Transportation.com appointed former secretary of transportation Samuel K. Skinner as chairman of the board of directors.
PeopleNet Communications announced the appointment of Tom Kelly to CFO and Dick Winkler to vp-business development. Mack Trucks has promoted Paul P. Hozza to vp-medium-duty sales and market development.
Frank Reuwer was appointed president and COO of USF Logistics, replacing Doug Christensen, who became president and CEO of USF Worldwide Logistics.
Alan L. Sylvester has been named vp-North American Lubricants for Citgo Petroleum.
International Truck and Engine has appointed Michael Cancelliere vp-North American sales for the company's truck group.
76 Lubricants announced the promotion of Lou Burke to senior vp-sales, Mark Williams to vp-marketing and product strategy, and Tom LaRocque to international and direct sales manager.
Bob Helms was named president and CEO of Celadon Group. He will also serve as a member of the board of directors. Thomas D. Brown, president of Brown NationaLease of Des Moines, Iowa, has been elected the 2000-2001 chairman of the Truck Renting and Leasing Assn. (TRALA).
Transport International Pool (TIP) announced that Chris Hines has been appointed president of TIP North America's over-the-road business.
Kelle A. Simon was promoted to president of Simon Transportation Services.
The board of directors of Meritor Automotive elected Linda M. Cummins senior vp-communications, reporting directly to chairman and CEO Larry D. Yost.
James L. Cade has been named vp-maintenance of Ryder System. Magline has appointed Michael Kirby to the position of vp-marketing and international business development.
Cummins Engine announced new team leaders: Rich Freeland, vp-heavy duty operations and fuel systems; Dale Good, vp-sales and marketing; Ed Pence, vp-OEM business; and Kathy Baumes, director-finance, truck and bus business.
Russell Parrish has been named regional vp-operations for ABF Freight System. Charles Vernazza becomes regional vp-sales.
Menlo Logistics promoted Joseph Dagnese to vp-operations, Andy Dyer to director of transportation, and Steve Hill to director of logistics engineering.
Kemlite appointed James Shuck as its new vp-operations.
eflatbed.com has selected Joseph Morgan as its president. Morgan was previously president of Sony Chemicals.
Caterpillar has appointed Marsha Baker manager of industry relations, a newly created position at the truck engine division.
Ross Surratt has been named vp and general manager of FleetPride's newly enlarged Mid-Atlantic region. He replaces Jim Stone, who will assume a new role as vp-strategy. Lee Stockseth was promoted to vp and general manager of the Southwest region, replacing Wayne Stockseth, who will become president of FleetPride's PDC Wholesale Div.
Conoco Lubricants has named Henry F. Escalante sales development manager for the fleet and construction market segment.
Prophesy Transportation Software named Gordon Perrins vp-development.
Mike Wells has joined VIPAR as national sales manager.
Rowen & Blewitt has announced that Allen Schaeffer has joined the firm as vice president. Schaeffer served most recently as vp-environmental affairs for the American Trucking Assns.
Roadway Express has received Vice President Al Gore's prestigious Hammer Award in recognition of its work with government agencies and the Assn. of Laredo Forwarding Agents to improve the Automated Export Service project at that border crossing with Mexico.
PNV Inc. and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) are partnering to provide online safety information and programs to truck drivers. The information will be delivered 24 hours a day through voice messaging, e-mail, and via PNV's Web portal at www.pnv.com.
Bruce Stockton has been appointed vp-maintenance for CFI (Contract Freighters Inc.). Due to an editing error in the April issue, this appointment was incorrectly stated.
Seven companies focused on intermodal trucking, regional truckload, and related logistics services are emerging to form a single company, dubbed RoadLink USA, that will have combined revenues of $160 million and will field some 1,500 trucks. The seven are: Atlas Intermodal Trucking; Eastern America Transport; F-A-R Transportation; GPS Transportation; Hawk Pacific; Kellaway Intermodal; and Whitacre Trucking.
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