Business, Equipment, TCA

Wabtec Names Rafael Santana CEO Effective July 1

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Exactly two months after Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies purchased GE Transportation, Wabtec on April 25 announced that CEO Ray Betler will retire and that Rafael Santana, previously the CEO of GE Transportation, will step into that role as of July 1.

Jim Martin | Erie, Pa. Times-News
April 25, 2019

Transport Services Acquires Tra-Serv

Equipment provider Transport Services Inc. acquired Tra-Serv, which offers sales, rental and leasing, parts and service throughout Ohio and the surrounding areas.

January 28, 2019
Business, Equipment

Great Western Leasing and Sales Acquires All Points Equipment Leasing

Great Western Leasing and Sales, a full-service solutions provider to the flatbed and specialized trailer industry, has announced the acquisition of All Points Equipment Leasing. The move represents Great Western’s first expansion into the Midwest market, according to a Dec. 26 press release.

January 4, 2019

Opinion: Rethinking Leases in the Digital, Just-in-Time Marketplace

The digital marketplace has not only reshaped the retail landscape, but also has caused a fundamental shift in the transportation industry, as companies are forced to provide the low-cost/no-cost and on-demand delivery service consumers now expect.

Anthony Sasso | President of Equipment Finance, TD Bank
November 26, 2018

MEMA Searches for New CEO as Steve Handschuh Announces Retirement

 Steve Handschuh Steve Handschuh. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association announced president and CEO Steve Handschuh has decided to retire effective Dec. 31, as a result of recent concerns with his health.

Transport Topics
September 21, 2018
Business, Equipment

Commercial Vehicle Group Rides Truck, Construction Markets to Higher 2Q Results

CVGI display at a trade show CVGI's display at a 2017 trade show in Hanover, Germany. (Commercial Vehicle Group/Facebook)

Component supplier Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. reported a surge in second-quarter net income and its highest revenue since 2012 amid record heavy-duty truck orders and improvement in the global construction markets.

Transport Topics
August 7, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Safety Device on Every American Truck Got Inventor a Total of $20

Senior Airman Rachael Cover connects a trailer to a truck during a pre-mission maintenance check. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Tom Crosson)

While a “two striper” in the Air Force 60 years ago, Robert Carpenter invented a color-coded system for attaching tractor-trailer air-brake connections that now is mandatory equipment for every truck on every American road. He was paid $20.

Elizabeth Dinan | Foster’s Daily Democrat (Dover, N.H.)
July 18, 2018
Business, Equipment

Fleet Advantage Survey Reveals Disconnect Between Managers, Accountants

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Many fleet managers believe they are on a different wavelength from their company’s finance department on cost management, and that can lead to communication difficulties, according to a survey of trucking industry professionals from Fleet Advantage.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Equipment Makers Set Up First ‘Fly-In’ With Washington Policymakers

The rare opportunity of reforming the federal corporate tax code and ensuring long-term funding for freight infrastructure in the coming months prompted the Association of Equipment Manufacturers to recently schedule its own meetings on Capitol Hill and the White House.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Business, Equipment

Inaugural NACV to Focus on Equipment Sales — And Being a Different Show From MATS

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The inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show is due to open later this month in Atlanta and is shaping up to be very different from the rival Mid-America Trucking Show: smaller but richer — and with an obsessive focus on equipment sales.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 7, 2017