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The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

ZF’S TRAXON WILL IMPRESS AT IAA September 12, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 19 Among my life’s low points, few have ranked as far down as this one: I can’t make it to next week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, […]


MEMORIES OF FINLAND

March 3, 2014

December 15, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 25 Way back in time, like 1985, I had a day that remains one of the best ever, and it involved a truck that I’ll bet most of you have never heard of. A […]


THE BUZZ IS ELECTRIC

March 3, 2014

September 23, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 19 Let me start with praise for what seems to me like a very useful gizmo that you’ll see described in greater detail in a separate product item below. I’m talking about the Chassis […]


BIODIESEL, HYBRIDS & MORE

March 3, 2014

February 27, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 5 About this time last year I wrote that hybrid diesel/electric vehicles had dominated the Work Truck Show. Well, I’m in Atlanta as I write this, and I can tell you that the 2008 […]


COUNTERFEITING: A REAL ENEMY

March 3, 2014

October 25, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 22 Counterfeit or knock-off parts are a bigger problem than a lot of folks seem to realize, and the issue doesn’t get a lot of press, so I’m going to spend a little time […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

January 4, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 1 First off, let me wish you all a productive and prosperous new year. A happy one too, of course. Wish I could tell you what sort of year it’s going to be, but […]


NEWS FROM DAY ONE AT IAA

March 3, 2014

September 22, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 19 Greetings from northern Germany! Here I sit at a hotel-room desk in Hannover, after the first of two press days at IAA, the giant commercial vehicle show that attracts some 2500 journalists from […]


THE EMISSIONS WAR WON’T STOP

March 3, 2014

July 28, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 15 Oh boy, here we go again. Being a mature fellow with many miles under my shoe leather, I should have known that the EGR vs. SCR battle was far from over. What was […]


DOES CAT HAVE ANOTHER LIFE?

March 3, 2014

January 14, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 1 Oh boy. And oh boy again. Things are getting mighty interesting on the engine front. As if they weren’t that way already. Predictably, war is being waged along EGR vs. SCR lines. Nothing […]


TOUGH PARTS & MILESTONES

March 3, 2014

August 15, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 16 Another quiet week at Lake Wobegon product-wise, but it sure wasn’t quiet just 10 days ago up at Notre-dame-du-nord in Quebec. The noise was deafening at the 27th running of the wild and […]


MORE BRAKES, MORE SOFTWARE

March 3, 2014

May 10 Vol. 2, No. 11 Before I write anything else here, let me remind you that the 43rd annual Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar is on tap next week. It starts Sunday night, May 28, with a reception sponsored by […]


THE TOP 10 OF 2012, PART 1

March 3, 2014

Courage is required to choose 10 excellent products from the array of introductions this past year, and there’s no big jury to hide within. People will disagree; some will complain about not being represented here. It’s just me making the […]


The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

INTEGRATION TAKES A NEW TURN   Well, I’ve been waiting for this one. Cummins and Eaton have combined forces to produce a powertrain package that will combat the idea that only fully integrated manufacturers can link engine and transmission efficiently.  […]


THE VOCATIONAL WORLD’S BUZZING

March 3, 2014

March 30, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 7 Holy moly, could there be any more to write about than what I see these days? I can’t remember a time when this industry was so alive with new technologies and new approaches […]


A HYBRID REFRESHER

March 3, 2014

May 20, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 10 I’ve been ignoring hybrids lately, it seems to me, so let me start this issue of Lockwood’s Product Watch with a pretty surprising revelation. It has nothing to do with trucks, not much […]