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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 Average

Detroit DD13 engine

Detroit’s DD13 is an inline, 6-cylinder design with an amplified common rail fuel system. It weighs 2,540 pounds and has power ratings from 350 to 470 horsepower and torque ratings from 1,250 to 1,650 lb.-ft. Featured ...
4.3 Average

Mack MP8 engine

  Although Mack excels in vocational applications, its 13-liter MP8 diesel can be spec’d with the company’s Econodyne fuel economy package for long-haul operations. The MP8 is rated from 415 to 505 horsepower with torque ratings ...
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 ...
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Technology
3.7 Average

PeopleNet e-logs

The Internet was mostly a novelty when PeopleNet incorporated in 1994 and began to offer a cellular-based communications and fleet management system with data delivery through a Web-based interface. After nearly two decades of profitable ...
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 ...
3.9 Average

Garmin Dezl

Garmin offers its dezl navigation device in two models. Screen size is the key difference between the two; the 760LMT has a 7” screen and the 560LMT has a 5” screen. The 760LMT also has ...
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Trucks
3.5 Average

2012 Ram 1500

                      For 2012, Ram gave its 1500 series pickup a new six-speed automatic transmission. A slight bump in fuel economy was a side effect. The standard engine for the 2012 Ram 1500 ST regular and quad cabs ...
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 ...
3.6 Average

Kenworth T680 (2010 and newer)

Kenworth's T680 features highly refined aerodynamics with a host of in-cab features designed to maximize driver comfort and productivity. It features an all-aluminum cab with a fully-integrated sleeper and a highly configurable Driver Information Center ...
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