Today's Trucking

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

ENGINES FUN AND OTHERWISE June 20, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 13 Let’s start with a little fun news, but it’s actually more than simple amusement. Much more. Even though – no kidding — it involves LEGO. Cummins has launched something […]


TRAILERS, TRAILERS EVERYWHERE

March 3, 2014

February 16, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 4 Well, my few days in Tampa for the annual TMC gathering have come and gone, and useful days they were even if the weather was mostly crap. Every time I turned around it […]


LOCKWOOD SITS DOWN

March 3, 2014

December 1, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 24 Way back in January or so I told you about a wildly interesting truck seat emanating from a very unlikely source. Bose, a Massachusetts company we probably all know for its home and […]


FINALLY, SOME BIG NEWS

March 3, 2014

September 9, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 18 It’s been a mostly gray day here in Battle Creek, Michigan but the folks at Eaton Corp. have been smiling broadly nonetheless. That’s because the long awaited successor to the UltraShift is finally […]