The small team that make up the editorial team at CV Dealer Magazine and online have been around truck and van dealers for decades.
Jason has been brought up around commercial vehicles, first in the haulage industry – Jason’s father ran a successful transport operation prior to ‘jumping ship’ to become a commercial vehicle dealer – the company, Chris Hodge Commercial is still performing well, based in South London.
After studying at Aston University in Birmingham, Jason went straight into the transport industry, working at market-leading diesel fuelcard supplier, Keyfuels in a number of sales and marketing roles.
1998 saw Jason and Colin join forces to publish Van Finder and Van Locator Weekly Magazines alongside the already successful Trucklocator Weekly Magazine.
Later came the successful www.vanlocator.co.uk and www.trucklocator.co.uk websites.
Jason went on to launch CV Dealer magazine in 2002, as there were plenty of magazines for car dealers, but nothing for commercial vehicle dealers.
www.cvdealer .co.uk was initially lauched in 2002 but underwent a major upgrade in 2011.
For C V Dealer Magazine and online, Jason covers new product launches and researches the regular and varied features that appear in CV Dealer.
Jason’s interests include rugby, watching and coaching at schoolboy level, skiing (he’s an ex-ski rep) and cycling (like everyone else post-Olympics).
After a brief spell in the forces, Colin entered a career in publishing. Working for magazine giant EMAP (now Bauer) across a number of magazines, Colin started Trucklocator Weekly Magazine in 1995. Spending hour after hour with truck dealers using his considerable charm, Colin became accepted as a member of the commercial vehicle fraternity.Joining forces with Jason in 1998, Colin became involved in the light commercial vehicle side of the industry with Van Locator Magazine, also launching Plantlocator Weekly magazine.
2002 saw Colin launch CV Dealer as Features editor – working on the regular roundups from the auction houses, not to mention the light-hearted character assasinations carried out in the ‘In the Headlights’ features.
Colin’s interests include raising his four boys, his Harley Davidson, his wardrobe – or rather its contents and the gym.
Tracy started her journalistic career back in 1991, back then her writing was restricted to freelance work in the main, due to family commitments, however this didn’t hold her back, much of her work was in the mother and baby market, writing for local authority, breastfeeding information supplements, pregnancy and birthing guides. Her children are now self sufficient, which allows her far more flexibility in her work.
She has worked for the past few years in the commercial vehicle sector and although a world apart from her experiences in the mother and baby world, she has taken to it like a baby to a bottle.
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