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Five truck trend takeaways from October

Here are the biggest stories from October focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.

David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. 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 October focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.


5. Why more collaboration means moving to the cloud

If we’re being honest, the most difficult thing about truck technology isn’t spec’ing it—it’s actually using it. James Langley, senior vice president of Trimble Transportation, understands that challenge all too well. What’s the solution? Click here to find out.

4. Tackling engine oil topics: FA-4, used oil analysis, transmission and axle greases, and more

Engine oil is more complicated than a viscosity number. Click here to read on and learn about FA-4 oils; the latest in engine oil technologies and advancements; the importance of used oil analysis; and the importance of using the right oils and greases throughout the rest of the powertrain.


3. Kenworth talks hydrogen fuel cells, battery electric trucks and where both fit in

With Kenworth working on both battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric truck development, click here to read the thoughts of Brian Lindgren of Kenworth, who talks about the future as battery electric and fuel cell trucks progress toward widespread commercial readiness.


2. The secrets to spec’ing your next vocational truck chassis

Vocational trucks are built to tackle jobs other trucks would find impossible, and each combination of truck, job and fleet is just as unique. So, it pays to put in the hours ahead of time spec’ing every component to go above and beyond no matter the situation. The truck is literally riding on getting the chassis right, and fleet managers have minute details they must consider when spec’ing the truck. Click here to find out what they are.


1. Where you see DTNA’s renewed vocational focus in the Western Star 49X

When Daimler Trucks North America announced that it was reorganizing its entire organization to focus more on the application (on-highway; vocational) vs. brand (Freightliner; Western Star), the big question was: Where will we see this in the product? We now have the answer with the 49X. Click here to read the story.



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