Heavy Duty Trucking editors have been named finalist in four categories for the 66th Jesse H. Neal Awards honoring business-to-business journalism. Winners will be announced during a special awards ceremony held March 27 at Current at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
HDT’s entries include the following:
Best Technical Content
Fast-Changing Truck Tech: Smart steering, electric trucks, and telematics, by Jim Park and Jack Roberts
- Look Ma, No Hands! (January 2019, on steering tech advances)
- Electric Trucks: Will future trucks be powered by battery or hydrogen technology? (September 2019)
- Telematics Today and Tomorrow (October 2019)
Best Range of Work by a Single Author: Jim Park
- Feature, Electric Trucks: Will future trucks be powered by battery or hydrogen technology
- Commentary, On the Road blog: “What Went Wrong in Colorado’s Deadly Truck Crash?”
- Web feature: “The Art and Science of Mountain Driving”
- Video: “Focus On… Hendrickson’s ZMD Trailer Suspension”
- Photography: “Meet a Mack Snowplow Build for Tough Alaska Winters” gallery
Best Series: Trucking Under the Influence
- Investigative series by Deborah Lockridge, David Cullen, and Jack Roberts
Best News Coverage: California AB5, by Deborah Lockridge
- California Bill Could Mean 'End for Independent Trucking' in State
- Trucking Looks for Solutions to California’s Stringent New Independent Contractor Law
- California's AB5 Takes Effect: What Now for Truck Owner-Operators in the State?
“For sixty-six years, the annual Neal Awards place a spotlight on the best of the best in B2B journalism. The Neals recognize the editors, journalists, technologists, executives and creatives along with the cutting-edge technical platforms and services that make this sector so important, effective and innovative,” said Jeff Joseph, president of SIIA, the association that runs the Neal Awards.
“We live in a time in which the work our finalists do – presenting trusted information in a dynamic manner – has never been more important. These honorees reflect and inform us about the critical, real-life issues facing the many industries they represent, our nation and our world.”
A total of 53 winners will be announced at the March ceremony, culminating in the Grand Neal Award, honoring the most outstanding entry from among the winners in all categories. A panel of 14 judges reviewed the finalists to select the winners in 21 editorial categories.