Today's Trucking

BIOMETHANE BORN IN QUEBEC

March 3, 2014

BIOMETHANE BORN IN QUEBEC August 1, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 16   Let’s start with very interesting news out of Quebec, where Gaz Métro announced yesterday the first public liquefied biomethane fuelling station at Rivière-du-Loup. An agreement made with and/or […]


TO INDIA AND BACK

March 3, 2014

May 25, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 11 OK, no engine talk this time out. Seems like I’ve written about almost nothing else for weeks now. That’s an exaggeration, and it’s not as if there isn’t a lot to discuss on […]


ANOTHER SLEDGEHAMMER MANDATE?

March 3, 2014

August 17, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 17 Man, is there really such mass acceptance of Washington’s new truck fuel-efficiency and greenhouse-gas emission standards? They made it all official a week ago, and since then everyone and his mother in the […]


THE QUALITY PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING

March 3, 2014

August 12, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 16 So I spent a couple of days recently at my favorite fixture on the summer schedule of outdoor truck shows, the Rodeo du Camion in Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec, six hours due north of Toronto. […]


HANNOVER REPORT, PART TWO

March 3, 2014

October 8, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 21 Last time out I offered a preliminary report after the first of two press days at the huge IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany late last month. It was a bit rushed, […]


NOTES IN A POCKET

March 3, 2014

August 1, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 15 Not a whole lot of cracking great news to impart this time out, but as always I’ve been gathering bits and pieces of information on a few subjects with longer-term stories in mind. […]


BIG MOVE AT CUMMINS

March 3, 2014

May 10 Vol. 2, No. 10 It’s a mixed bag with this edition of the newsletter and its featured products, though one recent development stands out. In what looks like a good move to this observer, Cummins Inc. has launched […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

December 21, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 30 Well, here we are, almost at the end of what has been a pretty eventful year. In my last newsletter of 2010 I wrote about the latest round of emission controls, not surprisingly. […]


BUSY IN ST. LOUIS

March 3, 2014

March 10, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 5 So here I am in rainy downtown St. Louis preparing to attend the Green Truck Summit and the Work Truck Show, all under the umbrella of the National Truck Equipment Association’s annual convention. […]


A TURBOCHARGED HISTORY

March 3, 2014

February 24, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 4 What do you think of when you read or hear ‘Switzerland’? Maybe you think of watches that cost as much as a small car, but mountains probably come first, right? Those pristine soaring […]


IT’S ALL ABOUT FUEL

March 3, 2014

June 4, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 12 There’s nothing like the pressure of rapidly rising fuel prices to engender creativity in both the engineering and marketing offices of companies that supply the machinery of trucking. But they only succeed, of […]


A REPORT FROM MID-AMERICA

March 3, 2014

March 28, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 7 Last time out I covered the Work Truck Show in this newsletter and said that hybrid diesel/electric trucks had dominated the affair. Well, I spent last week at the Mid-America Truck Show and […]


IMPROVED APU, ASSET TRACKING AND MORE

March 3, 2014

October 26, 2005 Vol. 1, No. 5 We continue this time out with more product news from the recent American Trucking Associations convention in Boston. We simply didn’t have room in the last version of Product Watch to deal with […]


SHORT STOPS AND SLIPPERY TRUCKS

March 3, 2014

November 22, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 24 In a period that you might think would be rather slow in terms of significant product-oriented news, the reverse is actually true. In fact, I won’t be able to pack it all in […]


CAT’S CT660 IS ON THE ROAD

March 3, 2014

September 28, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 20 About a million years ago I spent a lot of time digging in the dirt underneath a peach tree in my backyard, a four- or five-year-old making roads for a little fleet of […]