Trade Show Talk: Trends kicking off 2024

Trade Show Talk: Trends kicking off 2024

Alternative fuels, connectivity, efficiency—there's been plenty to report on from trucking trade shows, but which topics stuck out most?

Geotab Connect, HDAW, TMC, Work Truck Week—It’s been a busy start to the year here at Fleet Equipment. From tires to tech, connectivity to components, there’s a list of topics that we’ve covered as companies look to deliver new products throughout this year, and beyond.

What have been some of the key themes so far? If you guessed EVs, you’d be right… sort of. While the race to the electrified future is always top of mind when talking about industry developments, this year, another big “E” took center stage, and that is efficiency. Many companies seem to be focusing on improving current generation technology to make sure fleets can get the most out of the money they’ve invested in their trucks.

Those are just a few examples from TMC, and that include one of the biggest recent announcements, Volvo’s new VNL which, among many other changes, features a bevy of new connectivity and safety technologies designed to protect people both inside, and outside of the cab.

We’re not forgetting about the Work Truck Show, which is where much of the EV buzz came from, this year.

Check out the video above to join Jason Morgan, Alex Crissey and myself as we delve into the trends and memorable experiences from the trucking trade shows that kicked off 2024.

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