Meet the Team

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Jake Tully

Jake is an experienced journalist based out of Southern California. He has knowledge and expertise in a wide variety of topics including entertainment, the transportation industry, marketing, and public relations. Jake has had newsroom experience with many different organizations and outlets, and enjoys writing long-form essays in addition to shorter spot news pieces. Jake is fascinated with new trends in trucking and commercial transportation and enjoys speaking to those around who country who dedicate their careers to spending time behind the wheel.

In addition to writing on a daily basis, Jake enjoys hiking, collection vinyl records, and attending as many concerts in the Greater Los Angeles area as he can. Jake graduated from Cal State University Northridge with a degree in Written Journalism and Digital Marketing.

Twitter: @JakeTTully
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Jana Ritter

Jana Ritter is a talented, professional writer with a diverse portfolio of News Coverage, Feature articles, Web Content, Press Material, Blog writing and Social Media. Her experience also extends to the film industry as both a Screenwriter and Documentary Film Producer. Jana currently works as part of TruckingIndustry.News's editorial team, as well as press releases.

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Michelle Nati

Michelle Nati worked in the entertainment industry for several years before before becoming a purveyor of oddities for four years ago. She has also written for The Farmers' Almanac,, Complex Media, Time Out, Ranker, Mstarz, and a host of other websites as a news, web content and feature writer. Michelle is now part of the Trucking Industry.News editorial team and lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Benny.

Linkedin: @michellenati
Instagram: @michellen65
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Daniel Steingold

Daniel Steingold is a writer from and based in Los Angeles, CA who has experience in a diverse set of writing environments and roles. He finds as much joy in writing satire as he does regular news articles, and takes solace in the actual process of crafting prose that is precise, informative, and entertaining.

His life philosophy is to constantly learn and grow. He finds that he is constantly curious as he is simultanouesly an incredibly ambitious individual and writer.

Linkedin: @DanielSteingold
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Debbie Sklar

Debbie L. Sklar is a seasoned journalist who has lived and worked in Southern California for more than 20 years. Her content has been featured in print in such publications as the Orange County Register, Newsweek and Time. She has covered news beats ranging from police and celebrities to home and garden topics. She was a field editor for AOL/ Post for several years and wrote many stories that went viral nationally.

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Joel Kranc

Joel Kranc is an experienced and award winning editor, writer and communications professional. Joel began his career nearly two decades ago as a journalist and reporter covering the U.S. retirement and institutional investment market. He has also worked in a variety of communications capacities including as a communications manager for one of the world's largest pension and investment funds.

Joel is the author of the book Retirement Planning in 8 Easy Steps: The Brief Guide to Lifelong Financial Freedom. Currently he serves as director of KRANC COMMUNICATIONS, a full-scale marketing and content firm founded in 2011 serving a global financial services clientele. Joel Kranc has an MA in Public Administration.