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.

Oct. '02, Part One
Deadlines have a way of sneaking up on you no matter how far in advance you know about them. For example, my son will start college next fall. I've known
The Virtual Parts Room
For many fleets the parts room is an informational black hole. The data trail shows parts going in and parts coming out, but what's actually on the shelves
Freightliner introduces Business Class M2
PHOENIX - Freightliner Trucks today officially introduced the Business Class M2, the next generation of its medium-duty truck line. Like the current version,
Private, dedicated fleets lag on IT
According to a recent survey by The Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech, nearly three-quarters of companies with private and dedicated fleets still plan
Schneider concerned about EPA ’02 diesels
ATLANTA – Performance concerns about engines modified to meet the next round of Federal diesel-engine emissions requirements could lead to extending life
Autocar begins assembly of low-COE
One of the oldest names in the truck industry will be back on the road when the first Autocar-badged Xpeditor truck rolls off the assembly line on Jan.
Data at risk
Security in the truck industry used to be a matter of locks and fences. Now that information has become as valuable as the freight it accompanies, security
fleets online
COMPANY:Quality DistributionTampa, FL OPERATION:Bulk chemical haulerKeith MargelowskySenior vp, performance planning Problem: As the world's largest for-hire
Good riddance to 2001
Somehow I don't think future generations will find much nostalgic value in looking back at this last year. I know I certainly won't be able to generate
Air quality concerns will change fleet operations of all types. Will you be ready?
Air quality concerns will change fleet operations of all types. Will you be ready?
When it comes to making good choices, everyone can use some help. In trucking, an entire category of software has developed over the last 20 years to
Thanks for telling us
Here's some good news we're at least halfway through the current recession. Didn't know we were officially in a recession? That's because the economists
Many voices, one message
The news these days hasn't been very good. Most of us are still trying to come to terms with the death of nearly 6,000 people in a single day's terrorist
Remote diagnostics coming for ZF Meritor transmissions
Wireless, real-time access to diagnostic information will be available for ZF Meritor’s automated mechanical transmissions through eTechnician, a new
Diesel drops as demand falls
Although international unrest that involves oil-producing regions around the Middle East usually drives fuel prices higher, diesel and other petroleum
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