Five truck trend takeaways from December

Five truck trend takeaways from December

Take a look back at December's biggest stories while you look ahead to the New Year.

January may be a cold and cloudy month for those of us here in the mid-west, but the start of the year is also a symbol of progression towards bigger and better things. Overall, the trucking industry is constantly evolving and December was no exception. So, before we set our sights on 2023, let’s take a look back on what the last month of 2022 brought us.

Electrifying the final stretch

As the push for sustainability and eco-friendliness continues into the new year, the trucking industry is exploring new ways to reduce its carbon footprint. One potential solution is the electrification of last mile delivery vehicles. In this On The Road, check out the current state of electrification in the last mile sector and explore the benefits and challenges of implementing electric trucks in this context. What will the future hold for electric last-mile deliveries? Maybe 2023 will have the answer.

Slowing down to speed up

In this story, we’ll delve into the concept of downspeeding and how it can help to improve fuel efficiency and performance in trucks. Explore some of the key considerations for implementing downspeeding in a fleet while considering the potential challenges. Whether you’re a fleet manager looking to improve efficiency or just interested in the latest developments in truck technology, this one has something for you.

Going green, saving green

As the demand for sustainable and cost-effective transportation options grows, electric trucks are gaining traction in the trucking industry. In this story, FE takes a closer look at the benefits and challenges of running an electric truck fleet, as well as some of the key considerations for making the switch with the help from Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America. If one this is clear, it’s that this emerging trend of electrification isn’t a fleeting one.

Delivering the spirit of Christmas

We can’t talk about December without recognizing a holiday-centric fan favorite. From transporting gifts and holiday decorations to keeping our roads clear during winter storms, trucks are an integral part of the success of the holiday season. This photo gallery is sure to get you in the spirit of the season once again and appreciate the hardworking trucks that make it all possible.

Rolling ahead

Truck tires may not be the most glamorous component of a commercial vehicle, but they play a crucial role in performance, safety, and overall operating costs. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the latest developments in truck tire technology from Hankook. From innovative designs and materials to advanced tread patterns and pressure monitoring systems, check out how these advancements are improving the performance and efficiency of commercial vehicles.

You May Also Like

Class 8 truck orders hit 18,400 units in January

The final four months of 2022 brought about 159,000 Class 8 net orders.


According to a recent press release published by ACT Research, preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in December were 18,400 units, while NA Classes 5-7 net orders were 17,800 units.

“Given how robust Class 8 orders were into year-end, the relative pause in January is not surprising,” shared Eric Crawford, vice president and senior analyst, ACT Research. “We note that over the final four months of 2022, nearly 159,000 Class 8 net orders were placed, +92% y/y, and only 8% below those placed over the same period in 2020. January’s orders represent the first y/y decline in five months (August).” 

FMCSA has removed One Plus ELD’s ORS device from registered ELD list

The FMCSA will consider motor carriers still using the revoked device as operating without an ELD after April 10, 2023.

Five truck trend takeaways from (FE)bruary

The month of February can be pretty uneventful. Good thing FE has you covered with some great trucking content.

U.S. Bank: Truck freight volumes continue to decline

The fourth quarter 2022 decline points to potential capacity tightening.

Significant increase in TL spot rates observed for early 2023

While market conditions remain broadly loose, ACT Researchers say they are seeing more signs of slowing supply.


Other Posts

JohnDow Dynamic introduces new line of TPMS products

The TPMS retro kit sensors work with virtually any air-filled tire.

The Shyft Group’s Blue Arc Class 3 delivery vans are EPA-certified to achieve 200 miles of range per charge

The Blue Arc delivery van comes equipped with a 165kwh battery pack.

Blue Arc The Shyft Group
BYD delivers its first battery electric terminal tractor to Manhattan Beer Distributors

Manhattan Beer Distributors just received an electric terminal tractor which can provide 22 to 26 hours of consecutive operation.

What predictive maintenance can bring to truck tire management

How to start using tire data and where you could take it to reduce truck tire maintenance costs.