Today's Trucking

TRUCKERS AS ENTREPRENEURS

March 3, 2014

June 20, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 12 A bunch of decades ago when I’d been in this motor-noter game for just a couple of years, Tom Kleysen took me on a tour of the Kleysen Transport facilities in Winnipeg. We […]


NEAT NEWS: TIRES, SPRINGS & COOLANT

March 3, 2014

NEAT NEWS: TIRES, SPRINGS & COOLANT March 1, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 5 Among the nifty new products first seen at the annual meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council in sunny Tampa a couple of weeks back, you’ve got […]


WHEEL SECURITY AND A REACH

March 3, 2014

November 9, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 25 A review of simple wheel-security tools was my main topic last time out, and I chose to do that because… well, with safety compliance getting tougher and with the penalties bigger than ever, […]


SUDDENLY IT’S A MAINSTREAM FUEL

March 3, 2014

May 19, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 10 Before I write anything else, my apologies for being a day late last time out. I’m blameless, I promise you, but I felt I should explain that we suffered a software glitch way […]


GOTTA LOVE THE EFFICIENCY

March 3, 2014

December 17, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 25 More than a few times I’ve joked about fitting some sort of aftertreatment device on the back ends of the world’s cows. Farticulate filters perhaps. It’s not such a bad idea, really, because […]


BOLD TRUCKS, BOLD PROMISE

March 3, 2014

March 26, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 7 Since I was a kid, I’ve been a sucker for tough trucks. At the age of five, I probably figured every truck looked that way, while nowadays I’m a little jaded. But the […]


2010 ARRIVES VERY EARLY

March 3, 2014

January 31, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 3 Boy, oh boy, here it is the tail end of January already and the new product introductions have started in earnest. At the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas we saw new […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

AWARDS AND MILESTONES This time out I’m just going to do a round-up of the latest news. I’ll focus on things you might not have heard about but let’s start with the obvious, the winners of the American Truck Dealers […]


FREIGHTLINER LOOKS AHEAD

March 3, 2014

August 31, 2011 Vol. 7, No. 18 Freightliner is serious about fuel economy. By the 2015 model year, it says a Cascadia with an engine equivalent to an EPA 2007-spec Detroit Diesel, will be between 15% and 20% more fuel […]


ANOTHER ENGINE JOINS THE FRAY

March 3, 2014

January 27, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 2 The heavy-duty engine business, as if it wasn’t already pretty interesting, just got more so with the announcement that PACCAR’s 12.9-litre MX diesel will be on sale by this summer. With emissions control […]


COMPUTER IN THE CAB

March 3, 2014

September 8, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 18 Well, suddenly there’s some serious and intriguing action at both PeopleNet and Qualcomm/Shaw Tracking. And some useful developments at Mack, also on the communications front. Guess that’s the theme today. But first an […]


ADVENTURES IN ENGINEERING

March 3, 2014

April 22, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 8 Montreal in April isn’t quite the same as springtime in Paris, and not just because they speak two different brands of French. You’ll never hear a Parisian say ‘hot dog’ in the middle […]


DAIMLER LOOKS FORWARD

March 3, 2014

November 21, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 24 After yet another jaunt across the wide pond, and more tedious airport security checks than a peaceable guy like me should suffer, I can report that interest in alternate fuels and hybrid drivetrains […]


NO REASON TO IDLE, RIGHT?

March 3, 2014

August 2, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 16 After years and years of cajoling, the anti-idling message just never got through. Like many other observers of this game, I can’t figure out why I still see trucks idling away – on […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

March 14, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 6 There’s lots going on these days, so let’s dig right in. And I’ll start with gaseous fuels powering little trucks. My recent back surgery kept me away from the Work Truck Show in […]