Today's Trucking

IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTROL

March 3, 2014

December 2, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 24 There’s no doubt in my mind, none at all, not even a tiny shred, that stability control systems of one sort or another should be mandated on tractor-trailers ASAP. I’d go further and […]


NEW TWIST ON THE RADAR THEME

March 3, 2014

February 13, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 4 I had to go to Florida the week before last. It was work. First there was a couple of days with the folks from Meritor WABCO, which I’ll tell you about in a […]


EVERYWHERE YOU TURN, HYBRIDS

March 3, 2014

January 17, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 2 The object of my attentions in this version of Product Watch — hybrid powertrains — is going to be an increasingly common one in the days to come. With the promise of fuel […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

February 15, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 4 Partly because I’ve just had surgery and can’t sit at the keyboard for long, and partly because I’ve been dying to write about this truck for ages now, I’m going to drop the […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

December 7, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 29 It’s been a quiet week here in North America, such things being relative, though there are a couple of exceptions. One is the re-naming of this newsletter. For seven years now it’s been […]


THE GAS TURBINE IS BACK?

March 3, 2014

August 11, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 17 Seasonal yo-yo routines continue on the truck sales front, same with trailers, and we’re still a long way off the levels we saw a few years back, but life marches on everywhere I […]


LET’S TALK UREA

March 3, 2014

November 19, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 24 Amidst all the fury and fear-mongering about our woeful state of financial affairs, and I mean pretty much the entire industrialized world, one trucking subject remains at the top of many interest lists: […]


GERMAN, DUTCH ENGINES ROCK TOO

March 3, 2014

November 7, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 23 Engines, engines, engines… it seems I can’t write about much of anything else these days. But I’m certainly not complaining, because the run-up to 2010 emissions demands is mighty interesting stuff. And combined […]


EATON DOES HYBRIDS, PLUS A DANA SURPRISE

March 3, 2014

July 5 Vol. 2, No. 14 Last time out I promised news from Kalamazoo, Michigan where I attended a joint Eaton and Dana press gathering last week. And boy, there was news aplenty. Including a very interesting but unannounced surprise […]


T. BOONE AND WILLIE

March 3, 2014

October 26, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 23 Within about 38 seconds of meeting Willie Nelson, you’d be talking biofuels. If you happened upon T. Boone Pickens, you’d be into a natural gas chat in less time than that. I’ve never […]


A TRUCK WORLD REPORT

March 3, 2014

April 21, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 8 Man, life’s been busy in the last month or so. First, the Work Truck Show in mid-March, then Mid America late last month, and just this past week it was our own Truck […]


MID-AMERICA SHINES

March 3, 2014

April 7, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 7 Well, Louisville has come and gone for yet another year, so now I can get to work. In a way it marks the start of my year. In one sense it’s just a […]


LET THERE BE LED LIGHT

March 3, 2014

July 30, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 16 Well, somebody’s finally done it. An LED headlamp is actually in production. Who knows how much it will cost, but Truck-Lite has a bunch of them in seven-inch round, 24-volt form in U.S. […]


PRODUCT LAUNCHES IN MONTREAL

March 3, 2014

April 25, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 8 Don’t want to boast, but the Expocam 2007 truck show held in Montreal April 12-14 – a show we now own here at Newcom Business Media, and which we operated for the first […]


LIGHTWEIGHT SUSPENSIONS & SMOOTH BORDER CROSSINGS

March 3, 2014

January 4, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 1 My very first road test of a heavy truck was way back in the last century, actually almost three decades ago, and it didn’t leave me with a favorable impression of air suspensions. […]