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.  

Food miles
All over the world, people are beginning to consider the total cost of transporting food, not just in terms of dollars, but also in terms of environmental impact, highway safety, traffic congestion and other factors.
Recession fear sends oil plummeting
Crude oil prices fell on Thursday following the terrorist bombings in London
If any industry could possibly know as much about the relationship between safety and profitability as trucking, it is the insurance industry where risk
Trucking may tap energy-efficiency funds worth $4.95 million
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fleets online
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Blinded by the IT
To the man who only has a hammer in the tool kit, every problem looks like a nail, Abraham Maslow observed many years ago, and it applies to IT tools
Know & tell
Since October 29, 2004, carriers have been required to comply with a new set of regulations (FMCSA 391.23) governing the collection and sharing of safety
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
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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
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