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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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(Sendout Date - September 10, 2014) - TWO CLUTCHES SMOOTHER THAN ONE
 
September 10, 2014 Vol. 11 No. 19
 
Over the course of my long career writing about the machinery of trucking, I've been at the Eaton Proving Grounds just outside Ma...
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(Sendout Date - August 27, 2014) - AERODYNAMICS REVISITED
 
August 27, 2014 Vol. 11 No. 18
 
Aerodynamics is an obvious source of fuel-efficiency gains, but that potential is still not as widely exploited in North America as it should be, it seems to me. A lot of money is being left on the table a...
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(Sendout Date - August 13, 2014) - The Lockwood Report
 
TOGETHERNESS, ELECTRONICALLY
 
August 13, 2014 Vol. 11 No. 17
 
Wow, suddenly everyone is talking about platooning, or at least writing about it. That and autonomous driving. But listen, don't hold your breath. C...
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - July 30, 2014) - ALL HAIL GIZMOLOGY 
 
July 30, 2014 Vol. 11 No. 16
 
Rarely have I had such an interesting pair of weeks as those I enjoyed in Germany through the first half of this month, first with Daimler and then with
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(Sendout Date - July 16, 2014) - PEOPLE, MEET 2025
 
July 16, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 15
 
Germany is clearly a hotbed of digital adventure when it comes to road vehicles, both cars and trucks alike. It may well be THE hotbed, the global trucking industry's Silicon Valley, I suppose. And if it wasn't obvious b...
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(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,...
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(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...
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(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...
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(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. 
 
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(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...
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(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...
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