Known for her award-winning, in-depth features on diverse issues, Deborah leads this team of talented journalists, planning and coordinating all editorial for HDT, Truckinginfo.com and conferences. Specialties include big-picture issues and trends, logistics, business, drivers, maintenance management, and safety and compliance. 30 Jesse H. Neal honors. Covering trucking 29 years, since 1990. Covering trucking 29 years, since 1990.
David likes to dig into trends in the industry, the hows and whys behind the news and how it affects HDT’s audience. He covers legislative and regulatory issues for Truckinginfo.com and HDT’s monthly Washington Watch, as well as writing substantive features for the magazine on management issues, equipment trends and more. 8 Jesse H. Neal honors. Covering trucking for 38 since 1981.
Stephane has more than a decade of experience writing for the automotive industry, including stints in the school bus and fleet industries. He has a particular interest in alternative fuels, fleet safety, and engine technologies. Previously a senior editor on Automotive Fleet and Work Truck, he also develops content for Bobit events such as Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange and the Fleet Safety Conference. Covering the heavy-vehicle market 13 years since 2006.
Jack 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 24 years, since 1995.
A truck driver and owner-operator for 20 years before becoming a trucking journalist, Jim maintains his CDL 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. 14 Jesse H. Neal honors. Covering trucking 21 years, since 1998.
Formerly a freelance writer for websites such as LaptopMag.com and GDGT.com, Steven spearheads HDT’s website, Truckinginfo.com, including coverage of many California issues. He is responsible for our popular e-newsletters and also writes articles for HDT. Covering trucking 5 years, since 2014.
SENIOR CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Well-known in the industry for his wealth of knowledge, folksy style and straight talk, Tom is now semi-retired but still writes for HDT on occasion. A CDL-licensed driver, he also covers vocational and medium-duty applications, maintenance, and alternative fuels. Lifetime Achievement Award, Truck Writers of North America. 11 Jesse H. Neal honors. Covering trucking since 1978.
EXECUTIVE CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
VP-editorial at Newcom Business Media, which publishes Today’s Trucking, Rolf brings his considerable insight and unique voice to his Truckinginfo.com blog, “Locking it In.,” 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 40 years, since 1979.
TECHNOLOGY CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Covering the information technology beat for HDT, Jim 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 31 years, since 1988.
AFTERMARKET CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
A respected freelance writer, Denise has covered the aftermarket and dealer parts and service issues for decades. She now writes regularly about those issues exclusively for HDT, with information and insight to help fleet managers make smart parts/service decisions, through a monthly column and maintenance features. 2 Jesse H. Neal honors. Covering truck parts and service 37 years, since 1982.
CONTRIBUTING ECONOMIC ANALYST
A recognized authority in trucking, logistics and transportation equipment for almost 30 years, Jeff 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.
DRIVER WELLNESS ADVISOR
After working as a health and fitness professional for 20-plus years with executives, professional athletes and celebrities, including appearing in national media, Sergio 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.