After nearly five years of hosting "The Lockridge Report" on Sirius XM's Road Dog Trucking channel, Evan Lockridge has left the show to pursue a wider range of journalism activities, including writing and photography for Heavy Duty Trucking and
Lockridge on air at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Lockridge on air at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Lockridge has been a contributing editor for HDT and Truckinginfo for some time, contributing primarily behind the scenes with news leads. He will contribute news, photos, features and other content for the magazine and website.

In addition to "The Lockridge Report," Lockridge wrote and produced hourly trucking news updates for Sirius XM. He will continue to do so on a fill-in basis, and may also be called upon as a guest host for live programming.

Previously, he was the host of the syndicated daily news show "RoadStar Radio News" between 1998 and 2002, produced by Newport Communications, then-owners of HDT, in conjunction with the driver/owner-operator magazine RoadStar. He has extensive broadcast experience in radio and television, getting his start in trucking journalism in 1991 with another syndicated trucking radio news program.

Replacing Lockridge in the 2 p.m. eastern time slot on Sirius XM's Road Dog Trucking channel will be Mark Willis, hosting the new show, "Road Dog Trucking News Live." Willis previously was host of then Sirius Satellite Radio's morning trucking show, "The Open Road Cafe" and "The Loading Dock," between 2002 and 2010.