May 6, 2014 - Industry News
As chief of legislative affairs, Spear will be responsible for advancing ATA’s policy priorities in Congress including infrastructure funding, hours-of-service and safety issues.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, People
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
Members of the National Tank Truck Carriers have elected Dean Kaplan as the organization’s new chairman at the association’s recent annual meeting in Las Vegas on April 28.
Tags: National Tank Truck Carriers, Fleets, People, NTTC
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
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
Ed Saxman, an engineer and product manager at Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks for a combined 44 years, has retired. A mechanical engineer by education, Saxman helped develop powertrain advances, then explained them to customers and journalists.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, People
May 1, 2014 - Industry News
The Canadian owner of various trucking operations has announced one of its leaders will soon be leaving.
Tags: Fleets, People, Mullen Trucking
April 29, 2014 - Industry News
SKF has announced the appointment of George Garner as vice president of automotive sales for the SKF Vehicle Service Market, North America Business Unit, effective immediately.
Tags: People, SKF
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
Cummins Inc. promoted Dana Vogt to vice president - manufacturing - heavy duty, mid-range, and light duty diesel. In this new role, Vogt will also be an officer of the company.
Tags: Cummins, People
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
April 22, 2014 - Industry News
Bedford Monday, CTP, general manager of Schwan Food, was elected chair of the National Private Truck Council Board of Directors at the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 13-15 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Tags: NPTC, People
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
Long time automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industry executive, John. F. Lorimer retired on April 1, after 44 years in the industry.
Tags: People, IPD
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, part of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, announced that John Boynton, currently vice president, sales, BCS, has been promoted to the position of president, BCS, effective immediately.
Tags: People, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions
April 10, 2014 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced a new director of state legislative affairs. Mike Matousek will be responsible for tracking and analyzing state legislative initiatives and proactively fighting for the rights of all truckers within state legislatures.
Tags: OOIDA, People
April 9, 2014 - Industry News
Mack Trucks named Brian Layman its new vice president of business development. In this newly created role, Layman will be responsible for product segmentation, development and management of sales programs, dealer measurements and new truck sales pricing and quoting activities for truck sales in North America.
Tags: Mack Trucks, People
April 8, 2014 - Industry News
Webb Wheel Severe Duty has announced the appointments of Nate Nielsen as director of sales and Jeremy Zills to manager of engineering. These latest organizational changes at Webb Severe Duty are components in the strategic plans of the business unit to focus on premium value-add brake drum solutions for severe duty applications such as transit bus, motor coach, and refuse trucks.
Tags: Webb Wheel, People, Wheels
April 7, 2014 - Industry News
NationaLease, the North American organization of full service truck leasing companies, has named Joe Puff as vice president of truck technology and maintenance, reporting to Dean Vicha, president of NationaLease.
Tags: NationaLease, People
April 2, 2014 - Industry News
EnPro Industries announced that Jon Cox, currently president, Stemco, has been named EnPro chief innovation officer effective April 1. Cox will maintain his responsibilities leading Stemco as group president, but will also be responsible for driving innovation across all EnPro operations.
Tags: Stemco, EnPro, People
March 24, 2014 - Industry News
Yokohama Tire Corp. has promoted Dan Funkhouser to director of commercial dealer business, responsible for all commercial dealer and associated national account business.
Tags: Yokohama, Leadership, Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., People
March 20, 2014 - Industry News
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has promoted Kurt Danielson to president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales. In addition to his new position he also will assume the role of senior vice president, Bridgestone Americas.
Tags: Firestone, Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People
March 13, 2014 - Industry News
Matt Bogdan has been promoted to vice president of sales, private fleet and carrier division, for AmeriQuest Transportation Services, a provider of comprehensive fleet management services, financial solutions, and operational support services.
Tags: Leadership, AmeriQuest, People
Peterson Manufacturing has appointed Kristen Goodson as vice president - product management. Goodson’s new role includes creating product strategies and recommendations, involvement in all product decisions, and coordinating crossfunctional team initiatives from initial product planning to engineering, tooling, manufacturing, packaging and sales launches.
Tags: Leadership, People, Peterson Manufacturing, Lighting
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council recognized Brent Hilton, director of maintenance for Maverick Transportation, Little Rock, Ark., with its Peggy Fisher Study Group Leadership Award during the Council’s 2014 Annual Meeting, Mar. 10-13, in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Awards, People
March 11, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Dan Umphress, vice president of maintenance and fleet services for A&R Logistics, was elected 2014-2015 general chairman and treasurer of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council during TMC’s 2014 Annual Meeting, now underway in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, People, Associations
March 10, 2014 - Industry News
Hino Trucks announced the appointment of George Daniels to the position of senior vice president sales and customer support. Daniels succeeds Bob McDowell who is no longer with the company.
Tags: Leadership, Hino Trucks, People
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
New YRC Freight president Darren Hawkins is shaking up things with the less-than-truckload carrier by reorganizing its management.
Tags: Leadership, Fleets, People, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has promoted Matt Loos to director of truck & bus marketing, while Cassandra Kilareski joins the BCS marketing team as senior manager of marketing communications and digital.
Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, People
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