AHAA Founder & Former Chairman, Kirk Williams, named Ultimate CEO, Jacksonville

Running his own company is what Kirk Williams always wanted.Throughout his career, Williams has accomplished a lot: At 22, he was the youngest terminal manager at Carolina Freight Carriers, he’s held multiple executive positions in large logistics companies, and this year, he was recognized as the Automotive Supply Chain Executive of the year.But the thing he’s most proud of, he said, is his purchase of Proficient Auto and finally running his own company.“Raising the trust of investors I had not worked with previously, and the millions needed to purchase the company, is what I am very proud of,” Williams said. “I had no doubt about my ability to grow the company into a successful corporation.” Read more

AHAA in the news-US car carriers: Driven to deliver

The US car market is forecast to contract slightly over the next two to three years, with sales set to fall from a high of 17.8m this year to around 16.3m in 2019, according to figures from industry analyst PwC. As OEMs cope with swelling inventory, the car carrier sector faces some difficult questions over excess capacity built up over a seven-year period of growth and investment. But a drop in new vehicle sales is likely to be more than compensated for by a rise in the movement of used vehicles, which account for the majority of business for many car carriers. Read more

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway acquiring majority stake in Pilot Flying J truck stops

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett struck a deal to eventually acquire control of truck-stop chain Pilot Flying J in a move that will preserve the company's Tennessee headquarters and leadership. The deal will mark the end of the Haslam family's control of Pilot Flying J, which has more than 27,000 employees, 750 locations and $20 billion in revenue. Read more

September 2017- Recalls

What should I do if my vehicle is included in this recall? If your vehicle is included in this recall, it is very important that you get it fixed as soon as possible given the potential danger to you, your passengers and other motorists if it is not addressed. You should receive a separate letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, notifying you of the recall and explaining when the remedy will be available, whom to contact to repair your vehicle or equipment, and to remind you that the repair will be done at no charge to you. If you believe your vehicle is included in the recall, but you do not receive a letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, please call NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or contact your vehicle manufacturer or dealership. Read more