Today's Trucking

HYBRIDS GET TRACTION

March 3, 2014

May 21, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 11 Getting traction is what it’s all about, no matter what the endeavor, and the hybrid truck idea is getting lots of it these days. It got a huge boost a week or so […]


HYBRIDS RULE THE ROOST

March 3, 2014

March 14, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 6 Not surprisingly, hybrid diesel/electric trucks dominated the Work Truck Show and 43rd annual convention of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) in indianapolis last week. It was no surprise because the hybrid truck […]


TRUCKS, ENGINES AND AN APU

March 3, 2014

October 26, 2005 Vol. 1, No. 4 Big news from Las Vegas and Boston this time out. Both Mack and Volvo introduced their new engine platforms, though Mack went quite a bit further and also showed two new trucks to […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

FREIGHTLINER’S EVOLUTION SIPS FUEL June 6, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 12 Well, I spoke too soon in last week’s Product Watch newsletter. No sooner had I written that things were quiet on the product front than I realized that Freightliner […]


The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

NAVISTAR: DON’T COUNT IT OUT July 18, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 15 Unless you’ve been on holiday in some remote spot without access even to carrier pigeons or smoke signals, you’ll all know by now that Navistar International announced on […]


WHAT’S WASTE-HEAT RECOVERY?

March 3, 2014

October 20, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 21 Ever heard of exhaust waste heat recovery? You will soon, because every North American truck engine maker is pursuing it as a way to meet the coming U.S. fuel economy mandate. When President […]


OPTIMISM, HYBRIDS & BIOFUELS

March 3, 2014

June 17, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 12 First, my hat’s off to Kenworth for introducing a new truck at a time when a lot of folks have battened down the hatches and hidden from the world. Maybe the engineering work […]


THE BIG THING IN 2008

March 3, 2014

December 19, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 26 Predictions aren’t my strength, sad to say. Well, that’s not quite true. I can tell when my beloved Maple Leafs are going to lose a hockey game: namely, whenever I’m watching. And, like […]


THE SHRINKING ATLANTIC

March 3, 2014

September 13, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 19 Medium-duty trucks have been top of mind lately, largely because we just prepared a roundup of 2007-model trucks for the October issue of Today’s Trucking. It’s not the sexiest sector of the truck-making […]


ANOTHER TAKE ON WHEEL INTEGRITY

March 3, 2014

November 23, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 27 First off, before I forget, a clarification about the coming availability of Hino’s two new trucks that I told you about last week. I wrote that the class 4 model 155h and class […]


THE TECHNOLOGY TRAIN ROLLS ON

March 3, 2014

June 2, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 11 As I searched my tiny head for a sentence that would lead this Product Watch issue compellingly, I decided on this one: Will it ever stop? And then I answered my own question […]


NAVISTAR COUNTERPUNCHES

March 3, 2014

July 29, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 15 In the seemingly endless war of words between the EGR and SCR camps, decorum has not always been evident. The rhetoric has occasionally been sharp and nasty. And Navistar executives have sometimes been […]


AN ADVENTURE ABROAD

March 3, 2014

September 10, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 19 LET’S START WITH SOME GOOD NEWS, an all too rare phenomenon these days. It’s not a huge deal, I’ll admit, but if you’re like most of us and enjoy seeing little guys take […]


WANTED: SLIPPERY TRAILERS

March 3, 2014

July 4, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 13 Let me open with a stunner, not about a product but a much needed service. A dog wash. Or, presumably, a raccoon wash. Skunk wash. Even — if you’ll pardon the expression — […]


ENGINES, TRUCKS, & A NIFTY TRAILER

March 3, 2014

April 12 Vol. 2, No. 8 These days it’s all about engines. No matter where you look out there in hardware land, you either see 2007 engines or you see the result of changes demanded by them. It ain’t always […]