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.

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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
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
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