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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.

Daimler unveils self-driving truck prototype in Germany

Jul 04, 2014

Daimler unveils self-driving truck prototype in Germany

Speculation about autonomous — or “driverless” — vehicles has been commonplace in the trucking industry for years. Now, Daimler has made this concept a reality. At a July 3 global press conference and demonstration in Magdeburg, Germany, Daimler is hosting its ...

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Automatic or Manual?

Nov 06, 2013

Automatic or Manual?

More choices — and it’s not just what you ‘feel’ like Revolutions can be subtle things. Unless there’s an army or angry mob storming down Main Street, it’s not always easy to tell when you’re in one. That’s what makes trucks today ...

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NTEA: Reading Truck and Body in 'optimistic, innovative development phase'

Mar 07, 2013

Live coverage from NTEA: The Work Truck Show Reading Truck and Body President and CEO Brian Nadel admits that his company has been playing its cards close to the vest lately. That was largely due to the wait-and-see nature of the ...

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NTEA: Nissan enters compact van market in a big way

Mar 07, 2013

Live coverage from NTEA: The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis It's hard to believe that just five years ago, Nissan, a global player in commercial vehicle markets had a net presence of zero in North America. It's a different scenario today. WIth ...

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NTEA: Ford shows its new take on commercial van design at Work Truck Show

Mar 07, 2013

Live coverage from NTEA: The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS–Ford  Motor Co.'s introduced on March 7 its all-new Transit chassis cab and cutaway models, which the company says is engineered to tackle an almost unlimited variety of specialized jobs and ...

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NTEA: What's up with Sprinter?

Mar 07, 2013

A lot, as it happens. Following the disillusion of the Daimler-Chrysler merger in 2008, Sprinter has flown under the radar a bit here in the States. But the distinctively-styled Mercedes vans remain available at select Freightliner dealerships. Moreover, according to Claus ...

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NTEA: Sortimo introduces lightweight, modular van shelving system

Mar 07, 2013

NTEA: Sortimo introduces lightweight, modular van shelving system

Live coverage from NTEA: The Work Truck Show 2013 Sortimo, in conjunction with Knapheid and Bosch Tools, has a new, modular tool storage system design specifically to work with Bosch tools. They introduced the SimplEco system on March 7 at the ...

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NTEA: Mack unveils medium-duty Granite at Work Truck Show

Mar 07, 2013

NTEA: Mack unveils medium-duty Granite at Work Truck Show

Live coverage from the NTEA: The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS–How about a "little" news from the Work Truck Show? Or, rather, as "little" as things can get when you're talking about Mack Trucks. The venerable manufacturer chose the Work Truck ...

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NTEA: TerraStar 4x4 debuts at Work Truck Show

Mar 07, 2013

NTEA: TerraStar 4x4 debuts at Work Truck Show

Live coverage from NTEA: The Work Truck Show 2013 INDIANAPOLIS–International has finally unveiled its much anticipated four-wheel drive TerraStar vocational truck. This new TerraStar model features a 300 horsepower, 6.8 liter, V-8 engine cranking out 660 pound-feet of torque. International has specifically ...

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NTEA: Freightliner Frameworks program finalizes upfitter relationship

Mar 07, 2013

Freightliner unveiled its new Frameworks Truck Equipment Manufacturers Program on March 7 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Dave Hames, general manager for Freightliner, says the new program is designed to formalize the relationship between the OEM and truck ...

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NTEA: XL Hybrids expands Ford upfit offerings

Mar 07, 2013

Live coverage from NTEA: The Work Truck Show INDIANAPOLIS–XL Hybrids will offer a hybrid-drive powertrain for Ford E-Series vans beginning in the third quarter of this year. This addition to the company's lineup of retrofit/upfittable hybrid drive system marks the 7th ...

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NTEA: Henderson details brine solution technology

Mar 07, 2013

Live coverage from NTEA The Work Truck Show 2013 INDIANAPOLIS–Henderson on March 7 held a press conference at the NTEA Work Truck Show detailing the brine solution mixing technology it gained last Oct. when the company acquired BrineXtreme, a North American ...

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