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The Lockwood Report: a bi-weekly report on the industry's newest products and services, collected and written by Rolf Lockwood. Plus recent goodies that you may not have seen before, such as worthy items that didn't get much of a marketing push at the time of their introduction. We'll cover it all.
 
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The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - July 02, 2014) - ONE MIGHTY INTERESTING TRAILER 
 
July 2, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 14
 
European trucking technology has long been fascinating to me, and I often wonder why more of it doesn't find its way across the pond. Especially on the trailer side.
 
Sure,...
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - June 18, 2014) - THE ELECTRIC FUTURE?
 
June 18, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 13
 
 
The road of tomorrow is electric, says the title of a recent news article coming out of the Volvo Group in Sweden. And they mean the road is literally electri...
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - June 04, 2014) - TRANSATLANTIC TIES THAT BIND
 
June 4, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 12
 
A week or so ago, before watching the Texas Rangers demolish the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, I spent some time with the folks of Detroit Diesel at their headquart...
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - May 21, 2014) - CRYOGENIC REEFER REVISITED
 
May 21, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 11
 
Let me start by going back a little, to my Lockwood Report of April 23 ('This Reefer is Cool'). I led that newsletter with n...
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - May 07, 2014) - A SPLASH AND SPRAY FOLLOW-UP
 
May 7, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 10
 
Just one topic on my agenda today: suppressing splash and spray. 
 
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - April 23, 2014) - THIS REEFER IS COOL
 
April 23, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 9
 
I've always thought that trailer refrigeration units -- like APUs -- offered great potential for the use of interesting technologies, especially on the fuel front. Maybe fuel cells? If I knew more about refrigerants, I...
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - April 09, 2014) - CUMMINS LAUNCHES THE ISG
 
April 9, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 8
 
Sitting here in the wonderful Hotel Indigo in Cumminsville, Indiana -- more formally known as Columbus -- I have two main goals here: one to tell you what brought me to the red-engine maker's home town, the other t...
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - March 26, 2014) - CUMMINS LEADS OFF AT MATS
 
March 26, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 7
 
A couple of weeks ago in this e-space ('This Diesel Likes Gasoline,' March 12) I wrote briefly about an interesting diesel coming out of Sweden and I got some good feedback right away. I was talking about
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - March 12, 2014) - THIS DIESEL LIKES GASOLINE
 
March 12, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 6
 
The diesel engine, we'll all agree, is a terrific machine and is likely to be with us for many, many years to come. Will it always run on diesel fuel? Clearly not, at least not exclusively. But what would you sa...
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - February 26, 2014) -
SPECIAL TRUCKS, BIG RESULTS
 
February 26, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 5
 
So much to talk about this time, it's hard to know where to start. Against the backdrop of President Obama's announcement last week of a new round of fuel-economy demands for heavy trucks (no numb...
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - February 12, 2014) - THE WIRED VEHICLE
 
February 12, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 4
 
People are forever complaining about how the digital world has robbed them of something or other. Peace. Anonymity. Freedom itself.
 
I just see possibilities. So I've been keen to follow ...
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - January 29, 2014) -
THE 6X2 DESERVES RESPECT
 
January 29, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 3
 
Want to drop your fuel bill by a couple of percentage points? Maybe more? Save some weight too? Or at least gain back some payload lost to emissions equipment. If you're a linehauler, a 6x2 drive-axle...
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