Jack Roberts

Webasto says warm ‘em up first

| November 15, 2013

Winter is hard on trucks and drivers alike. That thought occurred to me today as I was reading over a study released by Webasto showing that pre-heating diesel engines in cold climates has dramatic performance ...

LED headlamp test: Not just brighter, but wider and more natural illumination

| November 13, 2013

LED headlamps offer distinct advantages over conventional (halogen) designs, including better visibility and longer life.

Five From Overdrive: More drug testing for drivers, healthcare news and a Cannonball Run record falls

| November 01, 2013

Executive Editor Jack Roberts checks in with stories of interest to truckers nationwide, including a new bill to drug test drivers, a healthcare update and a dangerous Cannonball Run. Thanks to our sponsor U.S. Express. U.S. ...

Topping 10 mpg: Former Trucker of the Year blends driving strategy, equipment

| November 01, 2013

Are we about to pass the 10-mile-per-gallon threshold in long-haul trucking? Owner-operator Henry Albert certainly thinks so. He regularly pushes the envelope in his 2012 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution.

Five From Overdrive: HOS going away? Lindsey Lawler wraps up tour. A pink Mack cruises the highways.

| October 31, 2013

In this Halloween edition of Five From Overdrive, executive editor Jack Roberts reports on what could be a huge HOS development, legal action on the Pilot Flying J front and explains why there's a pink ...

Five From Overdrive: Dash cameras coming? A Facebook Memorial for fallen truckers and a sleep apnea solution

| October 30, 2013

On our Five From Overdrive podcast today, Executive Editor Jack Roberts talks to truckers about fleets experimenting with dashboard cameras, notes a Facebook push to honor fallen truckers and offers hope for drivers who'd like ...

Five from Overdrive: ATA blasts drug study, Navistar hits a major milestone, C.R. England gives a Harley away

| October 29, 2013

Overdrive and CCJ executive editor gives you a heads-up as to what's happening in trucking today: from a flawed drug study from Brazil, to seriously good news for Navistar and a happy new Harley owner ...

Five from Overdrive: The problem of uncompensated time, HOS driving drivers out of the industry,more on cargo theft

| October 28, 2013

Overdrive editor Jack Roberts weighs in today on the problem of uncompensated driver time, cargo theft craziness as well as Wendy Parker on the indestructible bluetooth speaker.

Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts is executive editor for CCJ and equipment editor for its sister magazine Overdrive. Roberts joined Randall-Reilly in 1995 as associate editor of Equipment World magazine and began covering both heavy-duty and light trucks in 1996. In 2006 he was the founding editor of Total Landscape Care before joining CCJ's staff in 2008.

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