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
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:
Idle reduction is hot (and cool)
The sudden growth in demand for idle reduction solutions is creating a dynamic and expanding marketplace, which can make it even more difficult for carriers to identify the best solution for their particular operation
Choosing an idle reduction system
Carriers in record numbers have decided they want to quit unnecessary engine idling and they want to do it now, before the cost of diesel goes even higher, before they are cited and fined for idling, or before their drivers migrate to fleets that already offer the comfort idle reduction systems can provide. Deciding to do something about idling is the easy part of the process, however. Deciding exactly what to do can be another matter entirely.
DDC: DPF regeneration a nonevent
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 are concerned
VeriWise making inroads
ORLANDO, FL. GE Equipment Services announced the availability of a new solar panel option for its VeriWise Asset Intelligence telematics system along with news about a major new VeriWise account, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., here at the Truckload Carriers Assn. annual convention
International to offer 11- & 13-liter engines in '07
International Truck and Engine Corp. recently announced that it would initially launch two big bore engine models in the fall of 2007, an 11-liter and
CHOOSING AN IDLE REDUCTION SYSTEM
Carriers in record numbers have decided they want to quit unnecessary engine idling and they want to do it now, before the cost of diesel goes even higher,
Series 60 gets 5.2M miles of testing for ‘07
Detroit Diesel Corporation, in collaboration with Freightliner LLC, has been on an aggressive development and testing schedule for 2007
Tomorrow's technology
ArvinMeritor may be 100 years old, but the company is keeping its focus on the future, according to Garrick Hu, vice-president advanced engineering and
It's so cool to be granular
Trucking is a cool industry in my book, the coolest of the cool. It is just that not everyone is lucky enough to have the opportunity to observe this
TMW predicts Year of the Driver
With the American Trucking Assns. predicting a driver shortage of 110,000 by 2014, 2006 will be the year of the driver, according to TMW Software chairman
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