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: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
ATA finds next two presidents
NASHVILLE – Lobbying group American Trucking Assns. (ATA) announced who their new president will be, and who will eventually replace him. The interim-tag
Dock-to-dock driving instructions for laptops
NASHVILLE – CoPilot Truck from ALK Technologies provides truck drivers with both spoken and map-based driving directions on a laptop computer. The new
PeopleNet automates service reporting
NASHVILLE – Wireless service provider PeopleNet Communications Corp. announced today that it has developed new software that would automate load status
The worst of times
I am writing this column only days after the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC. Since FLEET OWNER is a monthly magazine with relatively
Volvo closing Mack on-highway plant
In the first major consolidation move since it’s acquisition of Mack Trucks and Renault V.I., Volvo Global Trucks has announced that it will close the
ATA offers emergency information online
The American Trucking Asss., the industry’s Washington, DC-based trade group, has compiled an online guide to emergency information to help truck fleets
Overnite offers trucks for relief supplies
Four truckloads of donated emergency supplies including “Jaws of Life” devices have been carried from Gafney, SC, to Washington, DC, and New York City
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