Truckin' Magazine

Truckin Magazine
Editor-in-Chief Dan Ward
Categories Automobile
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Source Interlink
Total circulation
(2011)
80,052[1]
First issue Summer 1975
Country United States
Language English
Website ISSN 0277-5743

Truckin' Magazine is a sport truck magazine currently published by Source Interlink Media.[2] The current editor is Dan Ward and the feature editor is Maxwell Matthewson.[3]

History

In 1974, then-Publisher of Street Rodder [4] and Street Chopper [5] magazines, Tom McMullen,[6] saw a growing trend in custom vans and pickups cruising around the Southern California street rod shows. Using the popular saying Keep on Truckin' (comics) as a basis, Truckin’ magazine was created. In 1975, the first issue went on sale at newsstands for $1.00 under the TRM Publications (which stood for Tom and Rose McMullen) family of auto magazines.[7] From 1975 to May 1995, Truckin’ was published by McMullen Publications and McMullen-Yee Publishing.[8] It was purchased by K-III’s Primedia Inc. in June 1995 in a merger worth $55 million.[9] In 2007, Source Interlink Media acquired more than 78 consumer magazines,[10][11] including Truckin’, and is still the publishing company producing and distributing the magazine.

Editors

Robert K. Smith, the production manager with Street Rodder magazine,[12] headed up the inaugural issue of Truckin’. This also included managing editor Steve Stillwell, who in 1985 would run the title into the late ‘90s.[13] Other Editors include Dick DeLoach,[14] Kevin Wilson, Dan Sanchez (2000-2002),[15] and Steve Warner (2002-2008).[16] Current Editor-in-Chief is Dan Ward (2008-Present).[17][18]

Frequency and Sales

In 1975, the first issue was to be a “one-shot,” a publishing term for once a year. The magazine was immediately turned into a quarterly, and within one year it was monthly. In 2003 Truckin’ added an extra issue entitled the “Fall Issue.” In 2004, it was called the “Spring Issue,” and has since been dubbed “Issue 13.”.[19]

At the peak of magazine sales, the magazine was more than 440 pages.

Circulation

257,300 in 2002[20]

90,752 in 2012[21]

References

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