Jack Roberts

Heavy-duty dream machines

| January 04, 2013

If you’re not already familiar with the Blastolene Brothers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen their work: Jay Leno famously purchased – and occasionally drives – one of their designs, the “Blastolene Special,” an extra-large ...

Rising star: Western Star 4700SF proves itself in the desert

| January 03, 2013

Western Star built its legacy on the unlikely pairing of bare-knuckle toughness and champagne-sipping elegance.

Is EGR doomed?

| December 18, 2012

I spend a lot of time on airplanes. But sometimes, we get visitors here in our our Tuscaloosa, Ala., headquarters. Such was the case last week when representatives from Chevron Lubricants came calling. The gist of ...

Technology creep

| November 26, 2012

To a large extent, both CCJ and Overdrive magazines focus on technology. CCJ, in particular, started out as a technology/business magazine way back in 1911 with the premise of telling people how the could use ...

Path of least resistance: Aero trailers gaining traction

| November 14, 2012

With much of the tractor aero gains already carved out from years of wind-tunnel testing and refined engineering, attention now has swung to trailers.

Staying in the race

| October 30, 2012

When you mention trucks sto somebody outside of this industry, the first image that usually comes to their minds is a “Mack Truck;” a big, primitive, lumbering, decidedly low-tech brute of a machine that lasts ...

Truck cab nastiness

| October 26, 2012

Have you seen this “Honey Boo-Boo” TV show everyone’s talking about? My curiosity got the better of me the other night. Although I had a sneaking suspicion what I was in for, I decided to watch ...

What thinner oil means for you

| October 16, 2012

Next-generation low-viscosity oils will boost fuel economy, but durability could suffer.

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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