TORRANCE, CA – Bobit Business Media (BBM) , the publisher of Work Truck, has acquired Newport Business Media’s publishing properties — Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT),, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal, and Newport Poster Network.

“These heavy truck properties fill a void we’ve had in our fleet coverage. Now, we cover all the fleet vehicle markets and we can build a powerful fleet database,” said Ty Bobit, president/CEO of BBM. “HDT is the most recognized and honored magazine in the commercial vehicle field, and is the no. 1 website in trucking. We’re thrilled to have these quality properties, along with their experienced staff as part of our company. Their addition makes Bobit the largers fleet media company in the world.”

Newport Business Media has been owned and operated by the Hutchinson family for 60 years. Kate Miller, president of the Newport Business Media properties, based in Schaumburg, Ill., will continue to lead those brands as VP/group publisher -truck within the renamed Bobit FleetGroup, which is led by corporate VP Sherb Brown. The Newport staff is expected to join Bobit.

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