They're always looking to make improvements in an already elite fleet by incorporating the most modern technology available, says Joseph F. Egan Sr, director at maintenance at Abilene Motor Express. Named for a small town in south central Virginia, Abilene Motor Express was founded by its current owners, Keith and Kolen Jones, in 1986. Originally Abilene Equipment, a storage trailer business, the Richmond-based company now offers customized truckload and LTL services throughout the continental US and Canada, as well as freight brokerage and logistics services. New engines are performing well, Egan relates, helping to boost the fleet's fuel efficiency improvement efforts. The Abilene maintenance operation's technicians make extensive use of computerized diagnostic systems. Abilene also works closely with several suppliers, Egan adds. Technology is also being applied at Abilene to streamline operations for managers and drivers and to enhance customer service.