Today's Trucking

THE HITS OF 2006

March 3, 2014

December 6, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 25 It’s nearly the end of 2006, so I thought I’d take a second look at just a very few of the year’s best new products, some of those that, in my humble opinion, […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

May 23, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 11 Some big news from this week and last though I’m not going to dive as deeply into them as I might ordinarily do. I’m on holiday, though that seems rather hypothetical since I’m […]


OLD TRUCKS, NEW TRUCKS

March 3, 2014

February 2, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 3 OK, let’s begin the proceedings with a small amusement. First off, have a look at the old sepia-toned picture below. And then help me launch a new game called ‘Name That Truck’ — […]


HYBRIDS OVER-RUN DEARBORN

March 3, 2014

<em>October 6, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 20</em> I don’t bring my groceries home in one of those odd fabric’ish reusable bags that many folks are hauling around these days. A Toronto bylaw has all but banned plastic bags, though they’re […]


ENGINES, ALGAE, & SCOTCH

March 3, 2014

December 17, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 26 These days it’s hard to see through the haze of economic woe — and those nasty visions of a later retirement than I’d been hoping for, like 3 decades later — but I […]


THINKING ZERO EMISSIONS?

March 3, 2014

December 5, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 25 Most of you probably think that pure battery power is best left to shuffling tiny little cars around cities, odd looking cars that no self-respecting man would sit in, let alone drive. You […]


Product Watch Newsletter, Sept. 28, Vol. 1, No. 2

March 3, 2014

In this second edition of the new Product Watch e-newsletter from Today’s Trucking, we’ve got an interesting new air-ride steer-axle suspension from Dana to talk about, among other things. It’s the new ‘FrontRunner’ suspension, which uses a patented roll-control device […]


AN ELECTRIC TRUCK FOR FREE

March 3, 2014

November 16, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 26 Well, I exaggerate quite a lot with that headline, though not as much as you might think. Nothing except unwanted advice is ever free, but Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) and Enova Systems […]


COUNTERFEITERS CAUGHT!

March 3, 2014

July 6, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 14 One of the industry issues I keep an eye on is counterfeiting. Despite strong efforts to keep this problem in the limelight, especially by Bendix, it never seems as if we have a […]


BEWARE SUPPOSED EXPERTS

March 3, 2014

June 30, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 13 Natural gas has become what biodiesel was just a couple of years back, a politically popular source of fire in the bellies of the motors that we know and love. Don’t count the […]


NEW FACTORY SHOWS THE WAY

March 3, 2014

August 28, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 18 FIRST OFF, MY APOLOGIES to all for the troubles we had with my last e-newsletter on Aug. 13. Actually, it should have gone out on the 13th, but was delayed until the following […]


THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A NEW TRUCK

March 3, 2014

May 9, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 9 For a hardware junkie like yours truly, a new truck – and I mean a really new truck – is a bit like a present under the Christmas tree. It’s just plain exciting. […]


STERLING FILLS OUT THE LINEUP

March 3, 2014

March 15 Vol. 2, No. 7 No doubt about the big deal this time out – an all new truck. When Sterling launched its new medium-duty cabover a couple of weeks ago in Atlanta, it must have made a lot […]


The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

First off, let me apologize for our gaffe a little while ago — this newsletter was sent out without its… well, without its newsletter. I say ‘our’ gaffe but it was really just mine. Sorry, folks. Probably won’t happen again. […]


The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

IT’S A SLIMY BUSINESS   For the better part of a year now I’ve been resisting the urge to turn all evangelical on you in a Willie Nelson sort of way. I’m talking about his passionate support of crop-based biofuels, […]