the Canadian Business Press honored trucking journalist Rolf Lockwood
for his career achievements. Lockwood has been writing about trucks
and trucking in North America for more than 25 years and is the
editorial director for the New Communications Group. He is also
president of the Truck Writers of North America (TWNA).
received the Harvey Southam Career Achievement Award, and Today's
Trucking, published by New Communications, won a silver and
three top-five honors at the 2003 Kenneth R. Wilson awards in Toronto
Kenneth R. Wilson Awards recognize the best writing and graphic
design in Canadian business-to-business publishing. The Harvey Southam
Award celebrates a person who exhibits the highest standard of business
journalism and editorial leadership over a career.
accepting his award, Lockwood, 56, advised journalists to produce
magazines with as much pride and professionalism as the audience
they write for.
means getting out among your readers so you can see the industry
you cover through their eyes," he said. "You'll come to
respect your readers, and they in turn will develop respect for
you. You'll gain credibility, the cornerstone of success for any
of us here."
editorial director of New Communications Group, he oversees production
of Today's Trucking, HighwaySTAR and Transport
Routier magazines. He is a founding partner in New Communications
Group, which launched Today's Trucking in 1987.
Lockwood's guidance, only four business magazines have won more
Kenneth R. Wilson awards for writing in the past 10 years than Today's
year was no exception. Today's Trucking contributing editor
Jim Park received a silver award for best regularly featured column.
Each month, Park writes about issues from the truckdriver's perspective
in his column, "Driver's Side."
also collected a top-five honor in the best industrial writing class
for "Who Will Drive?" about the changing demographics
of truckdrivers. The story was published in September 2002.
Stephen Petit and associate editor Marco Beghetto earned a top-five
award in the best-issue category for the November 2002 edition of Today's Trucking. Beghetto also received a top-five award
in the marketing category for "Instant Message," on truck-side
were more than 650 entries in the competition this year. Gold and
silver awards are presented to the first and second place winners
in each category, and top-five finishers receive an honorable mention.
Trucking was the only trucking industry publication recognized
Kenneth R. Wilson awards are presented by the Canadian Business
Press, an association of business-to-business publishers.