Former Executive Editor of Commercial Motor Robin Meczes has been named as the new editor of the Freight Transport Association's monthly magazine Freight. Meczes takes over from Chris Lewis from the February 2008 issue.
A former editor of Materials Handling News, Robin Meczes went freelance in 2001 after leaving Commercial Motor. Since then he has written for a wide range of trade publications including Motor Transport, Truck & Driver, Commercial Vehicle Sourcing, Traffic Technology International, M-Logistics, Distribution, Logistics & Transport Focus, Logistics Manager, Logistics Europe, Storage Handling Distribution, Contract Journal and Works Management.
Robin has also contributed to special supplements on transport and logistics in both the Daily Telegraph and The Independent and has worked with FTA before on publications including the FTA Guide to Managing Drivers and the FTA Drivers' Handbook.
FTA Policy Director James Hookham said, 'We are delighted to have Robin on board, bringing to Freight many years of top level journalistic experience of the supply chain industry. We have changed the range of communications between FTA and its members with the growth of new modes of electronic news delivery, and we now need to position Freight within that suite of information services so that it results in a comprehensive package of news and information for our members.'
Robin Meczes said, 'Freight and the FTA have a long history of respect from the transport and distribution industry for the quality of news and information they provide, which has proved a vital aid to running many a transport operation. I intend to maintain and develop that tradition and am looking forward to this exciting new challenge.'
Freight is circulated to all FTA members, together with a complimentary and subscription list. It is currently published eleven times per year.