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  • Louisville, Here We Come...?

    By Mark O'Connell - Thursday March 20, 2008
    A week from, now, the staff of Fleet Maintenance Magazine will be in Louisville, KY, for the Greatest Show on Earth, otherwise known as the Mid-America Truck Show, or MATS. It's a great chance to meet with professionals in the industry, and find out...
  • Our Very Own 'Top Ten' List

    By Mark O'Connell - Tuesday March 11, 2008
    More news from the front: today I’m writing from Charlotte, NC, where I’ve just attended a Transportation Technology Summit hosted by Panasonic, makers of Toughbook computers. Panasonic brought together a diverse group of experts to talk about...
  • Tech Talk

    By Mark O'Connell - Monday March 3, 2008
    Once a week or so I like to browse through the latest comments on our online forums (http://forums.fleetmag.com/) and see what people are talking about. There's a saying in the trade publication industry that editors need to always be writing about the...
  • Is There a Heavy-Duty Hybrid in Your Future?

    By Mark O'Connell - Monday February 25, 2008
    More travels... This week I'm in Atlanta, at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show. I just got out of a session called "Hybrid and Alternative Fuels Commercial Vehicle Initiatives," and I was surprised to learn how far...
  • What Does 'Clean' Mean?

    By Mark O'Connell - Tuesday February 19, 2008
    It's been two weeks now since the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Expo in Orlando, and I'm still processing the information I gathered from technical sessions, fleet forums and private conversations.   There was one topic in...
  • The ULSD Blues

    By Mark O'Connell - Tuesday February 12, 2008
    It's been a week since I was at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Meeting & Expo in Orlando, and my ears are still ringing from the Fleet Talk session. For those of you who've never been to a TMC meeting, Fleet Talk is a special session at...
  • A Warning From the Future

    By Mark O'Connell - Tuesday February 5, 2008
    No, it isn't a science fiction story... I'm writing from Orlando, FL, site of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Expo, and the warning from the future came in the form of a technical session entitled "EPA's 2010 Heavy-Duty...
  • Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth

    By Mark O'Connell - Monday January 28, 2008
    Last week at the Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week event in Las Vegas, I had the pleasure of dining with Michael Kinney, director of fleet sales for maintenance software provider Noregon Systems. Mike had just written a guest editorial for our December issue in...
  • Up in the Air

    By Mark O'Connell - Monday January 21, 2008
    I was just watching MSNBC's coverage of the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and heard some disturbing words from an auto industry analyst. The segment was looking at the health of the Big 3, and while the analysts were very...
  • GM Leaves the Medium-Duty Market

    By Mark O'Connell - Monday January 14, 2008
    Last June, I had the opportunity to test drive all the new vehicles being offered for 2008 by General Motors Fleet and Commercial Division. Judging by the presence of at least a dozen Kodiaks and Topkicks at the fleet preview event, you never could have...