Kevin Jones Named Editor of Trailer/Body Builders

June 21, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Bruce Sauer retires after more than 40 years covering the commercial truck and trailer industry

Southfield, MI, June 21, 2017 Trailer/Body Builders, the only magazine published specifically for those who produce and sell commercial truck bodies, trailers, and truck equipment, today announced that its long-time editor Bruce Sauer is retiring after covering the commercial truck and trailer industry for 42 years. Effective July 1, Kevin Jones, currently the editor of American Trucker, will also become the new editor of Trailer/Body Builder. In Trailer/Body Builder's 58-year history this is only the second time it has brought on new editorial leadership.

Sauer joined Trailer/Body Builders as an associate editor in 1974. After stints as the magazine's managing editor and executive editor, he took over full editorial responsibilities from the magazine's founding editor, Paul Schenck, in 1996.

Jones has served as an editor and writer for several trucking industry publications, as well as a newspaper editor and reporter covering government and business. He has been recognized for his work with multiple awards from the Associated Press and Arkansas Press Association. He also appears frequently on trucking industry radio shows.

"For over four decades Bruce has worked tirelessly to deliver comprehensive information for the commercial truck, trailers and equipment industry. We wish him the best in this new chapter of his life," said Ray Anderson, Group Publisher. "We are thrilled to add Kevin to the Trailer/Body Builders team. Kevin is widely known and respected in the market we look forward this next phase of growth for Trailer/Body Builders."

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Trailer/Body Builders 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. The group also includes Fleet Owner, FleetSeek, American Trucker, Refrigerated Transporter, Bulk Transporter, and HD Pickup & Van. Our brands connect manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, and technology developers with commercial truck and trailer manufacturers, truck upfitters, fleets, owner-operators, professional drivers, and aftermarket service decision makers. Learn more at

Trailer/Body Builders, American Trucker and the Penton Commercial Vehicle Group are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.

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