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Articles by Jack Roberts

Eaton and Cummins expand features, hp options for SmartAdvantage powertrain offering

Eaton and Cummins expand features, hp options for SmartAdvantage powertrain offering

Eaton and Cummins announced Wednesday, Nov. 4, upgrades to their jointly-developed and marketed SmartAdvantage optimized powertrain at the Eaton Proving Grounds outside of Marshall, MI., ...

Mitchell 1 adds 2015 truck repair data to TruckSeries software suite

Mitchell 1 has completed model year 2015 updates to its TruckSeries software suite, covering repair information, labor estimating and diagnostic trouble code procedures for all ...
NACFE Class 8 downspeeding study confirms 2 to 3 percent fuel economy boost

NACFE Class 8 downspeeding study confirms 2 to 3 percent fuel economy boost

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency released a new confidence report highlighting the benefits and disadvantages of diesel engine downspeeding technology in Class 8 ...
Electric racing series fine-tunes upcoming transportation tech

Electric racing series fine-tunes upcoming transportation tech

Racing electric cars may seem like a lark today. But there will likely be real-world payoffs in trucking tomorrow.
GT commercial tires win SmartWay verification

GT commercial tires win SmartWay verification

Four GT Radial commercial tires, including three for regional service and one designed for city buses and urban delivery, have received SmartWay verification from the ...
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Test drive: Ram showcases power with Cummins-powered 3500 Series pickup

Test drive: Ram showcases power with Cummins-powered 3500 Series pickup

It wasn’t too long ago that if you needed to tow a 30,000 pound payload, you needed a Class 5 or 6 truck to get ...
Eaton adds aftermarket clutches to reman transmission warranty

Eaton adds aftermarket clutches to reman transmission warranty

Power management company Eaton continues to expand the warranty coverage options for the company’s aftermarket transmissions and clutches. Customers purchasing an Eaton factory remanufactured transmission ...
Kenworth announces three new vocational truck options

Kenworth announces three new vocational truck options

Kenworth has announced three new options for its vocational lineup of trucks. Allison’s 4700 RDS 7-speed automatic transmission – with optional second “deep reverse” – can ...
Medium-duty moves: GM, Chevy reenter the truck market with strategic partnerships

Medium-duty moves: GM, Chevy reenter the truck market with strategic partnerships

Things have turned around to such an extent that General Motors once again has the cash to invest in vocational trucks/ But the company is ...

Paccar debuts new 11-liter engine option, showcases GPS-controlled cruise control system

The new MX-11 was, like its big-brothers MX-13 and MX-15, designed by Paccar's DAF subsidiary in The Netherlands where it underwent extensive testing on ...

Video: Daimler’s European autonomous truck cruises down the Autobahn

Late last week, Daimler Trucks launched its autonomous vehicle control system, Highway Pilot, in Europe on a section of autobahn highway between Denkendorf and Stuttgart. ...
FedEx Freight scores a clean sweep at TMC's 2015 SuperTech competition

FedEx Freight scores a clean sweep at TMC’s 2015 SuperTech competition

Teamwork, unwavering support from top management and personal dedication all paid off Wednesday for FedEx Freight as the company's maintenance division swept all the top ...
Analyst: Carrier conditions very favorable, Class 8 sales on track for record year

Analyst: Carrier conditions very favorable, Class 8 sales on track for record year

Kenneth Vieth, president and senior analyst for ACT Research, says that the current economic conditions in the U.S. are extremely favorable for carriers today, although ...
Did emissions violations just kill an OEM's North American dreams?

Did emissions violations just kill an OEM’s North American dreams?

In the hyper-connected world of automotive and truck manufacturing, a bad decision in one business unit can have devastating consequences in markets and countries far, ...