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Bendix Names New Top Exec as Bracht Steps Down

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Michael J. Hawthorne as its new president and CEO as well as a member of the executive board, succeeding Berend Bracht who is stepping down to take a role outside of the company.

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Yeagy Takes Over as Wabash National CEO

Brent Yeagy has officially assumed the role of president and chief executive officer as part of a planned transition after Richard J. Giromini announced he was stepping down from the role late last year.

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.

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.

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.

Navistar Appoints Baumann as Strategy and Planning Exec

Navistar International announced that Friedrich W. Baumann has joined the company as senior vice president, strategy, and planning.

Teuton Becomes First Woman to Head American Truck Dealers

Jodie Teuton, vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana and Southland Truck Leasing, has been elected chairwoman of American Truck Dealers at the ATD show in Las Vegas. She is the first woman to be elected chair of ATD which was founded in 1970.

Roush CleanTech Promotes Mouw to President

Propane autogas vehicle modifier Roush CleanTech has promoted Todd Mouw to president and made several other personnel changes, the company announced.

Daimler Names Head of Truck Connectivity Strategy

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Sanjiv Khurana has been appointed to the position of general manager of Trucks Connectivity.

Why Competent Fleet Managers Are Terminated

Over the years, I have known many competent fleet managers. But, like salmons swimming upstream, not every promising fleet manager survives the challenges and rigors of day-to-day fleet management. It is understandable when fleet managers are fired for making expensive mistakes or when caught engaging in ethical transgressions, but, sadly, many more are terminated for circumstances that are entirely avoidable.