Today's Trucking

BUSY IN ST. LOUIS

March 3, 2014

March 10, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 5 So here I am in rainy downtown St. Louis preparing to attend the Green Truck Summit and the Work Truck Show, all under the umbrella of the National Truck Equipment Association’s annual convention. […]


A TURBOCHARGED HISTORY

March 3, 2014

February 24, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 4 What do you think of when you read or hear ‘Switzerland’? Maybe you think of watches that cost as much as a small car, but mountains probably come first, right? Those pristine soaring […]


IT’S ALL ABOUT FUEL

March 3, 2014

June 4, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 12 There’s nothing like the pressure of rapidly rising fuel prices to engender creativity in both the engineering and marketing offices of companies that supply the machinery of trucking. But they only succeed, of […]


HYBRID POWER, EUROPEAN STYLE

March 3, 2014

September 27, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 20 Amidst the noisy hubbub of the largest truck show on earth, it can be hard to find a common theme. This year’s 61st version of the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany, […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

ENGINES FUN AND OTHERWISE June 20, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 13 Let’s start with a little fun news, but it’s actually more than simple amusement. Much more. Even though – no kidding — it involves LEGO. Cummins has launched something […]


TRAILERS, TRAILERS EVERYWHERE

March 3, 2014

February 16, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 4 Well, my few days in Tampa for the annual TMC gathering have come and gone, and useful days they were even if the weather was mostly crap. Every time I turned around it […]


LOCKWOOD SITS DOWN

March 3, 2014

December 1, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 24 Way back in January or so I told you about a wildly interesting truck seat emanating from a very unlikely source. Bose, a Massachusetts company we probably all know for its home and […]


FINALLY, SOME BIG NEWS

March 3, 2014

September 9, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 18 It’s been a mostly gray day here in Battle Creek, Michigan but the folks at Eaton Corp. have been smiling broadly nonetheless. That’s because the long awaited successor to the UltraShift is finally […]


TRENDS AND CHANGES

March 3, 2014

January 2, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 1 I consider this a successful year so far. Young as it is, it’s at least being properly referred to here in this newsletter, as 2008 instead of ’07. An accomplishment, I’d say, given […]


REEFER INNOVATION AND A REVIVAL

March 3, 2014

April 26 Vol. 2, No. 9 Never ending. That’s the only way to describe the task of writing about the countless products that have been launched in the last month or two. I’m still wading through the pile and finding […]


SKIRTS AND SCALES

March 3, 2014

November 30, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 28 We’re changing things here, folks. Every second week, and this is the first example, we’re simply going to present 10 of the latest or most interesting trucking products. We’ll keep you informed but […]


MUCH MORE ON BRAKES

March 3, 2014

July 22, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 15 Please, bear with me at the start of things here. I’m going to clear up a matter of language and meaning before I write anything else. Won’t take long. Engines. Motors. Are they […]


SOFTWARE AND SUSPENSIONS

March 3, 2014

July 14, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 14 Things have been rather quiet lately on the hardware front, but then again it’s summer so I shouldn’t be surprised. It’s not as if there’s no action at all out there, and in […]


’07 ENGINES TO LAST LONGER?

March 3, 2014

December 3, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 25 No, I don’t mean by the headline above that the engines of our present emissions standard are more durable than others, though that would be welcome news to many cash-strapped truck operators. And […]


YA GOTTA WONDER

March 3, 2014

July 18, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 14 Before I get to the ‘Ya Gotta Wonder’ part of this piece, a word or three about my lead item here. Mack’s Idle Free ‘Hybrid’ anti-idling system seems like very cool stuff, though […]