Jack Roberts

Auto vs. manual transmission: Data-driven tech better than complete control?

| July 22, 2013

Previous performance issues with automatic transmissions have been smoothed out by the amount of data engines and transmissions are sharing. Will they finally be able to make a strong inroads in trucking?

Meritor races on Sunday to sell on Monday

| July 21, 2013

I spent last week in the U.K. and Germany with Meritor’s Commercial Vehicle Brake Division, learning about how this American company currently competes and plans to continuing competing on the global stage. What I saw ...

Are cheaper trucks on the horizon?

| July 03, 2013

I was flipping through the latest issue of Car & Driver on the plane Monday on my way up to Chicago to test-drive and International 9900i tractor when I ran across an excellent article entitled ...

A truck by any other name

| June 29, 2013

Etymology of the word 'truck' and various other words for the explosion of new things these past 150 years.

Getting 140,000 pounds up a mountain on natural gas: Done and done

| June 28, 2013

Equipment Editor Jack Roberts took a natural gas powered Pete for an a-typical test drive in Vancouver, where the truck was responsible for lugging 140,000-pound flatbed doubles – a “bi-train,” as the Canadians call it ...

Thick & thin: Next-gen oil will have low-viscosity fuel-efficient version

| June 25, 2013

A key component of pushes for reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased fuel economy in the next few years will involve new engine oil categories.

Old World, new tech

| June 20, 2013

Electric-truck spotting across the pond.

What good are modern trucks if you don’t utilize the features?

| June 12, 2013

What good are the productivity and safety enhancing systems on modern trucks if you don't use them?

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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