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Jim Mele
CV Analyst at Wards Intelligence


Jim Mele, a life-long journalist and editor, has covered trucking since 1981. He joined Fleet Owner, the premier publication covering the trucking industry, in 1985, filling roles as a feature writer and executive editor before being appointed editor-in-chief in 1999, a position he held until 2017. During his tenure as chief editor, he was recognized with four Neal Awards for Editorial Excellence, three times for commentary and once for technical content. As a consulting analyst for Wards Intelligence, he has authored numerous in-depth business intelligence reports on the truck industry covering technology trends, advanced safety systems and fleet equipment utilization. The most recent was “Megatrends & the Trucking Industry”, which focused on electric powertrains and autonomous drive technology.

Agenda Sessions

  • PANEL: Is the autonomous fleet a distant dream or a near reality?

  • PANEL: Fleet electrification: the key to increasing efficiency?


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