Five truck trend takeaways from January

Five truck trend takeaways from January

Embrace the month and catch up on January's popular stories and a bonus one too.

It’s common for the month of February to get a bad wrap. We associate it with cold weather, cloudy skies, and the official end to the holiday season. Even though it is the shortest month of the year all of these things can make it feel like a long one. Let’s not focus on the negatives! This is the month that also brings us Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day and, of course, the Super Bowl (halftime show!). So don’t let the cold weather dampen your spirits. Instead, let’s look for the silver lining and make the most out of this month. Before we charge into February, catch up on the most popular stories from the month of January we don’t want you to miss. We even threw in a bonus story for you to check out–you can thank us later.

5. Revving up for the future

Get ready for some serious diesel engine power in 2024! These bad boys are set to take fuel efficiency and emissions reduction to the next level as sustainability efforts continue to be at the forefront of fleet priorities. Hold on to your trucker hats, because the future of diesel engines is coming fast and looking bright. It’s time to gear up and get ready to embrace the new era of diesel engines. Check out the new products and regulations coming to us in the years to come.

4. Talking tires far and wide

Are you curious about cutting-edge advancements in truck technology? You might be surprised to learn that the latest trend in the industry is not centered around flashy digital solutions, but rather on practical and environmentally-friendly innovations. One such innovation is the use of wide-base tires, which are quickly gaining popularity among trucking companies. These specially designed tires not only improve fuel efficiency and reduce weight on the vehicle, but also lead to significant cost savings and a reduction in environmental impact. As the industry continues to adapt and prioritize cost-effectiveness and environmental responsibility, wide-base tires are poised to revolutionize the industry. Let’s dive deeper and discover more about these game-changing tires and their potential to transform the trucking industry.

3. Expect the unexpected

Are you ready to uncover the future of the trucking industry? Follow along as we delve into the world of freight market predictions in this rundown of FTR’s State of Freight report. From the rise of e-commerce to the impact of technology, we’ll explore the trends and forces shaping the industry. We may not have a crystal ball, but we do have something better–data, and lots of it!

2. Don’t get your EV wires crossed

We explore the vital topic of service training for electric vehicles in the commercial fleet industry as they become more prevalent on our roads. We delve into the distinct maintenance and repair requirements of EVs in comparison to traditional internal combustion engine trucks and how the industry is stressing the importance of having technicians who are proficient in servicing electrical systems. Additionally, we shed light on the challenges fleet managers may face in finding qualified technicians and the various training options available to overcome this.

Training makes perfect and the time to start is now.

1. Coverage of the first trucking event of the year

Gear up for the future of heavy-duty aftermarket with this must-read from HDAW! Discover the latest trends and innovations that are set to shake up the industry in 2023 and beyond. From emerging technologies to changing regulations, this story gives you the inside scoop on what you need to know to stay ahead of the trucking game. Don’t miss out on this dialogue of the heavy-duty aftermarket.

We told you there was a bonus. Keeping on trend with HDAW, check out the event’s photo gallery.

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