Five truck trend takeaways from November

Five truck trend takeaways from November

With the hauliday season fast approaching, the industry is seeing an increase in orders and deliveries (per the usual)! The pressure is on to deliver in the busiest month of the year. Keeping your fleet on the move is imperative to staying on schedule and on a roll, so when it comes to maintenance, updates and the latest industry news, FE has you covered. Step into the season on the right foot and check out the highlights of November in our most read stories.

5. Sysco charging forward

Sysco’s commitment to zero emissions is electrifying! While other companies are dipping their toes into the pool of electrification, Sysco jumped in the deep end through the deployment of nearly 800 battery electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors by 2026. Check out what Marie Robinson, chief supply chain officer, Sysco Corp., has to say about the company’s sustainability efforts.

4. Tires, fluids and lubricants. Oh my!

If you’re anything like me, you probably feel your heart rate increase as the total fuel cost rapidly climbs at the pump. Nothing can be done about the price, but where you can see a difference is in the way you maintain your trucks. Tire pressure, fluids and lubricants play a big role in fuel economy… or lack thereof. Getting the most out of every gallon is key. Learn more in this On The Road.

3. International’s powertrain impact

Even the best and most advanced components in today’s industry need some sort of upkeep and preventative maintenance to keep them running. How is International tackling the anticipated service needs for their new S13 integrated powertrain? Find out in this Unscripted interview featuring Göran Nyberg, executive vice president, Commercial Operations, Navistar.

2. A partnership that keeps your fleet from falling flat

Under inflation is the number one cause of truck tire problems on today’s roads. This is a statistic being combatted by Pressure Systems International, Meritor, and Clarience Technologies. Through this integration, automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS) and other tire technologies are being rolled out to keep fleets on the move. How is each company contributing to product production? Guess you’ll have to read to find out!

1. A season of thanks

Consider this a bonus: a takeaway within a takeaway! As we transition from one holiday to the next, we wanted to highlight the trips, interviews, and events covered by FE throughout 2022 one last time. 2023 is well on its way, so take a moment to revisit our favorite stories from the year.

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