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Articles by Jack Roberts

International scores major Class 8 tractor order

International Truck announced that it has received an order for 1,050 new trucks from an unnamed North American fleet. The company also reports that the ...

Bridgestone announces B760 FuelTech retread tandem drive tire

Bridgestone Commercial, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, today introduced its newest retread product, the Bandag B760 FuelTech. The B760 FuelTech is a ...

Great Dane hosts supplier-innovation summit

Great Dane will hold its first Supplier Summit and Innovation Challenge Sept. 28-30 in Savannah, Ga. Bob Brege, Great Dane’s Vice President of Procurement, says the goal of the new Supplier Summit is ...

Webb Wheel announces new line of automatic slack adjusters

Webb Wheel Products, a Marmon Highway Technologies/Berkshire Hathaway company, is expanding its product portfolio to include a complete line of clearance sensing automatic brake adjusters. ...
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Mack announces expansion of Uptime diagnostics system

Mack Trucks recently enhanced its Uptime diagnostics systems by expanding its partnered services offering, enabling faster, more accurate diagnostics and improved communication, the company says. ...

The trucking technology tit-for-tat: Will trucking get anything in return for ever-increasing regs?

In return for working to meet all these new standards and rules set forth both in recent years and upcoming, the trucking industry has asked ...

100 Years Ago: CCJ Covers World War I

On August 4, 1914, Britain joined France and Russia in declaring war on Imperial Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire beginning World War I. And CCJ, ...

Finland announces pilot project to explore connected vehicles and roadways

HERE, a European leader in mapping, navigation and location services, has been selected by Finnish traffic agencies to lead a pilot project to enable vehicles ...

Bendix gives tips for improving S-cam brake performance and life

S-cam drum brakes – the most common air foundation brakes on the road – are a familiar sight to every wheel-end technician in the ...

Kenworth introduces new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper configuration

The new Kenworth 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is now available for order with the company’s award-winning Kenworth T680 and T880. Introduced at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, ...

South Carolina’s Shealy Truck Center celebrates 75 years as a Mack dealer

Mack dealer Shealy Truck Center of Columbia, South Carolina recently celebrated its 75th anniversary as a Mack dealer.  Originally established in 1932, company founder James ...

Samsung gives trucking another glimpse of its future

Right now, autonomous vehicle technology is essentially cruise control on steroids. That’s because the scope of a current truck’s operating environment is limited by the ...

Kenworth adds Yokohama Tire spec

Kenworth has introduced a wide selection of all-position Yokohama tires for new Kenworth heavy and medium duty conventional trucks. Kenworth customers can now specify Yokohama’s 101ZL, ...

Meritor donates $50,000 to help injured vets

Staff Sgt. George Nickel of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 321st Engineer Battalion was in a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle with three other soldiers clearing ...