Strong 2017 leads Daimler to focus on uptime, expansion, and connectivity in 2018
PORTLAND, OR – Capturing nearly 40% of the North American Class 6-8 truck market, it was a banner year for Daimler Trucks North America, and according to president and CEO Roger Nielsen, the company isn’t done yet. Daimler sold more than 470,000 trucks worldwide last year to the tune of more than CAN $57.7 billion in revenue and a 6.7% return on sales. Nielsen credits the strong year on sales of the New Cascadia, with 46,000 orders for the truck in the first year. That number is a significant boost over the first-year sales of the original model which sold about 25,000 units in its debut year.
Daseke names new president
ADDISON, TX – Daseke -- North America’s largest flatbed and specialized transportation carrier -- has appointed Chief Financial Officer Scott Wheeler as its new president. He also remains Chief Financial Officer and assumes the role from founder Don Daseke, who continues to serve as Chief Executive Officer and chairman.
Gallagher appointed president at Jake
BLOOMFIELD, CN - Dennis Gallagher is the new president at manufacturer Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS). Gallagher will direct all facets of JVS's global operations while meeting JVS's short- and long-term strategic initiatives. "We are confident that Dennis will bring a combination of keen business acumen and strong leadership skills to our organization," stated Pat Murphy, senior vice president, fortive automation and specialty and sensing technologies.
Bradley to join Titanium Board
BOLTON, ON - Titanium Transportation Group has appointed David Bradley to its board as an independent director. Bradley, outgoing president and CEO of the Ontario Trucking Association and the Canadian Trucking Alliance, will assume the new role on Jan. 1, where he will be joining the company's audit committee. A significant presence in the trucking industry for more than three decades, Bradley was responsible for leading key initiatives including the introduction of mandatory speed limiter activation, a universal electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, and mandatory entry level training (MELT) for truck drivers.
Cervus announces CFO retirement
CALGARY, AB - Randy Muth is leaving Cervus Equipment. The Chief Financial Officer for the authorized service centers and dealerships will retire at the end of the year. With the announcement of Muth's retirement after 13 years with Cervus, the company also appointed Adam Lowther to be his replacement. Currently the director of finance for Cervus, Lowther will assume the new role Jan. 1, 2018.
BCTA names Earle as president/ CEO
LANGLEY, BC - The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) will begin the new year with a new president and Chief Executive Officer. The association announced Dave Earle will assume the role on Jan. 8, 2018. In the role he will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the provincial association, as well as promoting its interests and the interests of members with governments, the business community, and the public.