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Watch: Ride along in Kenworth and Toyota’s new hydrogen-powered truck

At a recent event at the Port of Los Angeles, Kenworth and Toyota showcased a production model of the companies’ hydrogen fuel cell-powered truck, and we had the chance to go for a ride in the truck and test out the technology.

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Watch: The effect of AMTs on drivers

As automated manual transmissions (AMTs) rose through the build ranks of the OEMs, you often heard a similar refrain: “Once you get a driver behind the wheel of an AMT, they will not want to go back to a manual.”

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Watch: The pros and cons of extending oil drain intervals

It’s important to remember that manufacturer oil drain intervals are set for a reason, and that while extending them may work in some applications, it’s not recommended for everyone.

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Watch: Why application is key when spec’ing truck suspensions

We’ve said it before but it bears repeating: application is key when it comes to choosing the right equipment for your truck.

Watch: Hyliion hybrid electric truck test drive

Join FE Editor Jason Morgan in a test drive of the Hyliion hybrid electric truck at the TMC Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Watch: Test driving the Spicer Electrified Medium-Duty Vehicle

Join FE Editor Jason Morgan as he takes a tour of and drives the new Spicer Electrified Medium-Duty Vehicle.

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Watch: Driver-facing cameras—a complicated issue

As you might imagine, driver-facing cameras are often an unpopular idea with truck drivers. Yet, from an equipment management point of view, video telematics can be incredibly helpful. So naturally, there’s some debate over whether taking advantage of this technology is worth it.

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Watch: Let’s talk predictive maintenance

One notable advantage of trucking technology is the opportunity to level the playing field between large and small fleets. Take predictive maintenance, for example, which takes years of data from a wide variety of trucks and aggregates it to predict how much potential there is for an upcoming failure for particular components. Watch the video

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Watch: Inside the cab of the 2020 Freightliner new Cascadia

In January, Daimler Trucks North America (DNTA) announced that the Detroit Assurance 5.0 suite of safety systems would enable the OEM to put the first Level 2 automated heavy-duty truck on the road when the model year 2020 Freightliner new Cascadia rolls off the line later this year. During a recent press event, DTNA detailed

Watch: Dealing with parasitic loads in your trucks

Fleet managers are certainly seeing the effects of parasitic loads on their trucks. In addition to all the new devices draining the electrical, fleets are still battling the usual battery-drain culprits. So what can you do to combat this problem? Watch the video above to learn more, and click here to watch past episodes of

Watch: How new underride guards make trailers safer

Being part of the transportation industry means putting safety above all else. It is the equipment manufacturer’s job when designing trucks and trailers to minimize the potential for serious consequences to both the truck and the other vehicles on the road in the event of a crash. With that in mind, many trailer manufacturers have

Watch: What remote diagnostics can do for you

Remote diagnostics can help keep fleets on top of any maintenance issues by letting them know the nature of the service issue and how urgent it is, so that the fleet manager can make an informed decision. They say that knowledge is power, and a fleet manager’s ultimate power is the ability to have all

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