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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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Technology
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 ...
4.4 Average

uDrove electronic logging device

uDrove, an affiliate company of the Internet Truckstop, made its debut in 2009 as a compliance management system for budget-conscious drivers and carriers. Since its beginning uDrove has focused on smart phone and tablet-based software ...
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 ...
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Trucks
3.3 Average

Mack Pinnacle (2010 and newer)

Mack Pinnacle tractors are constructed on a lightweight-yet-strong chassis that helps these trucks maximize every drop of fuel. Pinnacle models are offered in axle-forward or axle-back configurations and feature industry-leading electronics, an ergonomic dashboard and ...
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 ...
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