EDITOR IN CHIEF
Known for her award-winning, in-depth features on diverse issues, Deborah Lockridge leads Heavy Duty Trucking’s team of talented journalists, planning and coordinating all editorial content for HDT, including the magazine, website, e-newsletters, events, podcasts, social media and more. Specialties include big-picture issues and trends, logistics, business, drivers, maintenance management, and safety and compliance. 30 Jesse H. Neal honors. Covering trucking since 1990.
Vesna Brajkovic writes trucking news and features, manages e-newsletters and social media, coordinates magazine production, and helps to develop content for events and multimedia. She has particular interest in legislative and regulatory issues, driver diversity and maintenance management. Previously, she served on the editorial teams of various business-to-business magazines covering freight and transportation. Covering transportation since 2016.
BUSINESS/WASHINGTON CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
David Cullen is an award-winning journalist known for his coverage of legislative and regulatory issues affecting the trucking industry, as well as fleet business related topics. He served as executive editor of Heavy Duty Trucking from 2015 to 2020 and prior to that was executive editor of a fleet-focused magazine. He launched his career in 1981 with Diesel Equipment Superintendent, where he served as managing editor from 1985 to 1989. Covering trucking since 1981.
SENIOR CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Jack Roberts has become known for his reporting on advanced technology, such as intelligent drivetrains and autonomous vehicles. A commercial driver’s license holder, he also does test drives of new equipment and covers topics such as maintenance, fuel economy, vocational and medium-duty trucks and tires. 9 Jesse H. Neal honors and the construction industry’s Robert F. Bolger Award. Covering trucking since 1995.
EQUIPMENT CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
A truck driver and owner-operator for 20 years before becoming a trucking journalist, Jim Park maintains his commercial driver’s license and brings a real-world perspective to Test Drives, as well as to features about equipment spec’ing and trends, maintenance and drivers. His Ultimate Test Drive and other videos bring a new dimension to his trucking reporting. He is the host of HDT Talks Trucking podcast. 14 Jesse H. Neal honors, including “Best Range of Work by a Single Author.” Covering trucking since 1998.
TECHNOLOGY CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Covering the information technology beat for Heavy Duty Trucking, Jim Beach stays on top of computer technology trends from the cab to the back office to the shop, whether it’s in the hand, on the desk or in the cloud. 6 Jesse H. Neal honors. Covering trucking since 1988.
AFTERMARKET CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
A respected freelance writer, Denise Rondini has covered the aftermarket and dealer parts and service issues for decades. She now writes regularly about those issues exclusively for Heavy Duty Trucking, with information and insight to help fleet managers make smart parts and service decisions, through a monthly column and maintenance features. 2 Jesse H. Neal honors. Covering truck parts and service since 1982.
CONTRIBUTING ECONOMIC ANALYST
A recognized authority in trucking, logistics and transportation equipment, Jeff Kauffman has been a frequent contributor to national news outlets on economic and trucking industry trends. The longtime global head of freight transportation research for Merrill Lynch, he now heads up his own transportation consulting firm, Tahoe Ventures. He is also principal at Vertical Research Partners. A recognized trucking and logistics authority since 1993.
DRIVER WELLNESS ADVISOR
After working as a health and fitness professional since 1997 with executives, professional athletes and celebrities, including appearing in national media, Sergio Rojas created a holistic corporate wellness program. Once he discovered the health challenges faced by truck drivers, he turned full time to wellness in the trucking industry. An HDT Truck Fleet Innovator and a part of the industry since 2016.
EXECUTIVE CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Rolf Lockwood contributes to the “Locking it In” blog on TruckingInfo.com. The blog focusing on the making, maintenance and use of trucks, as well as other topics. Lifetime Achievement award, the Canadian Business Press Association and the Truck Writers of North America. Covering trucking 1979.