Today's Trucking

A MAGIC RETREAD

March 3, 2014

August 16, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 17 Not a busy couple of weeks – is everyone on holiday except me? — so there’s not a lot of dramatic product news to report here. That said, the Michelin self-generating retread – […]


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 […]


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 HITS OF 2006

March 3, 2014

December 6, 2006 Vol. 2, No. 25 It’s nearly the end of 2006, so I thought I’d take a second look at just a very few of the year’s best new products, some of those that, in my humble opinion, […]


HYBRIDS RULE THE ROOST

March 3, 2014

March 14, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 6 Not surprisingly, hybrid diesel/electric trucks dominated the Work Truck Show and 43rd annual convention of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) in indianapolis last week. It was no surprise because the hybrid truck […]


A REPORT FROM MID-AMERICA

March 3, 2014

March 28, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 7 Last time out I covered the Work Truck Show in this newsletter and said that hybrid diesel/electric trucks had dominated the affair. Well, I spent last week at the Mid-America Truck Show and […]


LOOKING AHEAD

March 3, 2014

January 4, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 1 First off, happy new year! So, it seems we’ve just launched ourselves into 2007. The year that took on a size and shape all its own long before it actually arrived, as we […]


TRAINING AT A NEW LEVEL

March 3, 2014

February 28, 2007 Vol. 3, No.5 More than a year ago Ron Gervais told me he was working with a training expert on a new air-brake instructional tool. There can’t be many folks on the planet who understand truck brakes […]


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 […]


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 […]


WANTED: GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

March 3, 2014

May 23, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 10 Sometimes I get jealous when I hear about the work going on in the United States and Europe to explore new technologies, new fuels, new ways of trucking smarter. There are demonstration projects […]


OF BUYOUTS AND BIOFUELS

March 3, 2014

June 6, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 11 Mostly tidbits this time out, my friends, as there’s been no earth-shattering development along product lines in the last couple of weeks. Well, let me qualify that a little. Some of these tidbits […]


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 […]


THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A NEW TRUCK

March 3, 2014

May 9, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 9 For a hardware junkie like yours truly, a new truck – and I mean a really new truck – is a bit like a present under the Christmas tree. It’s just plain exciting. […]


WANTED: SLIPPERY TRAILERS

March 3, 2014

July 4, 2007 Vol. 3, No. 13 Let me open with a stunner, not about a product but a much needed service. A dog wash. Or, presumably, a raccoon wash. Skunk wash. Even — if you’ll pardon the expression — […]