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Articles by Jack Roberts

Filling the holes on the highway: Bottom-line boosting aerodynamics

Aerodynamic characteristics around the fifth wheel and the trailer’s rear are difficult to manage. The trailer gap is a necessary open space that allows for full articulation as the rig ...

Future fleet: A not-too-distant account of an automated fleet, driver-tech hybrids and globalized trucking

Note: Based on the convergence of technology in automation, connectivity and super infrastructure, the following story is the account of a fictional fleet terminal set in the coming decades. This ...

Isuzu expands NPR cabover family

Isuzu has added Class 4 brawn and performance to its popular medium-duty cabover truck stable at Class 3 pricing and operating costs. The new truck is a base model NPR cabover, ...

Chevron launches PC-11 public information campaign

Late last week the ASTM International’s Automotive Lubricants Subcommittee approved the new Proposed Category 11 (API CK-4 and API FA-4) specifications for the next generation of heavy duty diesel engine ...

Peterbilt announces SmartAir no-idle system upgrades

Peterbilt enhanced its SmartAir no-idle system with new auto-start technology that helps keep main and auxiliary batteries charged while running the air-conditioning system and using electric-powered devices, Peterbilt Motors Company ...
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Bendix honors three employees with Excellence in Leadership Award

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has honored Bill Gantz, Mike Grandstaff, and Angie Hake with its 2015 Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award, in recognition of their outstanding talents, commitment, and ...

Trucking’s future won’t happen without trained techs

Forecasting the future is always tricky. CCJ in October took an in-depth dive into what trucking's future likely will hold, such as equipment innovations like self-driving vehicles, smarter highways and truck ...

Modern cruise control coming of age and what it means for your fleet and drivers

Early cruise control systems were usually vacuum-controlled setups designed to allow drivers to set a vehicle speed and hold it indefinitely. The systems worked well on flat unvarying terrain and ...

Could autonomous trucks and cars end traffic jams in major U.S. cities?

Get in a room with people who share your interests and concerns for an industry and it's amazing what you learn. It's one of the reasons I enjoy attending CCJ's ...

Hino to offer custom paint schemes

Hino Trucks has announced custom color paint options for all conventional trucks beginning with 2017 model year. Hino will now offer a wide variety of exterior truck colors that customers ...

DTNA leadership talks new engines, marketshare and autonomous trucks in industry update

The principle leaders of Daimler Trucks, along with Roger Penske, fielded questions from the press Nov. 20 following the North American launch of the company's new medium duty diesel engines ...

Next-gen oil category nears completion

Shell's Dan Arcy told attendees at CCJ's 2015 Fall Symposium that PC-11, the next commercial vehicle grade motor oil that will be introduced in conjunction with 2017 emissions-compliant engines, is ...

Point-Counterpoint: Trucking interests square off in debate on e-logs, size/weight, speed limiters

A fireworks-filled point-counterpoint session held this week at CCJ's Fall Symposium highlighted the sometimes wide gap between small carrier and large carrier interests on some of the larger regulatory issues ...

Peterbilt adds predictive cruise, 11-liter engine to EPIQ fuel efficiency spec

Peterbilt has a new mid-range sleeper spec as well as a new 11-liter diesel engine to go along with it. At a test drive outside of Dallas late last month, ...

Test drive: Cummins offers sneak peek of 2017 15L engine

A bonus at the Eaton-Cummins event held this week in Detroit (full write-up here) event was the pleasant discovery that all the International ProStar tractors available for test drives — ...