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?


BIG ISSUE, SIMPLE FIXES

March 3, 2014

November 2, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 24 Wheel security will always be an issue, in spite of endless service bulletins and instructional videos and training programs. I mean, truck wheels and hubs and bearings and all that are mechanical things, […]


DECALS, BRAKES, TIRES & METHANE

March 3, 2014

June 22, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 13 This isn’t exactly a place you’d go if you had the urge to hear a heart-warming tale, and I’m not about to change your mind. Truth is, I do know such stories, and […]


NO NEED FOR GOVERNMENT SHOVE

March 3, 2014

June 16, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 12 Am I unreasonable to want this industry’s technological development to be driven by engineering innovation and customer desire on their own? Can we tolerate the endless intervention by government in determining how we […]


HANNOVER REPORT, DAY ONE

March 3, 2014

September 24, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 20 Predictably, the 62nd incarnation of the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show here in Hannover, Germany seems to be dominated by issues of fuel and environment. After the first of two press days before the […]


OF BUYOUTS AND BIOFUELS

March 3, 2014

June 6, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 11 Mostly tidbits this time out, my friends, as there’s been no earth-shattering development along product lines in the last couple of weeks. Well, let me qualify that a little. Some of these tidbits […]


ENGINES DOMINATE AT TMC

March 3, 2014

February 15, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 4 We’re getting down to the short strokes with the engines that will power trucks built after January 1, 2007. Though we’ve known at least the generalities of the motors that Cummins and Volvo […]


TRUCKING JOURNALISTS NEED TUNE-UPS, TOO

March 3, 2014

If you’re ever in the market for a long-lasting, hard-working journalist, get yourself a Lockwood; they’ll last a lifetime and are practically maintenance free. We first got our Lockwood 25 years ago. It had a few miles on it, but […]


The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

 A RADICALLY LIGHT TRUCK FRAME   October 10, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 21   Some of the world’s best truck journalism comes out of India, and while it rarely contains a direct North American angle, I do take note of […]