Today's Trucking

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 […]


GETTING DOWN TO EARTH

March 3, 2014

January 19, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 2 Learned a lesson the other day. Or re-learned an old one, I suppose, about the nature of people who own and operate trucks. About the real nature of their concerns. And oddly enough, […]


COLLISION AVOIDANCE IMPROVES

March 3, 2014

February 25, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 3 There are still tales to tell after spending a few days in Orlando at the annual meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council, not least of which was a convincing on-track demonstration of […]


SCR vs EGR, THAT IS THE QUESTION

March 3, 2014

April 9, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 8 With a huge sigh of relief, I can tell you that the 37th annual Mid-America Trucking Show has come and gone. I say ‘relief’ because it’s a very, very busy place. The show, […]


A MAGIC RETREAD

March 3, 2014

August 16, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 17 Not a busy couple of weeks – is everyone on holiday except me? — so there’s not a lot of dramatic product news to report here. That said, the Michelin self-generating retread – […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

February 29, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 5 There’s a ‘weasel clause’ at the end of this newsletter in which I state what should be obvious: that I don’t explicitly or implicitly endorse any of the products I write about here. […]


HINO SHOWS OFF

March 3, 2014

November 17, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 23 Let’s start with Hino this time out, which has dominated the class 5-8 markets in Japan for 37 straight years. Last year it sold 100,000 trucks, 60,000 of them for export. No small […]


RETURN OF THE GLIDER KIT

March 3, 2014

October 21, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 21 Gee whiz, my last newsletter effort (‘Where’s the Leadership,’ Oct. 7) seems to have struck a chord with a lot of folks. Two weeks ago I was bitching and moaning about the almost […]


CAT GOES TRUCKIN’ AGAIN

March 3, 2014

April 8, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 7 Hey, there’s big news to report from deep in the American heartland, namely Illinois. You’ll remember that Caterpillar and Navistar announced last June that they were going to join forces to build a […]


CUMMINS SAYS YES & NO TO SCR

March 3, 2014

September 26, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 20 After a few weeks with not so much happening out there in product land, the last couple have been full of interesting developments, not least of which was a very big one from […]