Wendy Leavitt

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
PeopleNet announces new partnerships
PeopleNet took advantage of its fourth annual PeopleNet User conference this week in Chaska, MN, near the company’s headquarters to announce partnerships, including a newly formed alliance with Permitax Corp. and a new PeopleNet-developed product offering from partner Paccar Leasing Co
Keeping drivers healthy
Occupational Athletics (www.occupationalathletics.com) recently introduced an interactive health and safety program developed especially for professional
So many miles, so little progress
Attracting new people to the trucking industry, especially to the job of long-haul driver, has never been a tougher sell than it is today.
Outlook stays bullish for refrigerated carriers
A representative from investment banking firm Stephens Inc. delivered a cautiously optimistic outlook for the trucking industry at the 23rd annual meeting
Communication: road to vehicle
The Road Commission for Oakland County, MI (RCOC), the Michigan Dept. of Transportation (MDOT) and Illinois-based Motorola have teamed up to test a new communications technology aimed at supporting the Federal Highway Administration’s Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) initiative
Outlook stays bullish for refrigerated carriers
COEUR D’ALENE, ID. A representative from investment banking firm Stephens Inc. delivered a cautiously optimistic outlook for the trucking industry at the 23rd annual meeting of the Truckload Carrier Assn. (TCA) Refrigerated Division, which is being held at a resort beside northern Idaho’s famous Lake Coeur d’Alene
Routing app adds rate analysis
Users of Rand McNally's IntelliRoute mileage and routing product have recently had two new integrated modules to consider adding to their systems: IntelliRoute
Driver Retention: Learning from Success
Driver turnover rates vary hugely across the trucking industry. Private fleets have an average employee turnover of 16%, for instance, while large for-hire
Silver anniversary
Freightliner employees with 25 or more years' experience at the company shared the stage with Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the DaimlerChrysler Board
New driver wellness program
Harrisburg, PA-based Occupational Athletics (www.occupationalathletics.com) has recently introduced an interactive health and safety program developed especially for professional truck drivers
Tackling cargo theft with technology
Cargo theft has become a booming business in America, worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 billion annually, according to most estimates. In the State of Florida, however, law enforcement officials are deploying a new web-based software system in the fight against freight theft, and it is turning the tables on criminals
Idle reduction cost savings calculator
Argonne National Laboratory has developed an online idle reduction cost savings calculator that determines the costs of unnecessary idling and savings from implementing an idle reduction solution.
Silver anniversary for Freightliner LLC and DaimlerChrysler
Freightliner employees with 25 or more years’ experience at the company shared the stage with top DaimlerChrysler and Freightliner LLC executives at the 25th anniversary celebration of Freightliner’s affiliation with DaimlerChrysler in Portland, OR on May 31
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 in response
Portable locking solution
Kaba Mas, a manufacturer of high-security locking solutions, selected the National Private Truck Council Annual Education Management Conference for the
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