Five truck trend takeaways from November – Fleet Equipment Magazine

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David Sickels is the Senior Editor of Fleet Equipment. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.
We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from November focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.
Like it or not, it’s time to start preparing for winter truck service-related issues. No-starts, frozen air lines–you name it. In this episode of FE Data Center, the two Jasons take a look at what you need to have on your PM check list to make sure you’re ready for when the temperatures drop.
Electric truck powertrain technology has leveled the playing field, putting new names like BYD, Lion and Tesla next to established industry players–Freightliner, Volvo, Peterbilt, Mack, Kenworth, and International. Here at FE, a new truck OEM name hits our inbox seemingly weekly with a deluge of product announcements. We treat these newcomers with a hefty dose of skepticism, but that’s not to say that they should be discounted.
Click here to read about some of the new players in the electric truck space.
Daimler Truck North America President and Chief Executive Officer John O’Leary recently sat down with the media to help us take a deeper dive into Daimler Trucks’s directives for the foreseeable future. We talk about diesel’s future, hydrogen, supply chain strains and more.
Click here to get the scoop on the future of Daimler Trucks.
The fact is, there’s so much happening in the EV space that it takes more than one editor to cover it. Actually, it takes more than one brand. That’s why Fleet Equipment has teamed with its sister publication The Buzz, a consumer EV-focused publication, to talk about the recent developments in the EV space, the latest equipment news and how the consumer and commercial EV markets are impacting each other in a new video podcast: The Amped EV Podcast.
Tune in to our first episode here.
Peter Voorhoeve is serious about trucking sustainability. And the Volvo Trucks North America president doesn’t mean sustainability that happens tomorrow or the day after. For Volvo Trucks and fleets across the country, it means now. Right now. While Volvo Trucks has seen early success with the adoption of its VNR Electric–Voorhoeve knows that decarbonization efforts span all of the offered truck powertrains. And yes, even diesel.
For the full story of how Volvo Trucks plans to offer a zero-emissions product lineup by 2040 and what fleets can do today to start decarbonizing, click here.
Heavy-duty: FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index in double digits as freight rates strengthen
Heavy-duty: Used truck prices expected to continue climbing
Heavy-duty: Commercial vehicle challenges are supply, not demand, driven
Heavy-duty: Preliminary U.S. net trailer orders for October at 16,700 units

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