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First off, let me apologize for our gaffe a little while ago — this newsletter was sent out without its… well, without its newsletter. I say ‘our’ gaffe but it was really just mine. Sorry, folks. Probably won’t happen again.

CHANGE IS A-COMIN’ with The Lockwood Report. I’ve been urged to expand my horizons to write about things other than the product side of trucking, though I can’t imagine I’ll stray too far afield too often. I’m a gearhead, plain and simple, and the things that make trucks go and stop and do all the other things they must do are the things I most love writing about. And it’s not as if there’s any shortage of subject matter here in my corner.

Then again, I get around other parts of the industry too and certainly have opinions on all manner of things that have nothing to do with the greasy bits. Or, lest I forget, the digital thingys. Really, no matter where I might look, there’s no shortage of topics worth my attention in this game of ours. And, assuming I read you right, worth your attention as well.
Hell, on those days when I can find my funny bone, I might even chuck a little humor in your direction. 
For the moment, though, let me stick with the familiar.
BEING A SUCKER FOR OLD TRUCKS, I’m happy to help Kenworth celebrate its 90th birthday by showing the picture below of an early KW fleet. From the 1920s, I’m told, though I have no other information to offer. The two trucks on the left are KWs, I’m pretty sure. The one on the right is a question mark for me. The pic’s mighty small, I know, but has anybody got a clue?
The enterprise was launched in 1923 when Harry W. Kent and Edgar K. Worthington incorporated the Gersix Motor Company as ‘Kenworth’. Look at the founders’ last names to understand the genesis.
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Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to

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