Roadway Corp. announced that Michael Wickham will step down as chief executive officer, effective March 26, but will remain as chairman. James Staley, who has been president of the Roadway Express subsidiary, will replace Wickham. Robert Stull, vice president of new venture commerce for Roadway Express, will replace Staley as Roadway Express president, and Robert Obee, vice president and chief information officer at Roadway Express, will succeed Stull.
P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. has closed the acquisition of the assets of East Coast Transport of Paulsboro, N.J., which will be operated as East Coast Transport and Logistics LLC. PTSI also signed a non-binding letter of intent to purchase Little-Rock, Ark.-based McNeill Trucking Co. Inc., which operates about 125 tractors.
American Trucking Associations’ board last month endorsed the objectives of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI), which sets minimum entry-level driver training standards for schools. PTDI, which is managed by the Truckload Carriers Association, announced that it has recently re-certified the truck driver training courses of 12 U.S. schools and one in Canada.
Georgia State Rep. Larry Walker introduced legislation to set the speed limit on trucks with more than six wheels at 10 mph below or slower than the posted limit on interstates and divided highways.