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.

Safety's common language
Taking what it calls a holistic view of truck safety, Volvo Truck Corp. put together a two-day seminar at its headquarters in Goteberg, Sweden highlighting
TELEMATICS, Trucking in a Digital Environment
Wireless data is a familiar technology for trucking. It's acquired a new name in recent years telematics but the benefits of combining remote vehicle
Volvo Gives Safety Long View
Taking what it calls “a holistic view” of truck safety, Volvo Truck Corp. put together a two-day seminar at its headquarters in Goteberg, Sweden, highlighting
Numbers don't lie
It's been 17 years since the Hudson Institute released Workforce 2000, a sobering report on the impact of changing birth rates and immigration patterns
N.A. gets first truck wind tunnel
Located just down the street from its Portland, OR., headquarters, Freightliner's new wind tunnel will help the company optimize aerodynamics for a completely
Cargo Sensor Has Eyes
NISKAYUNA, NY— Due to be released this summer, a cargo sensor for the GE VeriWise trailer tracking system can be equipped with a camera to capture real-time
Air and taxes
It looks like we're going to avoid most of the pain and all of the confusion that surrounded the October 2002 deadline for diesel engine emissions reductions
EPA, GAO differ on '07 emissions
A senior EPA official gave a mixed review to the General Accounting Office report on 2007 diesel engine emissions standards during a day-long event examining
More than TALK
Fleet management systems based on tracking vehicles and trading wireless messages with their drivers have proved to be one of the industry's most important
fleets online
COMPANY: W&A Distribution Services Inc. Ft. Atkinson, WI OPERATION: LTL carrier with warehouse service Steve Wiesmann, president Problem: A privately
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
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