Today's Trucking

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

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. […]


THE LOCKWOOD REPORT

March 3, 2014

NAVISTAR SWITCHING TO SCR? July 4, 2012 Vol. 8, No. 14 Well, well, well… it looks as if Navistar is giving up on its ‘advanced’ exhaust gas recirculation emissions strategy in favor of selective catalytic reduction. So said an article […]


NO SHORTAGE OF ACTION

March 3, 2014

November 4, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 22 For what is normally a ‘slow’ period in our beleaguered industry, things are actually hopping. No surprise, of course, given the pressures to trim and cut back and stay alive while still trying […]


NOBODY BELIEVES ANYBODY?

March 3, 2014

May 6, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 9 As if on cue, I had an e-mail a week ago back from the purchasing chief of a prominent Canadian company looking for help with 2010 engines. Not a trucking outfit, rather a […]


DETROIT IS ROCKING

March 3, 2014

October 24, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 22 Truly a world engine, the new Detroit Diesel DD15 is an interesting piece of work in terms of more than just the hardware. Introduced last week at a press conference at the company’s […]


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 […]


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 […]


ZF, THE LATEST HYBRID PLAYER

March 3, 2014

July 15, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 14 I’ve been waiting to hear this one, namely the entry of ZF Friedrichshafen into the North American hybrid truck market. Nearly a household name in Europe, with a long history of supplying driveline […]


HYBRIDS COMING OF AGE

March 3, 2014

October 22, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 22 My brain’s buzzing, folks, after attending yet another information-intensive event last week. There’s just so much to write about these days and so little space to do it in. Very frustrating. I’ve concluded, […]


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 […]