Today's Trucking

Lockwood’s Blog: Looking to Pick Up Women

August 1, 2014

When I look around and take stock of what this industry needs — what the entire world needs, for that matter — I see a monstrous waste of talent because women haven’t been allowed to play a role.


A Taste of Lemon Truck Aid

August 1, 2014

Things you can do at truck-buying time to avoid headaches down the road.


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

January 4, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 1 First off, let me wish you all a productive and prosperous new year. A happy one too, of course. Wish I could tell you what sort of year it’s going to be, but […]


NEWS FROM DAY ONE AT IAA

March 3, 2014

September 22, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 19 Greetings from northern Germany! Here I sit at a hotel-room desk in Hannover, after the first of two press days at IAA, the giant commercial vehicle show that attracts some 2500 journalists from […]


THE EMISSIONS WAR WON’T STOP

March 3, 2014

July 28, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 15 Oh boy, here we go again. Being a mature fellow with many miles under my shoe leather, I should have known that the EGR vs. SCR battle was far from over. What was […]


DOES CAT HAVE ANOTHER LIFE?

March 3, 2014

January 14, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 1 Oh boy. And oh boy again. Things are getting mighty interesting on the engine front. As if they weren’t that way already. Predictably, war is being waged along EGR vs. SCR lines. Nothing […]


TOUGH PARTS & MILESTONES

March 3, 2014

August 15, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 16 Another quiet week at Lake Wobegon product-wise, but it sure wasn’t quiet just 10 days ago up at Notre-dame-du-nord in Quebec. The noise was deafening at the 27th running of the wild and […]


MORE BRAKES, MORE SOFTWARE

March 3, 2014

May 10 Vol. 2, No. 11 Before I write anything else here, let me remind you that the 43rd annual Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar is on tap next week. It starts Sunday night, May 28, with a reception sponsored by […]


THE TOP 10 OF 2012, PART 1

March 3, 2014

Courage is required to choose 10 excellent products from the array of introductions this past year, and there’s no big jury to hide within. People will disagree; some will complain about not being represented here. It’s just me making the […]


The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

INTEGRATION TAKES A NEW TURN   Well, I’ve been waiting for this one. Cummins and Eaton have combined forces to produce a powertrain package that will combat the idea that only fully integrated manufacturers can link engine and transmission efficiently.  […]


THE VOCATIONAL WORLD’S BUZZING

March 3, 2014

March 30, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 7 Holy moly, could there be any more to write about than what I see these days? I can’t remember a time when this industry was so alive with new technologies and new approaches […]


A HYBRID REFRESHER

March 3, 2014

May 20, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 10 I’ve been ignoring hybrids lately, it seems to me, so let me start this issue of Lockwood’s Product Watch with a pretty surprising revelation. It has nothing to do with trucks, not much […]


THE CAT/NAVISTAR DEAL REVISITED

March 3, 2014

July 02, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 14 Not a lot of earth-shattering news to report this time, not like my last newsletter. Two weeks ago the subject was a meaty one, namely Caterpillar’s departure from the on-highway engine business and […]


LOOKING AHEAD

March 3, 2014

January 4, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 1 First off, happy new year! So, it seems we’ve just launched ourselves into 2007. The year that took on a size and shape all its own long before it actually arrived, as we […]


AN APU WITH A TWIST, PLUS EASY TRIP REPORTS

March 3, 2014

November 23, 2005 Vol. 1, No. 6 There’s certainly no shortage of auxiliary power units around these days, and that’s not a bad thing. This time we feature a recent arrival on the APU scene, the CCS Lightning from Mechron […]