Five Heavy Duty Trucking editors have been named finalists in the 69th Jesse H. Neal Awards honoring business-to-business (B2B) journalism.
The Neal Awards bring together entries from editors working for B2B brands across a wide range of industries, such as restaurants, architects, healthcare, financial planning, automotive, engineering, supply chain, logistics, and more.
HDT is a Neal finalist in two categories:
Best Climate Change Coverage
- Beyond a Buzzword: Trucking Fleets Lead with Sustainability, by Vesna Brajkovic, managing editor
- 9 Keys to Drawing a Roadmap to Zero Fleet Emissions, by Deborah Lockridge, editor in chief, and Jack Roberts, senior contributing editor
- Is Hydrogen Really Trucking’s Fuel of the Future? By Jim Park, Equipment Editor
Best Technical/Scientific Coverage
- What Fleets Need to Know about Electric-Truck Batteries, by Jim Park, Equipment Editor
- How Do Autonomous Trucks See the World? by Jim Park, Equipment Editor
- Writing the Recipe for Fresh API Donuts, by David Cullen, Business/Washington Contributing Editor
Representing a range of digital and traditional content disciplines, 215 Neal Award finalists were carefully selected following a comprehensive and rigorous evaluation process by peer professionals.
A total of 59 winners will be announced during the Neal Awards Ceremony in New York on April 21, culminating in the Grand Neal Award, honoring the most outstanding entry from among the winners in all categories. A panel of 136 judges reviewed the finalists in three stages to select the winners in 24 categories.
Over the years, HDT editors have brought home 30 Neal Awards, two Grand Neal awards, and 42 Neal Finalist honors.
The Neal Awards are presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), a professional organization connecting more than 500 data, financial information, education technology, and specialized content and publishing companies, including business-to-business brands. It incorporates what was previously known as the American Business Media association.
In addition, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has been named a regional finalist in the Azbee Awards for News Analysis for “California Trucking Braces for AB5.” The Azbees are awarded by the American Society of Business Publication Editors. In 2022, Lockridge won a Silver award in the Pacific region for her editorials.