Jack Roberts

The writing on the wall

| May 10, 2013

Hard truths: European trucking technology tends to lead adoption in the states. Dash-mounted video cameras, EOBRs, breathalyzers as required equipment can be expected here.

Out on der Autobahn

| May 03, 2013

I just got back from a Daimler Trucks press tip trip to Gaggenau, Germany to see the North American unveiling of the new DT12 automated manual truck transmission. It was the first of two Daimler ...

The Volkswagen puzzle

| April 18, 2013

Why the manufacturer needs a North American truck program -- if only in medium duty -- if they truly want to be the biggest automotive seller worldwide.

Could Navistar lawsuit provide long-sought clarity?

| April 09, 2013

The news breaking over the weekend that lawsuits filed against Navistar alleging the company and some of its management team misled investors and broke state and federal investment laws is a glaring reminder that as ...

Behind the scenes with Lisa Kelly

| April 05, 2013

A couple weeks ago, as the Mid-America Trucking Show was winding down in Louisville, my friends at Volvo Trucks grabbed me in the media room and asked if I’d be interested in doing an exclusive ...

My MATS Mash-up

| March 30, 2013

Another Mid-America Trucking Show is in the books and things are quiet for the moment while the trucking industry catches its collective breath. There’ll be more big news coming soon – I’ll be in Germany ...

Work Truck Show wrap-up

| March 10, 2013

Rounding up commercial van market, hybrid truck, solar panel, natural gas powertrain and other news from the NTEA show in Indianapolis, which ended March 8.

Shop pitfalls

| February 15, 2013

A email crossed my screen the other day. It seems someone did a study and concluded that shop rags pose health risk hazard. Gee. Ya think? Yes. Shop rags are nasty. But they’re not the most disgusting ...

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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