Today's Trucking

A Fuel-Savings Controversy

August 1, 2014

Recent testing results released by PIT that show skirts yield more fuel savings than under-carriage air deflectors has ignited debate on testing and fuel economy claims.


One-Truck Ponies: Owner-Ops Still Kicking

August 1, 2014

Why, despite all the hassles and heartaches, the owner-operator remains part of our foundation.


Loco Motives

August 1, 2014

The calamity quotient of a train, whether loaded with hazmat material or not, is far, far greater than that of any truck.


Icahn’s Beef with Navistar

August 1, 2014

Carl Icahn is enraged that Navistar has made major decisions without consulting shareholders. Meanwhile, speculation is rampant about the future of Navistar.


Overtime Pay for Drivers

August 1, 2014

Reader Roger McIntosh shipped me an email saying he thought drivers like him were entitled to earn overtime pay but were too ignorant of their rights to claim it.


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?


YOUR NEXT FRONT END?

March 3, 2014

July 19, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 15 So it was back to Europe for me since the last Product Watch e-newsletter, Germany in this case, just in time to join the insanity surrounding the World Cup ‘consolation’ game in Stuttgart. […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

February 29, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 5 There’s a ‘weasel clause’ at the end of this newsletter in which I state what should be obvious: that I don’t explicitly or implicitly endorse any of the products I write about here. […]


HINO SHOWS OFF

March 3, 2014

November 17, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 23 Let’s start with Hino this time out, which has dominated the class 5-8 markets in Japan for 37 straight years. Last year it sold 100,000 trucks, 60,000 of them for export. No small […]


RETURN OF THE GLIDER KIT

March 3, 2014

October 21, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 21 Gee whiz, my last newsletter effort (‘Where’s the Leadership,’ Oct. 7) seems to have struck a chord with a lot of folks. Two weeks ago I was bitching and moaning about the almost […]


CAT GOES TRUCKIN’ AGAIN

March 3, 2014

April 8, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 7 Hey, there’s big news to report from deep in the American heartland, namely Illinois. You’ll remember that Caterpillar and Navistar announced last June that they were going to join forces to build a […]


CUMMINS SAYS YES & NO TO SCR

March 3, 2014

September 26, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 20 After a few weeks with not so much happening out there in product land, the last couple have been full of interesting developments, not least of which was a very big one from […]


VOCATION IS EVERYTHING

March 3, 2014

February 1, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 3 A lot of news came out of the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas a week or so ago, like the revival of the International ‘Paystar’ name and our first look at […]