Today's Trucking

MORE BRAKES, MORE SOFTWARE

March 3, 2014

May 10 Vol. 2, No. 11 Before I write anything else here, let me remind you that the 43rd annual Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar is on tap next week. It starts Sunday night, May 28, with a reception sponsored by […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


YOUR NEXT FRONT END?

March 3, 2014

July 19, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 15 So it was back to Europe for me since the last Product Watch e-newsletter, Germany in this case, just in time to join the insanity surrounding the World Cup ‘consolation’ game in Stuttgart. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Product Watch Newsletter, Sept. 28, Vol. 1, No. 2

March 3, 2014

In this second edition of the new Product Watch e-newsletter from Today’s Trucking, we’ve got an interesting new air-ride steer-axle suspension from Dana to talk about, among other things. It’s the new ‘FrontRunner’ suspension, which uses a patented roll-control device […]


THE SHRINKING ATLANTIC

March 3, 2014

September 13, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 19 Medium-duty trucks have been top of mind lately, largely because we just prepared a roundup of 2007-model trucks for the October issue of Today’s Trucking. It’s not the sexiest sector of the truck-making […]


HYBRID POWER, EUROPEAN STYLE

March 3, 2014

September 27, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 20 Amidst the noisy hubbub of the largest truck show on earth, it can be hard to find a common theme. This year’s 61st version of the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany, […]


HIGH-TECH CHALLENGES

March 3, 2014

October 11, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 21 A couple of weeks back I waxed poetic about the huge IAA Commercial Vehicles Show recently held in Hannover, Germany, and specifically about some of the hybrid technology I saw there. That left […]


COUNTERFEITING: A REAL ENEMY

March 3, 2014

October 25, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 22 Counterfeit or knock-off parts are a bigger problem than a lot of folks seem to realize, and the issue doesn’t get a lot of press, so I’m going to spend a little time […]


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 […]


PASS THE INFO

March 3, 2014

Whoops! Our apologies to everyone who somehow received an October 2005 edition of our Lockwood’s Product Watch e-newsletter this week. We’re red in the face. It seems a programming glitch occurred as we tried to make some background improvements, and […]


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 […]