Specializing in technical and equipment material, Jim Park is an award-winning journalist who has been covering the trucking industry since 1998.
Before joining Heavy Duty Trucking in 2006, Park was a truck driver and owner-operator for 20 years. He maintains his commercial driver’s license and brings a real-world perspective to Test Drives, as well as to features about equipment spec’ing and trends, maintenance and drivers. His On the Spot videos bring a new dimension to his trucking reporting. And he's the primary host of the HDT Talks Trucking videocast/podcast.
Park has been HDT’s Equipment Editor since 2008. Previously, he served as an editor for HighwayStar magazine, which ceased production in 2011, and is the former host of The All-Night Road Show.
He is the recipient of 16 Jesse H. Neal honors (both finalist and Neal awards), including “Best Range of Work by a Single Author” in 2020.