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(Sendout Date - October 09, 2013) -  CUMMINS GOES ALL OUT 
October 9, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 20
A decade ago or thereabouts, a lot of people were nearly ready to write Cummins Engine Company into the history books. Now, those same folks are kicking themselves for...
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(Sendout Date - September 25, 2013) -  A CONTROVERSY IN THE WIND
September 25, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 19
These days we all pay a lot of attention to claims made about gains in fuel economy offered by this gizmo and that widget. Almost as often, sadly, we're talking about losses in fuel efficiency ...
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(Sendout Date - September 11, 2013) - IS ONE DRIVE AXLE ENOUGH?
September 11, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 18
Expanded interest in the 6x2 drive axle is coming, I'm convinced, although it could well be reluctant interest in some quarters. That longstanding negative feeling may be misplaced, however. I mean, ...
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(Sendout Date - August 28, 2013) - The Lockwood Report
August 28, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 17
Some of you will have heard me wax poetic about Air Brake Interactive
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(Sendout Date - August 14, 2013) - TECHNOLOGIES WORTH YOUR TIME
August 14, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 16
Drivers usually want to yell at me -- and sometimes they do -- when I write that I'm a fan of the latest safety technologies like roll-stability control. 'You don't have to take control away from me,' they al...
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(Sendout Date - July 31, 2013) - The Lockwood Report
July 31, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 15
Downtime is a killer. No great big news in that statement, but in recent years I've been surprised by how little attention it gets from both the manufac...
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July 17, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 14
With Volvo and Mack recently announcing their inte...
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(Sendout Date - July 03, 2013) -  BETTER FUEL ECONOMY IN 2014?
July 3, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 13
With any luck, people who buy new trucks next year will see a useful improvement in fuel economy, and in subsequent years through 2018 it should only get better. That's the theory, anyway, and you...
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(Sendout Date - June 19, 2013) -  BLIND SPOTS, A NEW WAY TO FIX 'EM
June 19, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 12
There’s no shortage of good ideas amongst truck drivers, mechanics too, about the hardware of trucking, about how to do things better. They're on the front lines, after all. Who better...
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(Sendout Date - June 05, 2013) -
Busy week, this one. As you read this I'll be at the Transport Canada test track operated by PMG Technologies in Blainville, Quebec where an important anniversary is being celebrated. Then I'm heading further east to Moncton, NB, for the Atlantic T...
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Contrary to what my daughters seemed to think when they were about five years old, I don't know everything. That will come as a surprise to absolutely nobody amongst you out there in Readerville, of course, but the girls would have argued my case vehemently 15 or 20 years ago...
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(Sendout Date - May 08, 2013) - DETROIT DT12 TRANSMISSION IS READY

Around this time last week I was cruising along a three-lane German highway at a sustained 180 km/h, with stretches at 200, and it felt right as it always does. Safe as houses. Legal, too.

Why safe? A good road surface, for one, but mostly it was about other drivers. ...
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