Today's Trucking

The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

FUEL ECONOMY OR UPTIME?   Let’s have a look at the Mid-America Trucking Show that drew thousands of folks to Louisville, Kentucky last week.  I’ve been posting online some of the new trucks and other things that were introduced there, […]


INGENUITY RULES

March 3, 2014

October 12, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 21 The world, it seems, likes this e-newsletter. Proof perhaps that there’s no accounting for taste. Lame irony aside, that means we’re going weekly, as some of you suggested when I asked you about […]


ANOTHER COOL ENGINE

March 3, 2014

April 27, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 9 Last time out I teased a bit with brief mention of another new engine design, the very intriguing Scuderi split-cycle engine, yet one more variation on the internal-combustion theme. Lord knows how many […]


TWO SHOWS, LOTS OF NEWS

March 3, 2014

March 24, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 6 So here I am sitting in Louisville, Kentucky, exactly two weeks after penning my previous newsletter from a somewhat nicer hotel room in St. Louis. Writing in such places is tough, if you […]


CAT DROPS A BOMBSHELL

March 3, 2014

June 18, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 13 Even though some of us, actually quite a few of us, expected it would happen, Caterpillar’s announcement this past week had a certain shock value. And for die-hard fans of yellow diesels, of […]


TRAINING AT A NEW LEVEL

March 3, 2014

February 28, 2007 Vol. 3, No.5 More than a year ago Ron Gervais told me he was working with a training expert on a new air-brake instructional tool. There can’t be many folks on the planet who understand truck brakes […]


INSPECTION TOOLS, AIR DISCS, AND A DISCOUNT

March 3, 2014

December 7, 2005 Vol. 1, No. 7 I should probably begin by talking about the emergence of satellite radio on the Canadian scene, courtesy of XM and Sirius – and even the good old CBC, which is partnering with Sirius […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

DIGITAL THIS & DIGITAL THAT August 15 2012 Vol. 8, No. 17 Let me start with some just plain old happy analog stuff, namely the fact this is Freightliner’s 70th anniversary year. In 1942, led by founder & CEO Leland […]


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 […]