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Truck-Lite’s Brad Van Riper Dies at 64

Truck-Lite's Bradley Van Riper, senior vice president and chief technology officer, has died at the age of 64 after a brief battle with cancer.

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FedEx Freight Names Smith President and CEO

John A. Smith will be FedEx Freight’s new president and CEO come August. Smith, currently senior vice president of operations at FedEx Freight, will succeed Michael L. Ducker, whose pending retirement was announced recently.

Trimble's David Wangler Dies

David Wangler, head of TMW Systems and president of Trimble Transportation Enterprise, died suddenly April 26. He was 56.

Daimler Trucks Names Manufacturing, Reman Leadership

Daimler Trucks North America has announced three high-level appointments to its manufacturing and remanufacturing operations.

XPO Brings in Amazon Logistics Exec as COO

XPO Logistics has appointed former Amazon executive Kenneth Wagers as its chief operating officer, succeeding Troy Cooper who has been promoted to the position of president.

Volvo Trucks North America Head Goes to MAN; Acting President Named

Volvo Trucks North America is on the hunt for a new chef executive after Göran Nyberg left to take a position with MAN Truck & Bus. Volvo has appointed Per Carlsson acting president.

FedEx Freight Head Ducker to Retire in August

Fedex Freight president and chief executive officer Michael L. Ducker will retire effective Aug. 15, 2018, concluding a decades-long career with the company.

Penske Exec Named Truck Renting and Leasing Association Board Chairman

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association named Penske's Michael Duff its 2018-19 Chairman of the Board at its annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Nikola Brings On Alt-Fuels Expert as Technologies VP

Nikola Motors has hired automotive industry alternative fuels expert Jesse Schneider as its vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

GlobalTranz CFO Wins Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award

Renee Krug, chief financial officer of GlobalTranz, has been announced as the winner of the fourth annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award by the Women In Trucking Association.