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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 customer has indicated that it ...

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 premium drive retread designed for ...

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 to provide a forum to ...

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. This new product line will ...
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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. Partnered services allows Mack to ...

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

Last week, heading into the Fourth of July holiday, news came that the U.S. Senate is consdering a bill that would set deadlines by which FMCSA must publish rules mandating e-logs ...

100 Years Ago: CCJ Covers World War I

This post was originally published in August 2014. In honor of Independence Day this weekend, CCJ brought it back from the archives.  On August 4, 1914, Britain joined France and Russia ...

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 to communicate safety hazards to ...

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 North American trucking industry. As ...

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, Kenworth’s 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is ...

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 H. “Bo” Shealy became a ...

Samsung gives trucking another glimpse of its future

The big story in trucking so far this year has been, without a doubt, the advent of commercially viable autonomous trucks. By any standard, that’s a hugely important development with ...

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, 703ZL, 709ZL, MY507, RY023, RY617, ...

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 the route to a downed ...