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Bruce Sauer

Bruce Sauer is retiring as Editor of Trailer/Body Builders magazine after for 42 years covering our industry. He was only the second editor in the publication’s 58-year history, taking over for founding Editor Paul Schenck in 1996.

“Bruce Sauer was crucial to the growth and success of Trailer/Body Builders,” said Schenck, editor of the magazine for the first 40 years. “He joined our small staff and quickly adapted his journalistic talents to reporting events in our specialized truck manufacturing industry … Bruce has become the Voice of the Industry — with a smile.”

Trailer/Body Builders has become a fixture at industry events hosted by the National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA), the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA), and the National Truck Equipment Association ( NTEA). “Bruce’s talent as an editor is unmatched. He provided an invaluable service to so many dealers and manufacturers in the industry throughout his career by writing articles and profiles over the years,” said NTDA President Gwendolyn Brown.

“I  believe that the publishing industry is as competitive as the trailer- and body-building business, and to be in the business of publishing about the trailer and body manufacturing industry for as long as Bruce speaks to his tremendous commitment and passion for what he does,” said Dean Sink, President of Mickey Truck Bodies. “And of course you don’t do anything for that long unless you are very good at it. Thank you, Bruce, for your accuracy, honesty and outstanding editorial vision. You’ve been a great advocate of our industry. May the road ahead be smooth and maintenance-free.”

Kevin Jones, who’s been covering the trucking industry for more than 10 years, is the new Editor of Trailer/Body Builders. He was most recently Editor of American Trucker. Both and American Trucker are part of the Penton Commercial Vehicle Group.

In his farewell column in the July issue of Trailer/Body Builders, Bruce called is career at the magazine, “The fastest 42 years I have ever lived.” He told his readers, “Heartfelt thanks for making them interesting, fun, and purposeful.”

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