Wendy Leavitt

Director, editorial & market development ,
Fleet Owner


Wendy Leavitt joined Fleet Owner in 1998 after serving as editor-in-chief of Trucking Technology magazine for four years.

She began her career in the trucking industry at Kenworth Truck Company in Kirkland, WA where she spent 16 years—the first five years as safety and compliance manager in the engineering department and more than a decade as the company’s manager of advertising and public relations. She has also worked as a book editor, guided authors through the self-publishing process and operated her own marketing and public relations business.

Wendy has a Masters Degree in English and Art History from Western Washington University, where, as a graduate student, she also taught writing.  

RFID to speed up container ports
California-based WhereNet Corp., a provider of wireless asset tracking and managing solutions, recently introduced a new RFID-based system specifically
QWBS names new president
After nearly four years at the helm of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions (QWBS), president Chris Wolfe is retiring from the company and Joan Waltman
New president at Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions
After nearly four years at the helm of QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions (QWBS), president Chris Wolfe is retiring from the company and Joan Waltman-- who most recently served as senior vp of engineering, product development and global network services for QWBS—has taken over the lead, effective April 11, 2005
Carriers report plans to focus on driver screening
Oregon-based Unicru, Inc., a provider of employee selection assessments and other recruiting and hiring solutions, conducted a survey of fleets at the recent Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) annual convention in which respondents indicated they planned to focus on increased driver screening in 2005 as a means of enhancing their safety performance
Of MEMs and motes
Once upon a recent time, MEMs and motes were technologically insignificant. A was the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet and a was just a tiny spec
New services, lower costs
The initial price of Qualcomm Inc.'s OmniExpress mobile communications system has been reduced to $990 per unit effective immediately. Monthly service
Idle Cash 9
Idling would be a smart thing to do if fuel was cheap and in dependable and endless supply, if diesel emissions were good for people and good for the
Rental data goes digital
A new mobile technology solution designed to provide fleets instant electronic notification of rental activity and real-time access to rental information
Qualcomm and ICSC offers driver fuel services
LAS VEGAS. Qualcomm, Inc. and Integrated Decision Support Corp. (IDSC) announced the launch of their jointly developed in-cab fuel services during the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) annual convention here
Bove receives TCA Past Chairmen's Award
LAS VEGAS. Frank Bove of Gas City, IN-based United Cartage Co., Inc., was honored with the Past Chairmen's Award during today's general session at the Truckload Carriers Association's (TCA) Annual Convention here
Fotheringham receives PTDI's Lee Crittenden Memorial Award
LAS VEGAS. The Professional Truck Driver Institute, Inc. (PTDI) presented the seventh annual Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award to Herb Fotheringham, PTDI certification specialist and consultant
Wi-Fi gets high
March 25, 2005, is the scheduled launch date for the prototype a high-altitude airship designed to hover in Earth's stratosphere and provide a stationary
Dashboard for the desktop
Ontario-based Kriska Holding, Ltd. (d.b.a. Kriska Transportation) hauls food, consumer products, packaging and paper in eastern Canada and the U.S. with
Technology on tap
“Time reversal acoustics” is not a technology currently being bantered about at trucking conferences and trade shows, but it has potential to impact the industry
Putting APUs in reach
Environmentally sensitive small fleets and owner-operators running along the West Coast’s I-5 corridor have a new friend in Oregon-- the Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority
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