Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Why is a JakeBrake important to you?

| September 26, 2011

Answer the question by November 15 and you may just win a weekend in Las Vegas March 9-12, 2012, around the time of the NASCAR events. JakeBrake makers Jacobs Vehicle Systems, as I wrote in ...

ISX engine brake

| July 15, 2011

The Model 460 engine brake, developed in conjunction with Cummins, was built for the Cummins ISX 11.9 diesel engine and is rated between 346 and 390 hp at 1,900-2,100 rpm. It will be offered as ...

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | June 03, 2011

Trying to outrunning a tornado, shipping alernatives, biking maps and sleep apnea are among the topics featured -- plus Channel 19 and Truck Gallery.

High Power Density engine brake

| May 23, 2011

The High Power Density engine braking technology provides large displacement retarding power in small and medium displacement engines. It consists of two braking rocker arms and two collapsible bridges per cylinder, which enables a second ...

Mack in Hagerstown, Jacobs share 50 years with Overdrive

| May 06, 2011

Mack Celebrates 50 years of Hagerstown powertrain assembly In a ceremony Wednesday at the plant in Hagerstown, Md., where its powertrain components have been assembled since 1961, Mack Trucks paid tribute to the past, celebrated the ...

Burt, Sally and a W900A

Lucinda Coulter | January 04, 2011

Trucking came to the foreground in the classic “Smokey and the Bandit,” and real truckers played no small part in racing their rigs; and the engine brake of today is developed.

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