Deborah Lockridge

Deborah Lockridge


Since 1990, Deborah Lockridge has written about all aspects of the trucking industry for leading industry publications. She is currently editor in chief of Heavy Duty Trucking, and related e-newsletters, where she leads a staff of seasoned, award-winning trucking writers.

Lockridge has written about nearly every topic associated with the trucking industry, including maintenance stories ranging from lubes to technician training; hot issues such as fuel quality, counterfeit parts, and the driver shortage; and profiles of drivers, truck dealers, owner-operators and fleet executives. Her monthly editorial in HDT, addressing timely and often controversial issues affecting trucking, is widely read and garnered her a Jesse H. Neal award from Connectiv (formerly American Business Media), as well as being a finalist several times for the award.

Her numerous awards for writing in the trucking field include 28 Jesse H. Neal honors from the American Business Media, as well as twice being part of a team winning the association’s prestigious Grand Neal award. She also has received honors for her trucking writing from the American Society of Business Press Editors and the National Federation of Press Women, and was part of staff recognized for editorial excellence by Folio: magazine.

A graduate of the prestigious University of Missouri School of Journalism, she is a member of the American Trucking Association's Technology & Maintenance Council, the American Society of Business Publication Editors, Women in Trucking, and Connectiv's Editorial Committee.