Steve Sturgess is a trucking commentator with more than 40 years’ experience writing about trucks, truckers and trucking. He has worked on the leading trucking publications in North America and Europe and is now a freelance correspondent for many international titles such as Diesel Progress and Transport Topics. Steve is also an editor and consultant for Transporte Latino, a Spanish language trucking magazine for Hispanic truckers based in the United States.
Sturgess has made a commitment to the Latino truckers, realizing that they will become as vital a part of the trucking scene as they are in the construction, hospitality and other industries. He brings a wealth of experience to the new task. Sturgess was with Newport Business Media for 17 years as editor of NATSO Truckers News, editor of the award-winning RoadStar and executive editor of Heavy Duty Trucking as well as contributing editor to www.truckinginfo.com.
He’s been the recipient of the Grand Neal (the premier award for ALL business press) twice and has many Neal Awards and other industry accolades. Sturgess is now a columnist for trucking magazines in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Australia and is a regular blogger at www.stevesturgess.com.
For four years in the ‘90s he shared a trucking radio appearance with fellow writer David Kolman that ran on Bill Mack’s Midnight Cowboy radio program.
A native of London, England, Sturgess has been in the North America for more than 40 years. He started his truck journalism career in 1974 as the managing editor of TRUCK Magazine in London. In 1980 he moved to Toronto to become technical editor of Motor Truck, then became an editor for both Bus & Truck and Canadian Driver Owner.
Moving to the United States as a trucking reporter in 1983, he worked on and edited American Trucker Magazine, Overdrive as well as contributing trucking columns to Equipment World and Construction Equipment.
Sturgess’ North American trucking experience covers the last 35 years since the industry’s deregulation in 1980 – a period of enormous change and turmoil in an industry that was considered “mature” in the late ‘70s.
A graduate engineer, Sturgess earned his honors bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at City University in London before working as a truck development engineer with Ford of Europe in the early ‘70s. He has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers for 30 years. He is a commercial truck driver, licensed in both North America and in Europe and counts among his adventures driving an Australian roadtrain at more than 240,000 pounds.