Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have been named finalists in two categories of the 65th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards, which recognize excellence in business journalism.
HDT was named a finalist for Best Series for a three-part series of articles that delved deeply into several specific aspects of managing truck drivers.
The series consists of:
- Driver Pay: Making the Grade by Executive Editor David Cullen
- Driver Training: Talk is Not Cheap by Executive Editor David Cullen
- Driver Safety: Preventing Fatigue by Equipment Editor Jim Park
HDT was also named a finalist in the Best Instructional Content category for three articles that provided how-to advice on different subjects.
The recognized articles are:
- Brake Check: Putting Modern Truck Brakes to the Test by Equipment Editor Jim Park
- How Data Is Changing Predictive Maintenance by Equipment Editor Jim Park
- Electricity in the Air by Senior Editor Jack Roberts
Over the years, the editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have been honored with 29 Neal Awards and 39 additional finalist/certificate of merit honors, as well as the Grand Neal Award.
The Jesse H. Neal Awards were created in 1955, by what was then the American Business Press and today is Connectiv, to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business publications. They are named after the association's first managing director, who remained active in promoting the B2B industry throughout his life.
All Neal entries go through a two-tiered screening process to reach the final judging round. Entries are scored in three areas: journalistic enterprise, extent of service to the field, and editorial craftsmanship. A panel of judges, 12 to 18 professionals knowledgeable in all aspects of business journalism, makes the final decisions.