Truckers Jamboree

Jacobs will show off its latest high-performance engine brakes and newest technologies such as High Power Density Engine Braking and Active Decompression Technology.

Iowa 80 Truckers Jamboree

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To celebrate recent successes at Jacobs, we took the time to have a little fun and celebrate both the successes and hard work put in by everyone at Jacobs.  The celebration lasted throughout the day with all three shifts enjoying a BBQ picnic lunch catered by Danny’s Little Taste of Texas.  Despite the cold wind, good food and fun were had by all.  In total, over 500 pounds of meat were served! 

Jacobs Adopts-A-Spot in Bloomfield

On a rainy Saturday in October, a team of nine from the Jacobs Employee Services Committee, in a partnership with the Bloomfield Beautification Committee (BBC), participated in the "Adopt-A-Spot" program. In an effort to support our community and in appreciation for their service, the Blue Hills Fire Department was chosen as our adopted garden.

Jacobs Joins the Wishes on Wheels Convoy

This fall, Jacobs had the opportunity to participate in Wishes on Wheels to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  We became part of New England’s largest truck convoy which began and ended at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.  Wishes on Wheels’ goal is to organize a yearly family-friendly truck convoy where families, friends, and community members can come together to support children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Jacobs to Establish Manufacturing Facility in Czech Republic

New European plant for producing engine brake and valve actuation systems will add to the company’s manufacturing operations in the USA and China.

BLOOMFIELD, CT, USA – Jacobs Vehicle Systems®, the world’s leading manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems and valve actuation systems, announced today that it will open a manufacturing facility in the city of Brno in the Czech Republic. The new plant places Jacobs closer to European customers and responds to growing demand for the company’s technical solutions. 

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Truckers Jamboree

Join us under the big top tent at the 40th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree this July.  Stop by our booth to have all of your engine braking questions answered by the Jacobs team.  

To find more information about this free event, visit the Iowa 80 Truckstop's website here.

Iowa 80 Truckstop building

American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition

If you are attending the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE), make plans to visit Jacobs' booth during the exhibition.  While you are there, learn more about how your fleet can benefit from Jacobs' latest technologies such as Active Decompression Technology® and High Power Density® Engine Brakes.  

North American Commercial Vehicle Show

Jacobs is returning to the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) in 2019 after a successful 2017 inaugural show.  Join us in Hall A, Booth 1354 to learn more about how your fleet can benefit from Jacobs' latest technologies such as Active Decompression Technology®, High Power Density® Engine Brakes, and more!  

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