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.  

Portable locking solution
Kaba Mas, a manufacturer of high-security locking solutions, selected the National Private Truck Council Annual Education Management Conference for the
FUEL OPTIMIZATION: Not a penny more
Most truck fleets today are still not using a fuel purchase optimization system, even with diesel pushing past $3.00 per gallon in some locations. Who
Going down the lane
Rand McNally has announced the availability of a module for its IntelliRoute mileage and routing product that enables users to see the average rates along any given lane, thanks to its collaboration with Integrated Decision Support Corp.
EPA idling law blueprint
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a model idling law for states to consider adopting. The model law was developed after a series of five workshops in response to trucking industry concerns that inconsistent state-by-state laws create a confusing tapestry of regulations that truckers have to weave through
Three birthday candles for GE’s VeriWise
NASHVILLE, TN. A birthday cake at the National Private Truck Council Annual Education Management Conference this week marked the third anniversary of the launch of the VeriWise Asset Intelligence system from GE Asset Intelligence and Trailer Fleet Services, two business units of Equipment Services
Take-anywhere security
NASHVILLE, TN. Kaba Mas, selected the National Private Truck Council Annual Education Management Conference held this week for the introduction of their new portable (mount) access control system for trailers and shipping containers
DDC: Regeneration no sweat
If Detroit Diesel Corp. (DDC) has its way, regeneration of the particulate filters for the 2007 engines will be unnoticeable, at least as far as drivers
Remote truck security
Dubbed M5K, a new asset control system from MAGTEC Products Inc. incorporates two new proprietary security technologies. Acceleration control technology
Task-specific telematics
Trucking is a business of critical details, most of them secured in place with regulations designed to keep important things from shifting or falling,
fleets online
COMPANY: O&S Trucking, Inc. OPERATION: Refrigerated and dry van operation, primarily hauling food Problem: O&S Trucking of Springfield, MO is unique in
MAGTEC introduces new security technologies
MAGTEC Products, Inc. recently introduced a new asset control device and a new fleet tracking system
Enter Quaero
Google, AskJeeves, Yahoo, Vivisimo, Alta Vista, MSN, good old aol.com and other Internet search engines do their sleuthing via keywords. Even if a picture
Power to move
Hundreds of carriers and industry suppliers gathered in Orlando March 12-15 for the 68th annual Truckload Carriers Convention. They came to discuss the
Series 60 gets ready for '07
Detroit Diesel Corp. (DDC), in collaboration with Freightliner LLC, has been on an aggressive development and testing schedule for 2007, according to
Idle reduction systems: A buyer’s checklist
Here is a short checklist of recommended steps to help you find the idle reduction solution that will best meet your fleet's needs:
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