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Question Authority

August 1, 2014

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


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 […]


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

DOES ANYONE NOT LIKE OLD TRUCKS? When you get right down to it, I’m probably much the same as a lot of you folks. I just plain like trucks. The people of trucking are terrific and the industry at large […]


AN INTERNATIONAL TOUR

March 3, 2014

May 5, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 9 Despite the dreaded code on my boarding pass that told the rabid security folks at the airport to give me everything but a cavity search, I got on a chartered plane last week […]


BRAKE SMARTS & FREE FUEL, SORTA

March 3, 2014

July 1, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 13 Almost nothing on a truck or trailer causes more grief than its braking system, and almost nobody understands brakes as well as our own Allan C. Wright. Given that he lives in B.C., […]


CUMMINS SAYS ‘YES’ TO SCR

March 3, 2014

August 13, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 17 WOW! BIG NEWS out of Indiana hit the street today as Cummins announced that it’s going to use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology in its 2010 heavy-duty ‘X’ engines after all. That reverses […]


WANTED: GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

March 3, 2014

May 23, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 10 Sometimes I get jealous when I hear about the work going on in the United States and Europe to explore new technologies, new fuels, new ways of trucking smarter. There are demonstration projects […]


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 […]


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 […]