Today's Trucking

THINKING ZERO EMISSIONS?

March 3, 2014

December 5, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 25 Most of you probably think that pure battery power is best left to shuffling tiny little cars around cities, odd looking cars that no self-respecting man would sit in, let alone drive. You […]


THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A NEW TRUCK

March 3, 2014

May 9, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 9 For a hardware junkie like yours truly, a new truck – and I mean a really new truck – is a bit like a present under the Christmas tree. It’s just plain exciting. […]


STERLING FILLS OUT THE LINEUP

March 3, 2014

March 15 Vol. 2, No. 7 No doubt about the big deal this time out – an all new truck. When Sterling launched its new medium-duty cabover a couple of weeks ago in Atlanta, it must have made a lot […]


AN ELECTRIC TRUCK FOR FREE

March 3, 2014

November 16, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 26 Well, I exaggerate quite a lot with that headline, though not as much as you might think. Nothing except unwanted advice is ever free, but Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) and Enova Systems […]


COUNTERFEITERS CAUGHT!

March 3, 2014

July 6, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 14 One of the industry issues I keep an eye on is counterfeiting. Despite strong efforts to keep this problem in the limelight, especially by Bendix, it never seems as if we have a […]


BEWARE SUPPOSED EXPERTS

March 3, 2014

June 30, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 13 Natural gas has become what biodiesel was just a couple of years back, a politically popular source of fire in the bellies of the motors that we know and love. Don’t count the […]


NEW FACTORY SHOWS THE WAY

March 3, 2014

August 28, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 18 FIRST OFF, MY APOLOGIES to all for the troubles we had with my last e-newsletter on Aug. 13. Actually, it should have gone out on the 13th, but was delayed until the following […]


A TMC REPORT, SORTA KINDA

March 3, 2014

February 14, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 4 If life always ran as planned, right now I’d be starting to wax poetic about the annual meeting of TMC – the Technology and Maintenance Council – held last week in sunny Tampa, […]


The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

First off, let me apologize for our gaffe a little while ago — this newsletter was sent out without its… well, without its newsletter. I say ‘our’ gaffe but it was really just mine. Sorry, folks. Probably won’t happen again. […]


The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

IT’S A SLIMY BUSINESS   For the better part of a year now I’ve been resisting the urge to turn all evangelical on you in a Willie Nelson sort of way. I’m talking about his passionate support of crop-based biofuels, […]


A GAME CHANGER ENGINE?

March 3, 2014

March 2, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 5 Well, well, well… Navistar has just thrown us an interesting bone with last week’s announcement that it’s now involved in the development of an all-new way to power trucks, the ‘OPOC’ engine. My […]


ENGINE NEWS… AND JIM HEBE

March 3, 2014

March11, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 5 Wow, lots of engine news to report here, but also a plain old good news story to start off with. I’m talking about the revival of one of the oldest and best known makers […]


FUELS AND HYBRIDS AGAIN

March 3, 2014

April 23, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 9 There’s no crashing new technology issue to discuss this time out, but fuel issues continue to dominate everywhere I turn. I’m bothered on behalf of one subscriber – and more silent ones, I […]


A BIG PLANT GETS BIGGER

March 3, 2014

August 30, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 18 Recent travels took me to Chillicothe, Ohio, where I arrived very late in the evening with a few hours of work yet to do. As I drove into town I was dreading the […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

BIODIESEL, AND A NEW WESTERN STAR May 9, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 10 Bet you didn’t celebrate National Biodiesel Day, did you? Yeah, I missed it too. March 18th if you were wondering, and in the U.S. only, of course. […]