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Five truck trend takeaways from September

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

David Sickels is the Senior Editor of Fleet Equipment. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

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

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5. Can a change in application impact your truck axles?

The easy answer to the question above is: Yes! The more complicated answer to the seemingly simple follow up: How? … that will take some explaining. Click here to learn about all the different impacts.

4. How retreaders have survived the pandemic

The retread industry was well-positioned to continue to grow in 2020. Then, COVID-19 hit, and the industry had to adjust to a new reality. Read about the industry’s adaptations here.

3. Don’t ‘yada yada yada’ the OTR engine reprogramming details

What’s the deal with over-the-air engine reprogramming? That’s no Seinfeld bit; OEMs are now hearing this from their customers every day. If you haven’t tried OTA reprogramming yet, maybe the pandemic has you wondering if it might be your key to increased productivity and efficiency, as well as keeping your trucks out of the service bays. That’s what we’re here to find out.

2. Your questions about electric trucks, answered

Despite the many unexpected challenges that 2020 has brought to every industry, progress towards electrification continues in the trucking industry. Even taking this into account, we don’t know everything about electric trucks yet. Rare is the fleet that has been able to even test one out. So let’s go over a few electric truck FAQs, with OEM electrification experts here to answer them.

1. Peterbilt GM Jason Skoog charts today’s truck support, tomorrow’s truck solutions

Peterbilt made headlines recently when it became the first major North American OEM to open orders for an electric truck, the Peterbilt 220EV. In this exclusive interview, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President Jason Skoog details the technology investments that are keeping fleets productive during this year’s trying pandemic and laying the groundwork for the electric trucks that Peterbilt aims to start rolling off the line by the end of the year. Click here to read the story.

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