Jim Mele

Jim
Mele
Editor-in-chief

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.

Articles
EPA, GAO Differ on 2007 Emissions
FORT LAUDERDALE— A senior official of the Environmental Protection Agency gave a mixed review to the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) report on 2007
Sealed Oil-Change System Goes Portable
FORT LAUDERDALE— A portable, air-powered version of ESOC’s sealed oil change system was introduced at the annual meeting of ATA’s Technology and Maintenance
Delco Remy Releases High-Amp Alternators, High-Torque Starters
FORT LAUDERDALE – Major upgrades for the company’s lines of heavy-duty alternators and starters were introduced by Delco Remy International at the annual
Study Finds Repair Times Cut
Design changes for the new generation of the Volvo VN heavy-duty truck have significantly reduced standard repair times (SRT) for a number of common service
Maintenance App for OBC
FORT LAUDERDALE— A new application for Delphi’s FleetOutlook onboard computer and wireless data system provides real-time vehicle information to the Dossier
International, IBM Announce Telematics System
FORT LAUDERDALE— International Truck and Bus Corp. has become the first commercial vehicle OEM to develop a wireless telematics system that will provide
Sealed Oil-Change System Goes Portable
FORT LAUDERDALE— A portable, air-powered version of ESOC’s sealed oil change system was introduced at the annual meeting of ATA’s Technology and Maintenance
Dare we say it?
Trucking has a long tradition of downplaying good news. I don't know if it's driven by superstitious fear that talking about good times will only bring
COUNTERFEIT PARTS: Buyer Beware
Fake Gucci handbags being sold on the streets of New York are getting a lot of press and police attention recently. While the economic damage to high-end
fleets online
COMPANY: Freymiller Trucking Oklahoma City, OK OPERATION: Refrigerated truckload carrier Dennis Freymiller, vice president Problem: Detention time has
Pay as you go
The state fuel tax system is a cumbersome, inefficient relic long overdue for retirement. What if it could be replaced with a national road user charge
Major HOS impact predicted changes
Scheduled changes in hours-of-service rules for drivers could cut productivity for some fleet operations by as much as 18%, according to an analysis conducted
Century Class gets new look for '04
A restyled front end will offer better cooling capacity and improved headlamp performance for Freightliner Trucks' 2004 Century Class S/T Class 8 tractor.
The process of improvement
The system you use to handle an invoice and cut a check to pay it is a business process, as is the way information and documents move through various
Trucking's pulse
Trucking is a diverse business. In fact, it's more accurate to describe it as a collection of businesses that happen to use trucks rather than as a single,
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