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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 Free”). Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, ...

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., for a special event celebrating ...

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 Reduction (SCR) emissions technology. The ...

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 a baseline gasoline-powered medium-duty truck. ...
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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. Here are more photos from CCJ's (then) grungier sister magazine, Overdrive from 1977 (and ...

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 of maximum vehicle uptime and ...

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 held at the company’s headquarters ...

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. The DD Series engines – ...

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

Volvo has announced a major investment for its North American manufacturing operations. A $69 million investment in state-of-the art equipment, processes and plant redesign will further improve manufacturing efficiency and ...

Fleet panel: Experience with e-logs overwhelmingly positive

Fleet executives speaking at the CCJ Summer Symposium in La Jolla, Ca., today said their experiences implementing electronic logging devices have been overwhelmingly positive for their businesses, customers and drivers. The ...

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 cantankerous nature of cars at ...