Fran Matso Lysiak

Fran Matso Lysiak

Features Editor

@franmatsolysiak

Fran has been an editor or reporter for more than 20 years. Before arriving at Transport Topics, she covered regional business news, legal news and she covered the insurance industry for nearly 13 years.


Business, Technology

Vos Repeats as Champion, Leads FedEx at SuperTech

Jaclyn O'Laughlin

RALEIGH, N.C. — FedEx Freight technician Eric Vos earned the title of Grand Champion of TMC SuperTech for the second consecutive year in the competition, which was swept by FedEx Freight.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
September 26, 2016
Safety, Business, Technology

Safety Tech, Cameras Can Help Fleets Prevent Claims, Insurance Brokers Say

Meritor Wabco

Fleets that invest in safety technologies — from onboard cameras and telematics to active safety systems — are likely to see their investments pay off by helping to reduce or eliminate catastrophic risks and costly claims, insurance brokers and other experts said.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
September 26, 2016
Business, Technology

FedEx Freight's Eric Vos Repeats as TMC SuperTech Grand Champion

Eric Vos by Jaclyn O'Laughlin

RALEIGH, N.C. — FedEx Freight’s Eric Vos has repeated as Grand Champion of the National Technician Skills Competition, TMC SuperTech.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
September 22, 2016
Business

Engine Coolants Hot Topic at Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting

TT File Photo

RALEIGH, N.C. – The increasing use of lightweight aluminum in engines will likely bring with it a conversion to nitrite-free, organic acid technology coolants, according to a maintenance executive at an industry meeting here.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
September 21, 2016
Equipment, Business, Logistics, Autonomous

Driver-Focused Designs

The annual National Truck Driving Championships kicked off Aug. 10 in Indianapolis. To coincide with Transport Topics’ coverage of the “Super Bowl of Safety,” this edition of Equipment & Maintenance Update features stories focused on drivers’ needs and concerns, including those related to comfort, safety and health.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
August 10, 2016
Equipment, Business, Fuel

New Engine Oils Coming in December

Two new types of engine oils are coming to market Dec. 1. The heavy-duty oil specification that has been used for nearly a decade will be replaced by CK-4 and FA-4, and this crucial development is one of the cover stories in this issue of Equipment & Maintenance Update.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
June 17, 2016
Business, Equipment, Safety

SAF-Holland Launches New Air Disc Brakes

SAF-Holland

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — SAF-Holland introduced new air disc brakes for trailers geared to commercial fleets in North America, with the base model at “a significantly lower price point than previous generation air disc brake systems.”

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
June 14, 2016
Equipment, Business, Government, Fuel

Fuel Efficiency Driving Greater Use of Smaller Engines

John Sommers II for TT

With more regulations on greenhouse-gas emissions and fuel economy coming soon, smaller engines are one of the latest equipment trends, according to one of the cover stories in this issue of Equipment & Maintenance Update.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
April 15, 2016

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