A Brief History of Randall-Reilly

The Early Days

Randall-Reilly was started in 1934 by Henry Pettus Randall Jr. It was launched as Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, a prestigious recognition program that still thrives today.

In 1975 Award Company of America was founded, and the following year H. Pettus Randall III took over as president for his father.

Publishing Begins

Randall-Reilly purchased Overdrive in 1986, beginning our time in publishing. The next brand to join our ranks was Equipment World, with the next  20 years seeing the additions of brands such as Commercial Carrier Journal, Total Landscape Care, and Truck Parts & Service.

Strategic Growth

Other notable additions were Motor Media in 1990, Northbrook Publishing in 1996, and EDA in 1998. These acquisitions broadened our suite of advertising products allowing us to offer our clients more marketing value.

Moving to Data & Technology

In 2002 F. Michael Reilly assumed the role of president and continued the strategic push towards a data and technology driven company. 2004 saw the start of our Recruiting Media division, with the launch of Owner Operator/ Company Driver.

Expanding into Events

While Mike Reilly was president, we added events such as The Great American Trucking Show and the Great West Truck Show and acquired eVision Marketing Group.

Final Transition to Marketing Services

Brent Reilly took over the role as president in 2011, pushing forward with his father’s direction. Today our three divisions, Trucking, Recruiting, and Construction Media, are able to offer our 4000+ clients strategic data, media, and marketing services.

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