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.  

Articles by Wendy Leavitt
The Boxing Match
Although onboard recorders have been available for more than 20 years, many fleets have never seriously considered what the technology might do for their
2007 transition easier for fleets
Freightliner LLC president and CEO Rainer Schmueckle talked with FLEET OWNER editors about the 2007 emissions standards and other issues during the recent
Brain training
U.S. Patent Number 6,632,174 was issued on October 14, 2003, to absolutely no public fanfare. The only celebration took place far away in Nazareth in
One customer at a time
When well-run businesses are mom-and-pop small, customer relationship management (CRM) is as seamless and automatic as office gossip. Every worker knows
fleets online
COMPANY: Fikes Truck Line, Inc.Hope, AR OPERATION: Flatbed, general commodities carrier Jerry Davis, vice president of safety and insurance Problem: Fikes
Trucker/writer circles the globe
Writer Tim Barton was once a truck operator and always a traveler. On April 5, 2004, however, he began a remarkable journey, even for a man accustomed
Freightliner looking good
Freightliner president & CEO Rainer Schmueckle, addressing the media in a recent phone conference, reported strong results from the OEM's commercial vehicle
Dig the zig
ZigBee may sound like the hero of a children's picture book (Oh, ZigBee! You saved the whole hive!), but this little bee is all business. ZigBee is the
Going up and down
On-Lift, a division of Patriot Lift Company, says its air-powered On-Lift Unit is designed to raise or lower trailer landing gear in less than ten seconds,
USF Glen Moore to Train Drivers with TREAD-1
Customized truckload carrier, USF Glen Moore, a part of US Freightways, recently signed an agreement with Instructional Technologies, Inc. (ITI) to provide TREAD-1 (Trucker Education and Development) driver training to all of USF Glen Moore’s 1,100 drivers
Seeing the World by Truck
Writer and trucker Tim Barton reports he has completed the first leg of his very unique globetrot, the “Nomad World Truck Tour,” having return to the United States after travelling by commercial vehicle through Russia, parts of Eastern Europe, Spain, Scandinavia, Africa and South America. It’s all part of what Barton regards, understandably so, as the adventure and challenge of a lifetime.
IT suppliers have been hosting annual conferences for their customers for many years. In the beginning, many of these user groups took place around a
When you get right down to the basics, trucking has always been about speed in one way or another, about compressing time. Over the years, the industry
New Jersey Cracks Down on Idling
Truck and bus operators in New Jersey are being warned to restrict idling to three minutes or less or risk paying fines that will start at $200 per day,
Garden State gets tough on idling
Truck and bus operators in New Jersey are being warned to restrict idling to three minutes or less-- or risk paying fines that will start at $200 per
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