Today's Trucking

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 […]


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 […]


TIRE TECHNOLOGY LEAPS AHEAD

March 3, 2014

November 8, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 23 There’s a lot of engine news to relate this time out, but I’m going to focus mostly on tires here. That’s because a rather busy day spent at Michelin’s test track and headquarters […]


The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

Alright, let me continue what I started a couple of weeks ago, the second half of a very personal selection, my favorite 10 new products of 2012. Like the first five, these come in no particular order. I’m not ranking […]


WORK TRUCKS HIT THE STAGE

March 3, 2014

March 16, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 6 Highlights weren’t in short supply at last week’s Work Truck Show, which seems to grow every year. It’s certainly been drawing a progressively larger press contingent, which isn’t a bad indicator of success […]


SPRING IN LOUISVILLE

March 3, 2014

March25, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 6 There was really only going to be one theme at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week, or at least that’s what most folks expected. Engines, nothing else. Engines, and then engines again. I knew […]


HYBRIDS GET TRACTION

March 3, 2014

May 21, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 11 Getting traction is what it’s all about, no matter what the endeavor, and the hybrid truck idea is getting lots of it these days. It got a huge boost a week or so […]


HYBRIDS RULE THE ROOST

March 3, 2014

March 14, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 6 Not surprisingly, hybrid diesel/electric trucks dominated the Work Truck Show and 43rd annual convention of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) in indianapolis last week. It was no surprise because the hybrid truck […]


TRUCKS, ENGINES AND AN APU

March 3, 2014

October 26, 2005 Vol. 1, No. 4 Big news from Las Vegas and Boston this time out. Both Mack and Volvo introduced their new engine platforms, though Mack went quite a bit further and also showed two new trucks to […]