HDT's June 2012 Special Fuel Issue is a finalist for Best Theme Issue of a Magazine.

HDT's June 2012 Special Fuel Issue is a finalist for Best Theme Issue of a Magazine.

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is a finalist in three categories in the 59th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards competition for editorial excellence.

The awards are an annual honor from ABM, the association of business information and media companies.

The finalists are:

  • "Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know," for Best Subject-Related Series, by Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor Tom Berg, Equipment Editor Jim Park and Creative Director Susan Overstreet
  • "On the Road Blog," by Equipment Editor Jim Park, for Best Commentary.
  • HDT's June 2012 Special Fuel Issue for Best Theme Issue of a Magazine

HDT entries make up three of the 184 finalists selected by a distinguished board of judges. The judging panel, chaired by Diana Henriques of the New York Times, selected the finalists from an original pool of 640 entries. The winners will be announced March 12 during ABM’s annual Neal Awards ceremony at Pier Sixty in New York City.

Established in 1955, the Jesse H. Neal Awards recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. The awards are named after ABM’s first managing director, who remained active in promoting the industry throughout his life. The Neal Awards are presented annually to editors who have submitted entries exhibiting journalistic enterprise, service to the field and editorial craftsmanship.

Entries are divided into three classifications according to the publication’s advertising and circulation revenue, with 13 editorial categories within each size classification and seven categories that do not require revenue figures.