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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 - 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...
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - January 15, 2014) -  A PERSONAL TOP 10
 
January 15, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 2
 
Once more, I'm out on my annual limb, bravely choosing 10 products that made me sit up and take notice last year. A very personal list with which you may well disagree. So be it. 
 
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The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - January 01, 2014) -  HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR
 
January 1, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 1
 
First off, I want to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. May all your problems be little, and all your successes very, very big. If I were king, I would make it so. 
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The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - December 18, 2013) - A CABOVER COMEBACK?
 
December 18, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 25
 
Are cabovers making a comeback? Long thought to be extinct in Canada and the U.S., they keep popping up. So I can be forgiven for wondering.
 
A few months back we learned that Claude Ro...
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - December 04, 2013) - SOLVING THE TELEMATICS PUZZLE
 
December 4, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 24
 
 
Two months ago I wrote in this newsletter that the plethora of telematics devices on the market these days had me a little befuddled ('
The Lockwood Report
(Sendout Date - November 20, 2013) -  A MEXICAN ADVENTURE
 
November 20, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 23
 
Spent a couple of days last week at Expo Transporte, the bi-annual Mexican truck show in Guadalajara. Life could be worse. And unlike my last trip to Mexico, this time I didn't need bodyguards. Like I...
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