Today's Trucking

WHAT’S WASTE-HEAT RECOVERY?

March 3, 2014

October 20, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 21 Ever heard of exhaust waste heat recovery? You will soon, because every North American truck engine maker is pursuing it as a way to meet the coming U.S. fuel economy mandate. When President […]


OPTIMISM, HYBRIDS & BIOFUELS

March 3, 2014

June 17, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 12 First, my hat’s off to Kenworth for introducing a new truck at a time when a lot of folks have battened down the hatches and hidden from the world. Maybe the engineering work […]


THE BIG THING IN 2008

March 3, 2014

December 19, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 26 Predictions aren’t my strength, sad to say. Well, that’s not quite true. I can tell when my beloved Maple Leafs are going to lose a hockey game: namely, whenever I’m watching. And, like […]


THE SHRINKING ATLANTIC

March 3, 2014

September 13, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 19 Medium-duty trucks have been top of mind lately, largely because we just prepared a roundup of 2007-model trucks for the October issue of Today’s Trucking. It’s not the sexiest sector of the truck-making […]


ANOTHER TAKE ON WHEEL INTEGRITY

March 3, 2014

November 23, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 27 First off, before I forget, a clarification about the coming availability of Hino’s two new trucks that I told you about last week. I wrote that the class 4 model 155h and class […]


THE TECHNOLOGY TRAIN ROLLS ON

March 3, 2014

June 2, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 11 As I searched my tiny head for a sentence that would lead this Product Watch issue compellingly, I decided on this one: Will it ever stop? And then I answered my own question […]


NAVISTAR COUNTERPUNCHES

March 3, 2014

July 29, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 15 In the seemingly endless war of words between the EGR and SCR camps, decorum has not always been evident. The rhetoric has occasionally been sharp and nasty. And Navistar executives have sometimes been […]


AN ADVENTURE ABROAD

March 3, 2014

September 10, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 19 LET’S START WITH SOME GOOD NEWS, an all too rare phenomenon these days. It’s not a huge deal, I’ll admit, but if you’re like most of us and enjoy seeing little guys take […]


WANTED: SLIPPERY TRAILERS

March 3, 2014

July 4, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 13 Let me open with a stunner, not about a product but a much needed service. A dog wash. Or, presumably, a raccoon wash. Skunk wash. Even — if you’ll pardon the expression — […]


ENGINES, TRUCKS, & A NIFTY TRAILER

March 3, 2014

April 12 Vol. 2, No. 8 These days it’s all about engines. No matter where you look out there in hardware land, you either see 2007 engines or you see the result of changes demanded by them. It ain’t always […]


ANOTHER MID-AMERICA FUNFEST

March 3, 2014

March 29 Vol. 2, No. 7 The biggest show of the year has come and gone, and if you weren’t among the 75,000 souls who braved the cold weather and occasional snow in Louisville, you missed a good one. The […]


ROLL STABILITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT

March 3, 2014

September 14, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 19 We’re getting somewhere in the fight to prevent truck rollovers, or at least I think we are. Witness, the recent U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recommendation that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration […]


THE MX, AND A NIFTY FIFTH WHEEL

March 3, 2014

February 10, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 3 Had a fine time in the balmy Pacific Northwest last week as I attended the official launch of the PACCAR MX engine in and around company headquarters in Bellevue, Wash. And reveled in […]


WASHINGTON RAINS MONEY

March 3, 2014

January 13, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 1 Gee whiz, some serious coin is leaving Washington on its way to you folks who live south of the border, albeit a little indirectly. And even less directly, those of us north of […]


DRIVER TRAINING HITS THE CAB

March 3, 2014

May 7, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 10 Today’s e-newsletter is going to focus on simple news for a change, though ‘simple’ may not be the right word to use in every case here — there are some really interesting things […]