FleetOwner Hires Neil Abt as Senior Editor 

April 03, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Stamford, CT, April 3, 2017 - Fleet Owner, the trucking industry's leading information source for more than 90 years, announces award-winning journalist Neil Abt is joining its editorial team as Senior Editor. Abt brings more than 20 years of reporting experience, including 15 years covering the trucking industry, and a leadership role as Editorial Director of the American Trucking Association's Transport Topics.  A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., he began his career covering sports for The Washington Post, followed by a position in the newsroom of America Online (AOL). 

"Neil is an industry veteran with a proven track record in journalism.  He has a deep understanding of the trucking industry and the people who make it move," said Fleet Owner Managing Director Reggie Lawrence. "We are excited about Neil joining our team, and are confident that his editorial approach will fit in well with the Fleet Owner brand. His addition also puts Fleet Owner in an even greater position to create innovative new ways of keeping our audience informed and helping them boost profits for their businesses."
Abt will be based in Portland, OR and report to Sean Kilcarr, Fleet Owner's Executive Editor who has been named Editor in Chief, effective this May.  
"I'm looking forward to bringing Neil's industry experience and writing ability to our team," added Kilcarr. "I have gotten to know Neil while working together in the industry over many years.  He is a consistent professional and trusted journalist." 
Fleet Owner is part of the Penton Commercial Vehicle Group, the leading provider of essential business information, data and marketing services for the trucking industry, providing end-to-end market coverage of commercial vehicle operators.  Our brands connect manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, and technology developers with commercial truck fleets, owner-operators, professional drivers, and aftermarket service decision makers.  Our suite of products serves multiple touch-points across the industry - from design and manufacturing to equipment usage and repair for people running all sizes of fleets to those whose businesses rely on one vehicle.  Titles include Fleet Owner, FleetSeek, American Trucker, Trailer/Body Builders, Refrigerated Transporter, Bulk Transporter, and HD Pickup & Van.  Learn more at trucking.penton.com.

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