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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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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 ...
4 Average

Volvo D13 engine

The Volvo D13 features 14 different power ratings ranging from 375 up to 500 horsepower. A new variable geometry turbocharger provides quick response to throttle inputs while improving fuel economy. Volvo offers two XE, integrated ...
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 ...
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4.8 Average

VDO Roadlog ELD

The VDO RoadLog electronic logging device was developed by Continental, a provider of regulatory compliance systems with over six million electronic logging devices in use worldwide. Continental developed the VDO RoadLog specifically for the North ...
4.2 Average

Rand McNally fleet management system

Rand McNally has long been known among fleets and drivers for its oversized Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas and IntelliRoute truck mileage and routing software. In September 2010, the company made an investment in DriverTech to ...
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 ...
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4.9 Average

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

Chevrolet's Silverado 3500HD sits atop the brand's Silverado hierarchy, providing the top towing and hauling capabilities in the product line. It is offered in several cabs and trim levels, as well as diesel and gas engines. Each Silverado ...
3.7 Average

2014 Ford F-150

Not much has changed for the 2014 model year F-150 – the last generation F-150 to roll off the assembly line before Ford went to a lighter aluminum construction. For the 2014 model year trim levels ...
4.6 Average

2013 Ram 1500

The 2013 Ram 1500 underwent a very minor facelift; a modestly larger grille, redesigned headlights and LED turn signals/tail lights. The truck also got a beefier base V6 engine (the 3.6-liter V6 offered 42 percent more horsepower ...
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