The biggest truck component stories of 2021

The biggest truck component stories of 2021

If you’re reading this the day we posted it–Merry Christmas! You’re probably at a family gathering scrolling on your phone and avoiding eye contact with that one family member you’ve ducked thus far. Well, put on your best serious face to show that you’re really into what you’re reading and get ready to have your Fleet Equipment story stocking stuffed with a host of heavenly truck component coverage!

Yes, I may have already dipped into the egg nog.

Egg Nog

But it’s good, and it gave me just the right amount of clarity I needed to select the biggest truck component stories. So here comes Content Claus right down Component Content Creation Lane.

Electric truck components

Digging into the electric truck component nitty gritty was definitely a highlight of the year. E-axles, regenerative braking, even electric truck fluids were all super interesting conversations that gave us a deeper understanding of the new powertrain technology. Here are the aforementioned highlights of the year.

Component infrastructure

We talked a lot about charging infrastructure this year as well, which gets lumped into components because it’s additional equipment in to which you’ll need to invest when you get into the EV game. Sure, they aren’t bolted on to the truck, but it’s a new category and there are no rules yet! So brush up with our top three charging infrastructure stories.

Component details with David

Here at the Fleet Equipment office (both brick and mortor and virtual) there’s no one merrier than Senior Editor David Sickels, and his On The Road videos series is the gift that keeps giving all year long. Click for the fun intros that wield pop-culture references with abandon, but stay for his deep insight into the world of truck equipment.

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