Jim Mele


Nationally recognized journalist, author and editor, Jim Mele joined Fleet Owner in 1986 with over a dozen years’ experience covering transportation as a newspaper reporter and magazine staff writer. Fleet Owner Magazine has won over 45 national editorial awards since his appointment as editor-in-chief in 1999.

@Track changes name
Having changed its name from HighwayMaster to @Track Communications two years ago, the company has asked stockholders to change the name once again, this
Autocar adds dealers, logo gear
Sixteen dealers have been added to the sales and service network for Autocar LLC and its Xpeditor low-COE trucks. The company, which recently purchased
Oklahoma I-40 detours open but slow
Detours around the collapsed Interstate 40 bridge in eastern Oklahoma are open to truck traffic, but drivers should avoid the area if at all possible,
XATA launches ASP
An integrated fleet management suite has been released as an Internet-based application service provider (ASP) service by software developer XATA. As
Cummins, Volvo receive letters from EPA
Cummins Inc. and Volvo Trucks North America have confirmed they received a letter from EPA reminding the OEMs that they are not to encourage customers
Caterpillar confirms EPA's pre buy checkup
Caterpillar Inc. said EPA is in fact asking seven major truck-engine manufacturers if they have encouraged customers to pre-buy engines before October,
ATA floats anti-terror plan
Attempting to stay out ahead of Federal regulators charged with securing U.S. transportation networks from terror attacks, the American Truck Assns. has
Numbers tell the story
There are many things in this life that we intuitively know to be true even though we can't offer any verifiable proof. Since FLEET OWNER is a business
Taming fuel costs
Fuel prices never seem to stay low for long, and the latest downward price cycle is clearly over. Political instability in the Middle East, combined with
First Fleet adopts telematics system
Full-service leasing company First Fleet Corp. says it will begin fitting its trucks and tractors with the eTechnician diagnostic and telematics system
Managing IT Choices
The point of creating budgets is to help focus spending priorities so limited capital and manpower can be used to best advantage. When it comes to information
Oct. '02, Part Two
If you're basing new equipment plans on the hope that the Federal government will deliver a last-minute reprieve from the October deadline for new engine
Cat will have engines in October
LOUISVILLE, KY – Caterpillar will “absolutely” continue supplying truck makers with diesel engines after the October 2002 deadline for stricter Federal
Aether takes over Highway Master service
Tripling the size of its truck fleet customer base, Aether Systems Inc. will assume responsibility for the Highway Master Series 5000 wireless data communications
EPA says Cummins ’02 diesel meets standards
The Cummins ISX diesel engine “meets all applicable standards and requirements” for Oct., 2002 emissions standards, according to the EPA. In a letter
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