Jim Mele

Jim
Mele
Editor-in-chief

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.

Articles
Can the logbook
For the last two months I've argued that our ancient hours-of-service regulations don't work and that changing them could damage the industry. So how
Cummins to consolidate heavy-duty engine plants
Cummins Inc. said today that it would consolidate its heavy-duty engine assembly and test operations into its Jamestown, NY engine plant by closing engine
Freightliner restructuring ahead of schedule
DaimlerChysler's efforts to restructure its Freightliner division is ahead of schedule, according to Eckhard Cordes, head of the German firm's Commercial
Volvo unveils next generation VN
The next generation of over-the-road trucks from Volvo Trucks North America has been designed from the ground up to accommodate the new low-emission diesel
Fear of change
It isn't inertia that keeps trucking tied to a broken hours-of-service (HOS) system, it's fear of change. And as long as we're insisting here on an honest
Remembering Sept. 11
One year later, it easier to see the real effects
Remembering September 11
One year later, it easier to see the real effects
Freightliner restructuring ahead of schedule
HANNOVER, Germany – Eckhard Cordes, head of DaimlerChrysler Commerical Vehicles Division, said yesterday that the restructuring of its Freightliner division
Time for honesty
Everyone wants hours-of-service revision to go away. No one, not the government, not the fleets, not the industry's lobbying groups, wants to open this
Volvo unveils all new VN line
The next generation of over-the-road trucks from Volvo Trucks North America has been designed from the ground up to accommodate the new low-emission diesel
Terion emerges from bankruptcy
Seven months after asking federal bankruptcy courts for protection from creditors, Terion Inc. and its creditors have agreed on a reorganization plan
Vans to test hydraulic hybrid power
A hybrid powertrain that uses hydraulic pressure to recover energy normally lost during braking will be tested in a fleet of Ford E550 vans in commercial
Wireless ePOD for Palm
An electronic proof of delivery system that combines handheld devices running the Palm OS, a variety of wireless communications options and Web-based
Honoring Sept. 11
Next month brings the sad first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Many events that appear momentous as we first experience them often fade in importance
Browsing on the Road
Trucking was an early adapter of wireless data services and was also quick to embrace Internet applications. What seems like a natural next step wireless
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