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Articles by Jack Roberts

Test drive: Peterbilt unveils Model 567 Bridge Formula model

As versatile as they are, trucks simply cannot be all things to all fleets. So, not long after a new truck appears on the market, it’s only natural that new ...

Test drive: Kenworth gives its old school W900 the spotlight with the Icon edition

Kenworth has been building W900 tractors since 1961. Commercial truck designs generally enjoy long production runs. But any design that can last for close to 55 years clearly has a ...

SAF Holland rolls out ULX40 Ultralite trailer suspension

Component supplier SAF Holland says its new ULX40 Ultralite trailer suspension, unveiled this week, offers fleets increased payload and improved operating efficiency with reduced maintenance and increased simplicity compared to ...

Accuride announces long-term supplier agreement with Daimler Trucks

Accuride Corporation announced that it recently signed a multi-year agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to supply its American-cast-and-machined Gunite brake drums to Daimler’s aftermarket parts group, one of the ...

GE Capital, Canada and Shell sign natural gas supplier agreement

GE Capital, Canada announced today the signing of a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products (Shell) with a view to facilitate the trucking industry’s adoption in Canada of liquefied natural ...
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Badger Utility expands North Dakota operations

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce Badger Utility, Inc. has expanded its services in the North Central region to include Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. “Badger Utility has served our customers ...

Goodyear expands retread product offerings

Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center retread plants in three high-traffic areas have opened sales and service departments, giving trucking operations more options within the Goodyear's Commercial Tire & Service ...

Safety technology can pay for itself; drivers need education on tech ‘misconceptions,’ panelists say at CCJ Spring Symposium

As safety systems become more prevalent, so too do pressures on fleets to actively manage them. Learning to manage systems, as well as convince drivers to buy into new safety ...

Wabash National awards $50,000 in scholarship money

Wabash National Corporation announced it has awarded 10 students with scholarships that, combined, represent a total award of $50,000. “We are pleased to support our associates and their families as they further ...

Mack showcases ‘ruggedized’ mDrive HD transmission

Mack announced earlier this year that it was launching a new "ruggedized" version of its mDrive automated-manual transmission (AMT), and April 30, Mack hosted industry press invited at the company's ancestral ...

Bendix applauds new remanufacturing legistation

Recently introduced legislation to encourage the use of remanufactured parts in federal vehicles is applauded by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, which supports remanufactured parts for the cost, environmental, and ...

Carrier Transicold honors 2014 Dealers of the Year

Carrier Transicold South, Lake City, Ga., was named Carrier Transicold’s 2014 North America Dealer of the Year, and Autofrio Importacion, Guatemala, was named 2014 Latin America Dealer of the Year ...