Randall Publishing Co. announced July 8 the purchase of Truckers News magazine from NATSO, a national trade association representing more than 1,100 travel plaza and truckstop owners and operators nationwide. Truckers News is the top news and lifestyle magazine for over-the-road truckers.
Randall has produced Truckers News on behalf of NATSO since January 1999. While ownership transfers to Randall Publishing, the magazine will remain the official publication of NATSO under terms of the agreement.
“Winning the contract to publish Truckers News on behalf of NATSO was one of the proudest moments in our company’s history,” says Mike Reilly, Randall president and CEO. “This purchase is the next logical step, and serves to further solidify our relationship with NATSO and its members. Randall will continue to be a dedicated and loyal NATSO partner.”
“Randall Publishing has been a great partner, not only in terms of publishing, but also through their legislative efforts,” says Bill Fay, NATSO president. “This purchase is a win-win for both parties. We look forward to years of continuing our strong partnership with Randall.”
Truckers News is hand-delivered and displayed in special distribution racks at more than 1,100 NATSO-member truckstops nationwide. For more than 25 years, Truckers News has delivered news, entertainment and lifestyle information to America’s drivers and owner-operators.
Randall Publishing’s Trucking Media Group is compromised of Overdrive, Truckers News and Commercial Carrier Journal</I. magazines and www.eTrucker.com. Also under the Randall corporate umbrella are the Great American Trucking Show, radio programs, a billboard company, a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies, and a database and research group.
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