Sunday, January 23, 2011

Veteran Canadian trucking journalist part of joint venture with U.S. truck mag company

A deal has been struck whereby Rolf Lockwood, vice president-editorial and a founding partner of Newcom Business Media will,in addition to his Canadian duties, be joining the U.S. masthead of Newport Business Media, publisher of Heavy Duty Trucking, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal and He will be called "editor at large".
Newcom publishes Today's Trucking, HighwaySTAR and Transport Routier magazines out of Toronto and Montreal, and owns four major trade shows. Lockwood is editorial director of Today's Trucking.
A release from Newport, which is based in Irvine, California , says that Lockwood is recognized as one of North America's leading truck industry journalists and is going to focus on vehicles and related equipment. In partnership with Newcom, he will also be associating the Lockwood Product Watch newsletter with the NBM titles.
The arrangement is the result of restructuring of Newport's management team and the departure of Steve Sturgess, who served as executive editor for the past seven years. The U.S. magazines will continue to be led by editor in chief Deborah Lockridge.
Lockwood is a veteran of 31 years in the trucking industry and in 2003 he won the Canadian Business Press Association Harvey Southam Lifetime Editorial Achievement Award. He has also won several gold and silver Kenneth R. Wilson Memorial Awards for journalism excellence.



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