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Articles by Jack Roberts

APU manufacturer Idle Free acquired by Phillips & Temro Industries

Phillips & Temro Industries (“PTI”), a portfolio company of Audax Group, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Idle Free Systems, Inc (“Idle ...

Peterbilt announces 75th Anniversary Celebration in Stockton, CA

Peterbilt says it is expecting thousands of enthusiasts and current and former employees  to gather October 25th at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Calif., ...

Customer shipments of Navistar vocational trucks with 9- and 10-liter SCR engines begins

Navistar, Inc. announced today that it has started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar and International WorkStar vehicles with the company’s 9- and 10-liter engines with Selective Catalytic ...

Cummins introduces reduced emissions medium-duty truck engine

Today, Cummins Inc. announced the development of an engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by as much as 80 percent compared with ...
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Photo Gallery: Overdrive 1977 Part 2

It's hard not to look back on trucking in the 1970s with a sense of wonder, says Executive Editor Jack Roberts. Here are more photos ...

Mack enhances Canadian service operations

Mack Trucks further strengthened its service and support network in Canada with the opening of new facilities in Saskatchewan and Quebec. “Mack’s customers reap the benefits ...

Detroit honors employees, celebrates 1 millionth axles built

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) today celebrated the production of its one millionth Detroit axle at its Employee Appreciation Day. The annual employee recognition event was ...

Detroit marks production of 250,000th heavy duty engine

Less than seven years after introducing its groundbreaking Detroit DD15 engine, Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) today marked the production of its 250,000th DD Series engine. ...

Volvo announces $69 million investment for New River Valley truck plant

Volvo has announced a $69 million investment in state-of-the art equipment, processes and plant redesign to improve manufacturing efficiency and vehicle quality at the New ...

Fleet panel: Experience with e-logs overwhelmingly positive

Fleet executives at the CCJ Summer Symposium agree: The process of implementing e-logs was not cheap and did not occur quickly. But, their experiences implementing ...

An honorable trade

There was a time when being a driver was considered a highly skilled trade. True – the automobile was brand new. And given the mysterious and ...