Joe Artuso has been named president and CEO of GE's Trailer Fleet Services. The GE business unit provides trailer leasing and management services as well as modular space rentals through 1,500 branch locations.
First joining GE Capital in 1980, Artuso was most recently general manager of GE Vendor Financial Services. He will be located in the Trailer Fleet Services' expanded offices in Wayne, PA.
Hand Held Products' IT4600 handheld imager line now uses Adaptus Imaging Technology Plaform 5.0, improving its ability to read linear or 2D bar codes as well as capture digital images with increased resolution. www.handheld.com
Noregon Systems' Data Link Adapter for SAE J1939 and J1708 data bus connectors is now offered with a USB connector for use with new PCs not equipped with serial or parallel ports. Like other company adapters, it supports all RP1210A compliant applications. www.noregon.com
Quality Distribution, which operates the largest tanker fleet in the U.S., has decided to install the SkyBitz GLS trailer tracking system after two years of evaluations, according to president and CEO Jerry Detter. Quality manages 7,600 tank trailers and 3,500 tractors.
Tow Trucks contracted to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be fitted with WebTech Wireless telematics systems. The system will be used to monitor tow-truck activity, improve customer service and simplify billing, according to the authority.
Approximately 280 owner-operators leased to flatbed carrier Fikes Truck Lines will install MobileMax Multi-Mode communications systems by the end of the year, according to the carrier. Fikes supplies the GeoLogic Solutions systems to its owner-operators for a nominal monthly fee, according to Jerry Davis, the fleet's VP of safety and insurance. The MobileMax system is used in an after-hours dispatching system that allows Fikes drivers to access loads even when dispatchers are off duty.