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CCJ’s Reader Reviews is a first-of-its kind online resource featuring unbiased end-user evaluations of equipment and technologies to help fleet managers and executives make smarter buying decisions.

To compile Reader Reviews, CCJ editors ask qualified fleet operators through online surveys and interviews to evaluate certain products they already use. Reviewers rank each truck, component or technology on specific criteria from a low of 1 to a high of 5. Each criteria’s numerical score is an average of all reviewers’ criteria scores; a product’s overall ranking is an average of numerical scores.

Reviewers remain anonymous, but are identified with general information about their fleet size, freight type and geographic location.

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Powertrain
4.1 Average

Navistar MaxxForce 13 engine

The Navistar MaxxForce 13 is an inline 6-cylinder, 13-liter engine, with ratings up to 475 horsepower and 1,700 lb.-ft. of torque. Peak torque is achieved at 1,000 rpm and holds steady to 1,200 rpm for less ...
3.6 Average

Paccar MX-13 engine

Paccar’s MX13 diesel engine has power ratings from 380 to 500 horsepower. Torque ratings range from 1,450 to 1,850 lb.-ft. The engine features a compacted graphite iron block, a high pressure common rail fuel ...
3.9 Average

Eaton UltraShift automated-manual transmission

Based on Fuller’s 13- and 18-speed manual transmissions, the UltraShift Plus AMT uses intelligent shift software to calculate changes in grade, weight and throttle inputs to calculate the most efficient and effective shift points for ...
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Technology
3.7 Average

Omnitracs hours of service

In 1988, Qualcomm, Inc., pioneered long distance, mobile communications in the transportation industry. The company deployed its first electronic logging application in 2001 as an option for what was then called the MVPc in-vehicle platform. In ...
4 Average

J.J. Keller e-logs

J.J. Keller and Associates has been printing paper logbooks for nearly 60 years in tandem with developing numerous tools and resources for fleet safety and compliance. In 2010 the company introduced the J.J. Keller E-Log ...
3.8 Average

BigRoad e-logs

BigRoad released an electronic logging application for smartphones and tablets in July, 2012. It originally developed the app for owner-operators and small fleets. It quickly became the top trucking-specific app in both the Android and ...
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Trucks
4.3 Average

2013 Ford F-350

                    Ford's F-350 is a construction and agriculture standard. With a 6.2-liter gas V-8 and a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8, the 350 offers ample towing power for heavy equipment. Ford debuted a Platinum Super Duty for the 2013 model ...
4.9 Average

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2014 model year Silverado 1500 underwent the first design change since 2007, but even after a 7 year wait styling elements were more of a hint than the invention of new look. The 1500 series ...
4.1 Average

Peterbilt 386 (2010 and newer)

Peterbilt's Model 386 on-highway tractor is designed to deliver outstanding aerodynamic performance and superior fuel economy. Optional equipment includes available lightweight packages, PACCAR MX-13 engines, aluminum components and rear drive train. Featured reviews: 150-truck fleet in Midwest 7-truck ...
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