Overdrive up for five prestigious Neal business journalism awards

Updated Mar 20, 2022

Overdrive has been named a finalist for five Jesse H. Neal Awards, which recognize exemplary work in business journalism.

For in-depth coverage of various niches within the trucking industry and the COVID pandemic’s impact on those segments, Overdrive‘s Niche Hauls series was named a finalist in the Best Series category. The series explores the intermodal segment, the auto-hauling segment, and power-only operations and how COVID changed each of those business segments. Overdrive Editor Todd Dills, Executive Editor Alex Lockie, News Editor Matt Cole and Senior Editor Tom Quimby contributed to the series.

In the Best Subject-Related Package category, Overdrive scored a finalist nomination for the “Setting the Record Straight” package, which explores hurdles in the DataQs system, published by Dills and former Overdrive Editor Max Heine in February 2021.

Overdrive is also a finalist in the Best Instructional Content category for business-related content produced by Dills and Overdrive Extra contributor Gary Buchs, including an analysis of knowing the value of your time to assess true profit and how to save at tax time by setting up your business to file as an S Corp.

Additionally, the Overdrive Radio podcast, produced weekly by Dills, is a finalist for Best Podcast.

Finally, Cole was named a finalist for the Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Range of Work by a Single Author for his work producing news coverage and analysis, blogs, Custom Rigs videos and more.

The winners will be announced Tuesday, April 26. 

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