Louisville, KY, March 19, 2009 – Tom Berg was awarded this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award by the Truck Writers of North America at the group’s annual banquet during the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show. This is the highest award bestowed by TWNA.
Tom Berg has written about commercial trucks and the people who run them for more than 30 years, both as a staffer with respected trade magazines and as a freelance writer and photographer, and has earned many writing awards. He is CDL-licensed and conducts road tests on new trucks and trailers. He specializes in new truck and component specification.
He worked his way through Marquette University’s College of Journalism by driving newspaper delivery trucks, graduating in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, and is an active member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Westerville, OH.
Berg worked in television news and public relations before going to work for Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, where he’s now senior equipment editor. He’s also Construction Equipment Magazine’s truck editor. Berg is a co-founder of, and was the first president of, the Truck Writers of North America.
He is a former editor of Road King and American Trucker. He has been awarded four Jesse H. Neal honors.
TWNA is an organization of professionals who are involved in gathering, writing and reporting news and information about trucks, trucking and the trucking industry. Membership is composed of writers, editors, freelance journalists, public relations and communications specialists, sales and marketing personnel, and others involved in the business of producing information related to the world of trucking.