Articles by Jack Roberts

Street Smarts: Volvo’s highway horsepower green diesel
Published on: 20 June, 2024
Company says its brand-new 700-hp diesel engine is good for the environment
Street Smarts: Truck engines for a planet in crisis
Published on: 25 April, 2024
Volvo has gone all-in on alternative powertrain options but hasn’t forsaken the ICE.
Street Smarts: Misgivings and magical thinking
Published on: 04 April, 2024
With a top-to-bottom reworking of trucking less than three years away, the industry is nowhere near ready
Street Smarts: High-tech trucking on display at CES 2024
Published on: 07 March, 2024
Things are about to get interesting inside truck cabs if the technology on display is any indication
Street Smarts: Glimpse at Trucking’s Future Comes to Florida’s Roads
Published on: 17 January, 2024
All-new truck designed from ground up to take use emerging technologies is set to begin trial runs
Street Smarts: A Bittersweet Milestone for Navistar
Published on: 29 November, 2023
Production begins on last ICE powertrain the OEM will ever produce.
Street Smarts: The Shell Starship rides again
Published on: 27 September, 2023
Shell is working with Cummins to refit its Class 8 Starship research truck
Street Smarts: Beloved classic gets an update
Published on: 16 August, 2023
While it may look familiar, Peterbilt’s Model 389 has lots of updates under the hood
Street Smarts: A crossroads for green trucks
Published on: 03 August, 2023
For zero-emissions vehicles to catch on truly, more is needed from the energy infrastructure front
Street Smarts: Is H2 trucking’s miracle fuel?
Published on: 04 May, 2023
Hydrogen is an emerging fuel alternative for the freight transportation industry
Street Smarts: Cummins’ new X10 fuel-agnostic engine
Published on: 27 April, 2023
X10 is poised to replace Cummins’ L9 and X12 engines in both medium- and heavy-duty applications
Street Smarts: The death of dead batteries?
Published on: 29 March, 2023
Clarios’ new Smart AGM battery monitors cell life and sends alerts in real time
Street Smarts: Bosch taking charge of EVs
Published on: 28 February, 2023
Issues, solutions regarding batter-electric vehicle infrastructure and charging
Street Smarts: New Jacobs tech ready for the road
Published on: 02 January, 2023
Jacobs’ new Cylinder Deactivation system could help fleets dramatically reduce low-load/low-speed diesel exhaust emissions
Street Smarts: Autonomous? Or ADAS?
Published on: 09 December, 2022
PlusDrive vehicle control system proves more of an ADAS that takes autonomous control to a new level
Street Smarts: Cat quietly bolsters on-highway support
Published on: 03 November, 2022
Caterpillar stopped building new truck engines in 2009 but parts and service support has remained a constant
Como a construção pode suprir a falta de habilidades?
Published on: 17 October, 2022
Um mercado de trabalho global dinâmico tem colocado pressão adicional sobre as empresas de construção à procura de talentos: uma maneira fundamental de atraí-los e mantê-los pode ser por meio de requalificação, escreve Jack Roberts.
How can construction tackle the skills shortage?
Published on: 17 October, 2022
A shortage of skilled workers has put pressure on OEMs to fill the gap
Street Smarts: Autonomous trucks need infrastructure
Published on: 03 October, 2022
Autonomous trucks present a two-tier infrastructure problem that could hamper deployment of these self-driving vehicles
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