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.

GE Launches Telematics Group
LAS VEGAS— A new telematics technology center of excellence at the GE Global Research Center will lead "an enormous initiative across the entire company," according to Dr. Joseph Salvo, manager of the pervasive decisioning laboratory at the Niskayuna, NY, R&D facility
First reactions
Just when the economy has loosened its chokehold on business, it looks like trucking has been hit with a triple whammy a severe driver shortage, chaos
what's new in: Fifth wheels
Value in a fifth wheel is directly related to application - find the right fifth wheel for your specific application, and you'll get the best performance
Driver Shortage Bottlenecks Growth
Anaheim, CA.— High diesel prices and the uncertain costs of meeting 2007 diesel emissions requirements shouldn’t derail the trucking industry’s current robust economic growth, but a shortage of drivers could, according to a panelist speaking at the International Trucking Show
Because we can
Everyone recognizes the major issues facing trucking today the 2007 emissions deadline, the hours-of-service uncertainty and the persistent driver shortage.
VOIP: A Fad or the Future?
Open any general interest magazine, newspaper or web site and chances are there's another story about the wonders of Voice Over Internet Protocol, or
State association offers toll/bypass tag
While it's technically feasible to use just one RFID transponder tag for the major automated toll collection and weigh-station bypass systems, registering
Here we go again
Just as we were sending the final pages of this issue to the printer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court dropped a bombshell
fleets online
COMPANY: Ace Relocation Systems San Diego, CA OPERATION: Household Goods Carrier Stan Aikman, director of operations Problem: As an agent for Atlas Van
Kit Converts Trucks to Extended-Life Coolant
Heavy-duty diesels can be switched from standard coolant to organic-based extended life coolant without completely draining and refilling the cooling
Case Study: Cory Home Delivery
Cory Home Delivery has been in business for over 70 years. Until the late 1990s, it concentrated on warehousing and delivery of furniture for large department
TRAILER TRACKING: Seeing The Whole Picture
Location may be everything in real estate, but when it comes to trailer tracking, it's just a starting point. As important as it is to collect updated
Force play
Four years ago we ran a cover story talking about the golden future of RFID (radio frequency identification) technology as a logistics management tool.
Eaton Developing Remote Diagnostic Tools
A five-year agreement with a wireless data systems developer will allow Eaton Corp. to add remote diagnostics to its line of service tools. Although the
So safe it's dangerous
It's probably the Gee whiz factor, but new hardware gets most of the attention when it comes to new safety initiatives. It's fun to write about dashboards
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