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Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts is executive editor for CCJ and equipment editor for its sister magazine Overdrive. Roberts joined Randall-Reilly in 1995 as associate editor of Equipment World magazine and began covering both heavy-duty and light trucks in 1996. In 2006 he was the founding editor of Total Landscape Care before joining CCJ's staff in 2008.

The first self-driving heavy hauler is here: Daimler unveils a fully-functional autonomous Mercedes Actros prototype (VIDEOS)

The first self-driving heavy hauler is here: Daimler...

Posted on Jul 03, 2014

Speculation about autonomous —or “driverless”—vehicles has been commonplace in the trucking industry for years. Now, Daimler has made this concept ...

Test Drive: Volvo VNX heavy-hauler is more cruiser than bruiser

Test Drive: Volvo VNX heavy-hauler is more cruiser than...

Posted on Jun 01, 2014

While many truck manufacturers do long-range market studies to determine if they should add a new truck model to their ...

REVIEW: Mack Titan is a beast of a truck with tremendous handling

REVIEW: Mack Titan is a beast of a truck with...

Posted on May 01, 2014

  If you went into a lab and boiled down everything Mack trucks has learned and experienced over the past 114 ...

Why Cummins is bringing next-gen engine, truck technology to China before the U.S.

Why Cummins is bringing next-gen engine, truck...

Posted on Apr 18, 2014

I hate math. And math hates me. But I’m going to put aside my loathing of this particular discipline for ...

Cummins’ new truck, ISG diesel platform for China offers a peek at engine advances coming to the U.S.

Cummins’ new truck, ISG diesel platform for China...

Posted on Apr 09, 2014

Cummins Engine along with Foton, one of China's leading heavy truck producers,  introduced a new truck model powered by the ...

TEST DRIVE: Peterbilt’s new Model 567 is a head-turner and a breeze to maneuver (VIDEO)

TEST DRIVE: Peterbilt’s new Model 567 is a...

Posted on Mar 03, 2014

Given the realities of truck design today, Peterbilt’s Model 567 simply did not spring into existence all on its own. The ...

ROAD TEST: Natural gas retrofit fuel systems and glider kits reveal interesting hauling possibilities for cost-minded contractors

ROAD TEST: Natural gas retrofit fuel systems and glider...

Posted on Feb 04, 2014

The first part of my test drive began westbound on Interstate 80 out of Salt Lake City, on the level ...

Navistar loses $247 million in Q3, cuts 500 employees from workforce

Navistar loses $247 million in Q3, cuts 500 employees...

Posted on Sep 04, 2013

Navistar’s efforts to restore the company’s profitability took a logical yet unenviable turn Tuesday as the company announced plans to ...

Auto for the People: Automatic, automated transmissions make a push in heavy-duty commercial trucks

Auto for the People: Automatic, automated transmissions...

Posted on Jul 01, 2013

That’s what makes trucking today so interesting: It is going through several revolutions and evolutions at the moment. The advent ...

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

Next-generation engine oil a vital part of heavy-duty...

Posted on Jun 03, 2013

If recent announcements from truck manufacturers are any indication, the next generation of heavy-duty truck models and engines will be ...

Nissan enters compact van market with launch of budget-friendly NV200 at Work Truck Show

Nissan enters compact van market with launch of...

Posted on Mar 07, 2013

It's hard to believe that just five years ago, Nissan, a global player in commercial vehicle markets had a net ...

Mercedes-Benz positioning Sprinter commercial vans as “high-profile” fleet support vehicles

Mercedes-Benz positioning Sprinter commercial vans as...

Posted on Mar 07, 2013

What's up with Sprinter? A lot, as it happens. Following the dissolution of the Daimler-Chrysler merger in 2008, Sprinter has flown under the ...

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