Five truck trend takeaways from November

Five truck trend takeaways from November

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.

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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.

5. Adoption of FA-4 oil continues to be slow

Introduced three years ago, the American Petroleum Institute (API)’s CK-4 and FA-4 oil categories were billed as the next generation of oil, improving on the engine protection and fuel economy benefits offered by previous engine oil categories.

Managing Editor Alex Crissey delves into the oily details.

4. What is the electric truck impact on tire design? Penske, ATD pilot program aims to find out

The collaboration gives ATD an opportunity to add electric trucks to its fleet, and the company says it is the first tire distributor to pilot electric vehicles as part of its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030.

Learn more here.

3. A dedicated dashboard can help fleet managers who are drowning in data

With hundreds, even thousands of trucks to manage on the road, and real-time updates coming in from each of these trucks, a fleet manager may feel like he or she is drowning in data. A well-designed telematics dashboard can serve as a fleet manager’s lifeboat when it comes to managing all this information.

Click here to read more.

2. What your fleet needs to know about scan tools

Fleet managers can help avoid the downtime of waiting on or sending a truck to the dealership by owning the right scan tools. Not only can this minimize headaches, it can save the fleet money.

Find out how.

1. Executive Interview: Kenworth is rolling with the changes

In a time in which the industry is constantly shifting and changing, and with more changes looming over the horizon, Kenworth Truck Co.’s Kevin Baney is building on his R&D and sales backgrounds to make sure Kenworth is well positioned for the present and the future.

Read the full story here.

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Albert Gore named ZETA executive director

Joe Britton, ZETA’s previous executive director, will remain president of ZETA’s board of directors.

The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) announced that Albert Gore has taken over as executive director effective Jan. 3. Gore joins ZETA after seven years at Tesla, most recently as the lead for public policy and business development in the Eastern and Midwestern United States—having previously been deputy director of policy and electricity markets at SolarCity prior to its acquisition by the company. Joe Britton, ZETA’s previous executive director, will remain president of ZETA’s board of directors.

An overview of the TPMS and ATIS offerings

There is a wide variety of tire inflation technology available, both in TPMS and ATIS form. Let’s take a quick look at some of the offerings.

New ways to help your trucks maintain the proper tire pressure

Let’s take a look at some of the new products that are helping trucking companies get the most ROI out of their tires.

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Using the proper coolant is essential to protect engines

The solution is training. Anyone who may add coolant to a radiator needs to understand the type of coolant required by the vehicle and the danger of topping off with the wrong coolant.

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Manufacturers continue to roll out electric medium-duty trucks

Peterbilt, Kenworth, Navistar, Daimler, Freightliner and Cummins are a few of the companies making recent leaps in electric medium-duty truck development.

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Why this year will be the ‘Year of Fuel Efficiency’ regulations

Plus top takes on the CHIPS Bill, Repair Act and what this Congress can actually get done.

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FTR reports: Shipper’s conditions stabilize

Aside from a large increase in diesel prices during the month, shippers’ market conditions were more positive m/m.

Live Blog: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue 2023 (Updated!)

It’s the first trucking event of the year! Here’s what happened, as it happened.

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