PORTLAND, Ore. — Roger Nielsen has been appointed president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America and its affiliated companies — Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. and Detroit Diesel Corp. — effective April 1.
ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ February seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped 0.1 percent from January to 138.7, ATA reported. The index decreased 2.6 percent from the same month last year. Year-to-date, the index is down 0.1 percent.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR has reported final February net trailer orders at 25,800 units, down 21 percent month-over-month, but up 20 percent versus one year ago.
VAN BUREN, Ark. — USA Truck, a capacity solutions provider headquartered in Van Buren, Arkansas, is a finalist for the 2017 Most Valuable Employers for Military, awarded by RecruitMilitary.
CHATTANNOGA, Tenn. — In what the company is calling an ongoing effort to prepare for the future success of the company, the board of directors of U.S. Xpress Enterprises said Eric Fuller is assuming the role of CEO and named Lisa Quinn Pate as the new president and chief administrative officer, effective immediately.
COLUMBUS, Ind. — Preliminary February U.S. Net Trailer Orders total 26,400 units, ACT Research reported March 16. The figure is about 20 percent down from January but represents a 24 percent increase from the same month last year.