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August’s five truck trend takeaways

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 August focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.

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Managing Editor of Fleet Equipment Magazine

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 August focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.

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5. Introduction of the new engine oil categories draws closer

Change is coming to the heavy-duty industry in the form of two new engine oil categories: FA-4 and CK-4, which go into effect on Dec. 1. With this data drawing ever closer, FE came out with a special engine oil supplement in August for the occasion. The supplement’s articles include this explanation of the new categories and whether they’re compatible; this look at the future of filtration; this look at the regulation behind the ruling; and plenty more.

FE‘s deep dive into the new oil categories wasn’t limited to the written word—August also brought this video visit with Lubrizol, which outlined three things fleets need to know about the new engine oil categories.

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4. Fleets, industry leaders react to new fuel efficiency standards

Many of the country’s best-known fleets, truck and component manufacturers, and industry leaders released their reactions to the Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 rulings, which were recently released by the EPA and NHTSA. From truck makers like Daimler to fleets like UPS to agencies like the NAFA Fleet Management Association, click here to see what they all had to say.

3. A look at Kenworth’s 2017 truck lineup

A visit by FE Associate Editor Alex Crissey to Kenworth headquarters in Washington yielded several pieces, including this talk with new Kenworth General Manager Mike Dozier on the company’s growth, their place in the truck market, and plans for the future; and this photo gallery of Kenworth’s 2017 truck lineup.

2. The right equipment can keep the right drivers in the seats

This month’s executive interview is with Denny Mooney, International Trucks’ senior vice president of global product development, who spoke about how spec’ing high-quality equipment can help fleets cope with the driver shortage and constant turnover. Read the full interview here.

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1. The On the Road series rolls on with two new videos

The newest episode in Fleet Equipment’s On the Road series is a test drive with the latest Cummins engines, the X15 Efficiency Series and the X15 Performance series. The video also includes a talk with Cummins’ Tim Proctor about the differences between the two engines and what fleets can expect from the new offering.

A partnership between ZF and WABCO birthed a level two autonomous system that assists the driver in performing an emergency braking lane change to avoid a collision—FE takes a look at the latest in autonomous technology here. And don’t forget to bookmark FEOntheRoad.com, the new home for all our video content and more.

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