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Trucks.com is a trucking and automotive news and information company. We operate three topic verticals. In News, readers will find articles about the trucking, freight, logistics and  automotive industries. This includes coverage of new products, auto and trucking shows, regulation, technology, and automation. In Adventures, readers will find articles about how vehicles are part of the gear used for an active lifestyle. Information about outdoor equipment and tips for getting the most capability out of a vehicle are also available. In Research, readers will find vehicle reviews, model specifications and other information that is helpful for making a vehicle purchase.  Articles in the Adventure and Research verticals sometimes include affiliate links to help readers purchase gear. This is a service that acts as a form of advertising but does not influence Trucks.com’s recommendations. We maintain a strict separation between news content and advertising. Trucks.com is owned by a partnership of private investors.

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OUR EXPERT EDITORIAL TEAM:

Jerry Hirsch, editor in chief, Trucks.com

JERRY HIRSCH is editor in chief of Trucks.com. Prior to joining Trucks.com, Hirsch was a nationally recognized automotive writer for the Los Angeles Times. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, San Diego Union-Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, the Toronto Star, Consumers Digest and other publications. He is the winner of the 2017 Motor Press Guild News Article of the Year award. 

Carly Schaffner, managing editor, Trucks.com

CARLY SCHNAFFNER is the managing editor of Trucks.com. She is a veteran journalist and communicator who has worked for Financial Times, Thompson Reuters, TrueCar and Toyota Motor North America. 

Maryanne Dell, web producer/copy chief, Trucks.com

MARYANNE DELL is copy chief and web producer for Trucks.com. Prior to joining Trucks.com, Dell served in similar positions at The Orange County (Calif.) Register. She also is a vetan writer and editor whose work has appeared in the Register and other publications.

Alan Adler, staff writer, Trucks.com

ALAN ADLER is the Detroit bureau chief for Trucks.com, specializing in the commercial vehicle industry. He is a former Associated Press auto writer and news editor and covered the auto industry at the Detroit Free Press. Prior to  joining Trucks.com, Adler worked in domestic and international communications at General Motors. 

Rick Stella, adventure editor, Trucks.com

RICK STELLA is the adventure editor for Trucks.com, specializing in outdoors, travel and emerging technology. Prior to joining Trucks.com, Stella was the outdoor editor for Digital Trends. 

Ryan ZumMallen, staff writer, Trucks.com

RYAN ZUMMALLEN is a staff writer and chief automotive reviewer for Trucks.com. He was a finalist for the 2017 Motor Press Guild Review of the Year award. ZumMallen also has written for Car and Driver, Road & Track, The Verge and AutoBytel. 

John O'Dell, contributing writer (alternative energy), Trucks.com

JOHN O’DELL is a Trucks.com contributing writer and nationally recognized green technology expert. He has written for Edmunds.com and the Los Angeles Times and served on the National Research Council committee that authored the seminal report “Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels.” O’Dell was a finalist for the 2017 Motor  Press Guild News Article of the Year. 

Cyndia Zwahlen, contributing writer (business news), Trucks.com

CYNDIA ZWAHLEN is a Trucks.com contributing writer and business journalist. She was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, the Denver Post and other publications. 

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