Aaron Marsh

Aaron
Marsh
Senior Editor,
Fleet Owner

Growing up in upstate New York, Aaron loved to tinker with automobiles and their engines, gaining a base of mechanical understanding. He spent a decade working in Washington, D.C., around Congress and regulatory activity, writing for businesses and others trying to navigate those waters, and later covered Connecticut communities. He has been recognized both for his pen and camera covering issues ranging from transportation to health care to courts. He joined the Fleet Owner staff in July 2015.

Articles
Ram Trucks/ Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Ram unveils special edition 1500, HD 2500-3500 pickups
Ram Trucks is debuting factory-custom Night editions of its HD 2500 and 3500 pickups and a new Copper Sport outfit for the 1500 half-ton at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
Nissan Commercial Vehicles
Dose of Cummins, Titan juices up Nissan's NV work van
Work vans don't get much fanfare and probably aren't first to mind when we're talking extreme off-road capability. But with a shot of Cummins power and some heavy duty hardware upgrades, that's just what Nissan has achieved with its NV Cargo X project van.
Govs' report: Consider this before AVs flood the roads
Autonomous vehicle (AV) testing is farther along than many realize, and a new report finds states must think through and address some key issues before truly driverless trucks and cars start mixing in on America's roadways.
Distracted driving ...overblown?  2
When it comes to distracted driving, some fleets are now going farther than what’s required by law, like prohibiting even hands-free cell phone use behind the wheel where such calls are perfectly legal. Is all the fuss really warranted?
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Daydreaming the new Jeep Wrangler pickup
It could be the ultimate customizer and upfitter truck when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Jeep Wrangler pickup arrives likely early next year. What will it look like?
'Big issue yet untouched': With self-driving vehicles, who'll be liable?
Amid diesel emissions talk swirling around Fiat Chrysler Automobiles last week came a reminder of an issue going forward with autonomous vehicles: who will be liable in case something goes wrong with these things?
EPA's emissions 'cheating' allegations untrue, FCA says
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has denied that certain of its model year 2014-2016 Ram 1500 pickups and Jeep Cherokee SUVs with diesel engines violate emissions requirements. The automaker's response came promptly yesterday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the violation notice it sent FCA.
Old Man Winter and eight more reasons to consider TPMS in your trucks
Winter is a perfect time to think about a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for your trucks—that c-c-cold isn't very conducive to d-d-drivers wanting to check tire pressures. And here are eight more reasons to consider a TPMS now.
Balancing privacy and safety  1

With regulations as the catalyst, changes are on the way for the records trucking companies keep, including a new national information data­base and electronic logging devices, or ELDs, and related files and documentation. Regulations are also bringing new filing processes and already allow for digital record changeovers instead of controlled-access file cabinets holding papers for various lengths of time.

What makes for a top truck technician
Fleets and trucking companies today compete just as much for good technicians as they do in the constant search for drivers. Fleet Owner spoke with some of the best techs around for insight on what makes them tick: why'd they become a truck technician, what's good, what isn't?
Proposed rule would mandate, standardize 'V2V' vehicle-speak
Vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V, technology — one of the promising new possibilities taking shape as part of "smart cities" or "smart infrastructure" — took a step today toward becoming not an if but a when under an NHTSA proposed rule.
A day at Flying J

Truck stops are constantly trying to add more amenities while tweaking the ones they already have to win more business from drivers and fleets alike. That includes everything from adding more fresh food items to natural gas refueling spots plus tire and light maintenance services. Fleet Owner recently visited Flying J's San Antonio, TX, facility to see how such efforts translate into reality. (All photos by Aaron Marsh for Fleet Owner)

Love's picks up the expansion pace

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores had a big year in 2016, opening 47 new locations in 20 states, which added more than 3,000 new truck-parking spaces and 220 showers to its network, and as of now, Love’s hopes to add 3,100 more parking spaces in 2017.

Get toys to all the kids on Earth (or get through a truck driver's day)
Urgh, now there's a logistics challenge: zip around bringing presents to all the children on the planet in a single night. But is that really any more daunting than the job truck drivers face every day?
Aaron Marsh/ Fleet Owner
Tech Rodeo 2016: This year's best of the best
Capping off the Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo last week was an awards gala featuring famed NASCAR driver Tony Stewart that showcased 38 winning technicians from around the country. This year's all-around champ was Lucas Manlief of Rush Truck Center - Indianapolis.
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