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Making Dust in a Western Star

So I had some fun last week in Arizona with a few of Western Star's latest trucks and the continuation of the company's anniversary celebrations. They refer to it as '...

Filed under: WesternStarKenworthDaimler
India Called, I Answered

Bucket-list item ticked: I finally got to India. In fact I've just returned from spending two weeks in that astonishing country, where I couldn't keep up with anything that was...

Filed under: LockwoodReportAshok-LeylandGroupeRobertIndia
Daum Reaches the Pinnacle

I'm writing this issue of the newsletter in absentia, so to speak, as it will be published while I'm away from computers and unable to stay in touch. To be more precise, I'm...

Filed under: DaumDaimlerFreightlinerWesternStarCNGUPS
See Much?: We need better headlamps, period.

Clearly, there are issues with the headlights that show us what's ahead. Or maybe don't. We shouldn't be happy.

Filed under: headlightslockwoodvisibilitysafety
What does Trump mean to us?

Well, we're a couple of tumultuous weeks into the new Trump administration south of the 49th, and it would seem chaos prevails. At least for the moment. With the new President having...

Filed under: LockwoodTrumplightingsafetyELDGHG
Got Enough Light?

I've long held that North American headlight standards are inherently dangerous because they don't allow brightness levels to match the speeds we travel. It's just too easy...

Filed under: LockwoodlightingelectrictrucksHyliionDanaNavigantPhilips
On Super Trucks, Nikola One, and Emissions Tampering

Navistar unveiled its Catalist SuperTruck on September 28, reporting a 104% improvement in freight efficiency compared to the DOE’s control vehicle, managing a commendable 13 mpg. The truck...

Filed under: SuperTruckNikolaOneemissions
The Sideguard Debate: Unresolved

There's renewed interest in mandating sideguards for trucks, and just as much disagreement as ever over their efficacy. The U.S. Department of Transportation says that half of all...

Filed under: sideguards