Today's Trucking

A GREAT DECADE IS COMING

March 3, 2014

January 5, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 1 Wow, can’t believe I’m launching the seventh volume of this e-newsletter, this quasi-blog, this thing that’s really just an expression of my fascination with the technology of trucking. And I have every reason […]


WHERE’S THE LEADERSHIP?

March 3, 2014

October 7, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 20 Those of you who read this newsletter more or less regularly will know that I have an international perspective on trucks and trucking. Canadian I may be, but there’s really not enough happening […]


SIMPLICITY AND SOPHISTICATION

March 3, 2014

March 12, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 6 Once upon a time, the trucking life was dead simple. You threw fuel in the tank at just 30 cents a gallon or so, you turned the key to start that big and […]


PASS THE INFO

March 3, 2014

Whoops! Our apologies to everyone who somehow received an October 2005 edition of our Lockwood’s Product Watch e-newsletter this week. We’re red in the face. It seems a programming glitch occurred as we tried to make some background improvements, and […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

Well, well, well… somebody has put together what looks like a pretty comprehensive strategy that directly links the trucks, the fuel, and the customers just as natural gas is hitting the mainstream. I should have seen this one coming. Navistar […]


CAT MAKES A TRUCK, EPA DROPS ITS BOMB

March 3, 2014

November 3, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 22 You’ll expect me to start by talking about the latest pronouncements out of Washington with regard to fuel efficiency. I’ll get to that, but in the meantime there’s a wildly interesting piece of […]


TECHNOLOGIES TO EXPLORE

March 3, 2014

August 11, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 16 Well, after writing a veritable novel last time about the EPA/CARB hearings in California, I’m going to keep it relatively short and possibly even sweet with this one. It’s summer, after all, and […]


POWER, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

March 3, 2014

January 28, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 2 Last time out I told you that the Maxxforce 15 engine that Navistar International announced to analysts a couple of weeks ago was in fact a Caterpillar C15. It was speculation on my […]


HOW TO FUEL THE FUTURE?

March 3, 2014

October 10, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 21 Last time out I promised to tell you about a Volvo-sponsored conference in Brussels where the Swedish truck-maker presented a picture of our near-term fuel future. Volvo Group CEO Leif Johansson said his […]


RADICAL NEW TREAD TECHNOLOGY COMING FROM MICHELIN

March 3, 2014

June 21 Vol. 2, No. 13 Hate to say it, but I’ve just come back from a few days in Paris. As in France. Croissants, extremely good coffee, and all that. More particularly, I was part of Michelin’s 6th Challenge […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

NO END TO NATURAL GAS NEWS April 10, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 7 First an admission: not long ago I was writing that, while it offered some clear advantages in some operations, natural gas looked to me like a niche […]


NECESSITY, INVENTION, ETC.

March 3, 2014

May 11, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 10 You’ve got to love necessity. It has this wonderfully causal relationship to invention, and bears that child absolutely every time it arises. Like me and a deadline, I guess. The closer it comes, […]


NAVISTAR SUES THE EPA

March 3, 2014

June 4, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 11 Best laid plans and all that… last time out I promised you reports on two recent jaunts, one with the FPInnovations/FERIC people during their EnergoTest week at the Transport Canada test track in […]


IT’S A WRITER’S EURO LIFE

March 3, 2014

July 16, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 15 So there I was, strapped into the seat of a Kamaz Paris-Dakar rally truck, five-point harness and all, with a somewhat crazed but totally silent Russian dude at the wheel. We were on […]


ENGINES, ENGINES EVERYWHERE

March 3, 2014

April 11, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 7 There’s no getting around it: this is a diesel kind of year. It sometimes seems that I write about nothing else, and I won’t break the pattern here. The new International MaxxForce engines […]