Today's Trucking

Canadian Trucking Alliance’s Blue Ribbon ‘Tsk’ Force

August 1, 2014

There’s no driver shortage at all, rather a shortage of jobs fit for qualified drivers.


Where’s the MTO Quota Outrage?

August 1, 2014

So if the MTO is needlessly putting 20 percent of your trucks out of service, where’s the outrage?


Question Authority

August 1, 2014

The powers that be aren’t perfect, but why so many repeat offenders?


The Role of Foreign Workers in Trucking

August 1, 2014

Why RBC’s offshore-job mess is completely different from trucking’s need to hire abroad.


Please, More Leadership Like This

August 1, 2014

Lord knows we need to improve the trucking industry’s image.


The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

NAVISTAR’S PLAN COMES TO FRUITION [Red-faced editor Lockwood must apologize for the glitch that sent this issue out earlier today without text attached. Sorry, folks! — R.L.] Let’s head to Mexico first, where Navistar built its first International ProStar+ tractor […]


TRUCK #100,000 AT STE. THERESE

March 3, 2014

August 3, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 16 First off, kudos to Kenworth for building the 100,000th medium-duty truck to come out of the PACCAR plant in Ste-Therese, Quebec, just outside Montreal. The facility was opened in 1999, an all new […]


NAVISTAR GOING TO SCR AFTER ALL?

March 3, 2014

December 30, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 26 Just before Christmas a pretty interesting story cropped up, namely the news that Navistar has entered into a development and supply agreement with Amminex (www.amminex.net), a Danish emissions-control systems provider, to produce an […]


IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTROL

March 3, 2014

December 2, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 24 There’s no doubt in my mind, none at all, not even a tiny shred, that stability control systems of one sort or another should be mandated on tractor-trailers ASAP. I’d go further and […]


NEW TWIST ON THE RADAR THEME

March 3, 2014

February 13, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 4 I had to go to Florida the week before last. It was work. First there was a couple of days with the folks from Meritor WABCO, which I’ll tell you about in a […]


EVERYWHERE YOU TURN, HYBRIDS

March 3, 2014

January 17, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 2 The object of my attentions in this version of Product Watch — hybrid powertrains — is going to be an increasingly common one in the days to come. With the promise of fuel […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

February 15, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 4 Partly because I’ve just had surgery and can’t sit at the keyboard for long, and partly because I’ve been dying to write about this truck for ages now, I’m going to drop the […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

December 7, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 29 It’s been a quiet week here in North America, such things being relative, though there are a couple of exceptions. One is the re-naming of this newsletter. For seven years now it’s been […]


THE GAS TURBINE IS BACK?

March 3, 2014

August 11, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 17 Seasonal yo-yo routines continue on the truck sales front, same with trailers, and we’re still a long way off the levels we saw a few years back, but life marches on everywhere I […]


LET’S TALK UREA

March 3, 2014

November 19, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 24 Amidst all the fury and fear-mongering about our woeful state of financial affairs, and I mean pretty much the entire industrialized world, one trucking subject remains at the top of many interest lists: […]