Today's Trucking

RADICAL NEW TREAD TECHNOLOGY COMING FROM MICHELIN

March 3, 2014

June 21 Vol. 2, No. 13 Hate to say it, but I’ve just come back from a few days in Paris. As in France. Croissants, extremely good coffee, and all that. More particularly, I was part of Michelin’s 6th Challenge […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

NO END TO NATURAL GAS NEWS April 10, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 7 First an admission: not long ago I was writing that, while it offered some clear advantages in some operations, natural gas looked to me like a niche […]


NECESSITY, INVENTION, ETC.

March 3, 2014

May 11, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 10 You’ve got to love necessity. It has this wonderfully causal relationship to invention, and bears that child absolutely every time it arises. Like me and a deadline, I guess. The closer it comes, […]


NAVISTAR SUES THE EPA

March 3, 2014

June 4, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 11 Best laid plans and all that… last time out I promised you reports on two recent jaunts, one with the FPInnovations/FERIC people during their EnergoTest week at the Transport Canada test track in […]


IT’S A WRITER’S EURO LIFE

March 3, 2014

July 16, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 15 So there I was, strapped into the seat of a Kamaz Paris-Dakar rally truck, five-point harness and all, with a somewhat crazed but totally silent Russian dude at the wheel. We were on […]


ENGINES, ENGINES EVERYWHERE

March 3, 2014

April 11, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 7 There’s no getting around it: this is a diesel kind of year. It sometimes seems that I write about nothing else, and I won’t break the pattern here. The new International MaxxForce engines […]


A STERLING, A MONSTER DIESEL, AND ONE BIG ADVANTAGE

March 3, 2014

December 21, 2005 Vol. 1, No. 8 Well, we’re getting a little closer to the actual introduction of DaimlerChrysler’s gift to its Sterling dealers – a little class 3 to 5 cabover to fill out the product line nicely and […]


The Lockwood Report

March 3, 2014

 THE LOCKWOOD REPORT   A NAVISTAR UPDATE   August 29, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 18   The arbitrary timing of this newsletter doesn’t always fit events, and as the Navistar engine story has developed over the last few weeks, the […]


THE UNIMOG IS 60 YEARS OLD

March 3, 2014

June 8, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 12 One of my all-time favorite trucks is a tough little bugger that doesn’t even haul freight and isn’t totally at home on the road. Mind you, it does a zillion other things. The […]


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 […]