Today's Trucking

NEXT YEAR’S BIG NEWS

March 3, 2014

December 29, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 26 FIRST OFF, I hope you all had a fine Christmas or whatever else it is that you celebrate at this time of year. I’m actually still celebrating, on holiday this week, so this […]


TMC REPORT: IT’S ALL ABOUT SCR

March 3, 2014

February 11, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 3 From deep in the Land of Mouse comes interesting news about a very light flatdeck with all sorts of innovations, about retrofittable roll stability control for trailers, about a brake lining that defeats […]


ENGINES THIS WAY AND THAT

March 3, 2014

January 30, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 3 Well, finally, things are heating up on the product front, and they’re about to get warmer still. To tell you the truth, I’ve been rationing the new bits and pieces these last couple […]


October 12, 2005 Vol.1, No. 3

March 3, 2014

Hot off the presses for this third edition of Product Watch is Kenworth’s announcement about its expanded T800 wide-hood lineup. The new extended daycab and 38-inch AeroCab sleeper options make this venerable workhorse even more versatile than it was. For […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

January 18, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 2 Well, barely a couple of weeks into the year and we already have significant news to talk about on the hardware front. That’s courtesy of Daimler Trucks North America which launched its own […]


A NEW APPROACH FROM DAIMLER

March 3, 2014

October 19, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 22 OK, here we are with what is now a weekly look at the technology scene. I think of this week’s newsletter as the alternate report, having had a bi-weekly schedule for nearly 8 […]


SCR, EGR: WHY NOT BOTH?

March 3, 2014

August 12, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 17 No choice really but to start with the recent revelation that Navistar will offer selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions control on its engines after all. Well, sort of. It’s available on a few […]


NOT JUST HYBRIDS

March 3, 2014

November 5, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 23 I’M GOING TO GIVE HYBRIDS A REST for a bit. Well, almost. Can’t avoid them entirely. Honestly, I think this newsletter has been in danger of becoming too focused on that corner of […]


SHADES OF PROGRESS

March 3, 2014

September 12, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 19 You’ll see in the collection of new products below a pair of pretty exciting announcements from two enterprising outfits in the communications game, Shaw Tracking and PeopleNet. The level of sophistication on this […]


HINO’S NEW PLANT & A BATTERY SAVER

March 3, 2014

June 7 Vol. 2, No. 13 The biggest news of the past couple of weeks on the product front isn’t about a specific bit of hardware, rather a factory. Hino Motors Canada has now officially opened its assembly plant just […]


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 […]