Deborah Lockridge

Deborah Lockridge

Editor and Associate Publisher

Since 1990, Deborah Lockridge has written about all aspects of the trucking industry for leading industry publications. She is currently editor and associate publisher of Heavy Duty Trucking, where she leads a team 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 the Software & Information Industry Association (formerly Connectiv), as well as being a finalist several times for the award.

Her numerous awards for writing in the trucking field include 30 Jesse H. Neal honors, 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 Publication 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 SIIA's Editorial Committee. She can be reached at (205) 989-6467 or