Today’s Trucking Wins “Best Trade Magazine in Canada” Title

TORONTO — Today’s Trucking has been named the Best Trade Magazine in Canada by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME).

Judges called it “a perfect trade magazine.”

CSME represents magazine journalists from across the spectrum, ranging from very specific special-interest consumer magazines like Canadian Home Workshop to those magazines that have grown into household names, such as Canadian Living.

Each year, the editors name the magazines they think best serve the interests of their specific audiences. On Wednesday, June 6, CSME announced that of all the trade magazines (also known as business-to-business magazines) competing for top place, Today’s Trucking deserved the blue ribbon.

“To say I’m proud of this would be a walloping understatement,” Editor Peter Carter said Thursday. “I have to add that it’s easy to do one’s best work when you have a team like Jason Rhyno, Rolf Lockwood, Frank Scatozza, and the rest of the folks here. The whole Newcom environment is designed to elicit the best work from everyone.”

“This comes at a great time for us,” added Publisher Joe Glionna. “Especially because it coincides with our 25th anniversary. The August issue of the magazine will be a celebration of a quarter century of publishing excellence.”

Here are some of the judges’ comments that accompanied the prize:

“Today’s Trucking is a perfect trade magazine: expertly edited with useful news, thoughtful features and a distinct voice. [It has a] flawless tone. Really stands apart.”

The magazine also received honorable mention — judged against trade and consumer magazines alike — for its use of headlines and photo captions as well as the outstanding Front of The Book (Dispatches) where all the interesting smaller stories and charts appear. Peter Carter won the same distinction in the Editor of the Year category.

Newcom Business Media, which publishes Today’s Trucking, was launched in 1987 by Jim Glionna, Tony Hohenadel, Rolf Lockwood, Wilson Smith, and Phil Knox. The company also publishes Truck and Trailer, Transport Routier, Canadian Technician, Plumbing and HVAC, and Canadian Car Owner magazines, plus their attendant websites. As well, Newcom owns and operates the country’s largest trucking trade shows, Truck World in Toronto and ExpoCam in Montreal.

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