs director, who retired at the end of October, has stepped in to serve as interim president until a replacement can be found.
Tags: Associations, People, Oregon Trucking Association
November 12, 2014 - Industry News
Choice Logistics has named Senior Vice President James Adams to the newly created company position of chief operating officer.
Tags: Fleets, People, Choice Logistics
According to the company the new business name “more accurately describes the business unit's core mission of developing a broad set of analytics offerings, clearly positioning the business as an essential component of Omnitracs' enterprise-wide suite of solutions for transportation and logistics.”
Tags: Information Technology, People, Omnitracs
November 10, 2014 - Industry News
Vipar Heavy Duty promoted Chris Baer to executive vice president.
Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty, People, SKF, Promotions
November 6, 2014 - Industry News
Navistar announced it is restructuring its senior leadership team, along with the retirement of Jack Allen, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Tags: Navistar, People
Knight Transportation Inc. CEO Kevin Knight will step down from part of his role with the company on Jan. 1.
Tags: Fleets, People, Knight Transportation
November 5, 2014 - Industry News
William J. Logue has been in the role at the less-than truckload carrier since 2010.
Tags: Fleets, People, FedEx, FedEx Freight
November 4, 2014 - Industry News
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
October 27, 2014 - Industry News
Eaton named Gerard DeVito vice president of technology for the Vehicle Group. The promotion will be effective on Nov. 1, 2015.
Tags: Technology, Eaton, People
October 23, 2014 - Industry News
Celadon Trucking Services parent Celadon Group has names Erik Meek chief operating officer. He previously served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.
Tags: Celadon Group, Fleets, People
October 20, 2014 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute named Judy McReynolds as its new chairman of the board, succeeding Steve Williams, CEO of Maverick Transportation.
Tags: ATRI, People, ArcBest Corp., Fleets
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