Jack Roberts

Reader: ‘I usually hate concept trucks, but I think I would drive this one’

A concept drawing of an ultra-aerodynamic tractor by Volvo yields surprising commentary from Overdrive readers.

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Nine up for Truck of Year honors

Jack Roberts, executive editor for Overdrive will serve as one of the judges and will be tweeting photos and impressions throughout the day Friday

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How to speak DPF

There’s no need to panic when a DPF light signals routine regeneration — at least in most cases.

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Ahead of the curve: VN 670 test drive

The Volvo VN, still true to its roots, evolves to new levels of performance, aerodynamics and safety.

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High-altitude jumper was also a …

Yeah, you guessed it. Today over on the CCJ blog find the story of onetime New Jersey-based truck driver Nick Piantanida (pictured), who also holds the distinction of being a 1960s pioneer of extreme high-altitude skydiving -- and who holds the unofficial record for the highest-ever manned balloon flight, 123,500 feet. He was trying to beat a U.S. Air Force colonel's jump record on that flight, though things went awry. Ever persistent -- and "a self-styled adventurer who ...

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Video: Test drive of Volvo VN 670

​Overdrive​ Executive Editor Jack Roberts discusses several key features of a 2013 Volvo VN 670 during his test drive earlier this year.

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Test Drive

New Peterbilt Model 579 offers a blend of fuel-efficiency enhancements, sleek styling and driver comfort.

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Marketplace Spring Roundup

An aerodynamic truck, a natural gas engine, trailer suspensions and a powertrain package are among the products featured.

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Looking good, Michelin man

We didn't realize the Michelin mascot was such an avid consumer of owner-operator news and views before this photo was sent in. In any case, kudos for reading, MM. But too bad he didn't get to pick up the latest, April edition, just out and available in a digital edition via http://dmtmag.com/current/overdrive. There's a great feature there by James Jaillet -- the skinny on engine reprogramming tools and their ability to optimize engine dynamics for power ...

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ProStar+ with MaxxForce 15 on Texas highways

An Overdrive editor is impressed by the strong, quiet ride when he takes this Navistar tractor out to see how it performs.

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