Jack Roberts

Truck cab nastiness

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 it. And it didn’t disappoint. I made it all of seven minutes into the show: right up until the little kid – Honey Boo-Boo herself – sneezed and blew a wad of snot into her hands and then proceeded to ...

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What thinner oil means for you

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

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Hebe leaves his mark on an industry he loved

All controversy aside, there are a lot of guys who love Jim Hebe. They see a reflection of themselves in his swagger, his can-do, never-say-die philosophy and his unquestioned passion for both trucks and the trucking industry.

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US Bank debuts OTR MasterCard

US Bank is introducing a new Over-The-Road credit card that is optimized for fleet management across the country. Kurt Adams, president of corporate payment system for US Bank and Max Fuller, CEO and Chairman of US Xpress unveiled the new card at ATA today. The new Master Card is based on a system that was initially developed for US Xpress and will now be offered to fleets nationwide. This move has been facilitated by U.S. Bank's ...

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Reality bites: More from Navistar vocational boot camp

The embattled engine and truck maker is rolling up its sleeves to fix what's gone wrong -- watch for the low-cab-forward LoadStar to debut with a natural gas power plant next year, among other developments.

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Engine innovation: Cummins ISX15

Cummins employs new tech and outside-the-box ideas to make next year’s ISX15 smart, smooth and economical.

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Navistar discontinues MaxxForce 15, drops ICT+ terminology

Navistar announced today at that it will drop its MaxxForce 15-liter heavy-duty diesel engine in favor of the Cummins ISX15.

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This space for rent

Vehicle personalization is human nature, but why in the world people feel compelled to tell the entire world their preference in eyewear and portable beverage refrigeration systems...

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Icahn demands new Navistar board seats to rectify problems

Navistar expresses "disappointment" in investor Carl Icahn, saying it has strategy to turn the company around.

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Natural gas series, Part 4: Maintenance changes

When it comes to maintenance, here are three of the biggest differences between diesel and natural gas engines:

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