September 29, 2023
Truck Chat Monthly News Recap [Episode 97]
What fleet-specific features can you expect on the Ford F-150? Which Nissan pickup is getting an 80s throwback? When will the last Peterbilt Model 389 be built? What company did Isuzu choose to partner with on charging? Do you have Work Truck eXchange 2024 on your calendar yet? And who did I interview last for Faces of Fleet?
This month in top Work Truck news, Lauren Fletcher, Executive Editor, Fleet & Trucking at Bobit, shares the top work truck and van fleet news as of September 29, 2023:
🎙 Topics covered this month include:
- 2024 Ford F-150: Explore the upcoming features of the 2024 Ford F-150, including its impressive payload and towing capabilities, and how it enhances fleet productivity.
- Fleet Start Inhibit: Learn about the connectivity to Fleet Start Inhibit, a feature available for Super Duty and the new F-150, allowing fleet managers to control vehicle starts.
- Ford F-150 Hybrid Success: Discover how the Ford F-150 has become the best-selling full-hybrid pickup truck in 2023 and the production increase for 2024.
- 2024 Nissan Frontier: Get details on the 2024 Nissan Frontier, its pricing, new features like the SL grade, and the nostalgic Hardbody Edition.
- Peterbilt's Milestone: Learn about Peterbilt's celebration of the 100,000th Model 389 production and the introduction of the new Model 589.
- Isuzu's EV Charging: Explore Isuzu's partnership with ChargePoint for EV charging infrastructure and the upcoming 2025 NRR EV.
- Fastenal's EV Retrofit: Find out about Fastenal's operational trial with ZEVX to convert pickup trucks to electric vehicles.
- Mullen's Electric Trucks: Learn about Mullen's Class 3 electric truck and its ambitious plans for additional vehicles, including the Mullen ONE compact electric van.
- Motiv Power Systems: Discover the Argo Series electric truck designed to meet medium-duty fleet demands and support California's clean fleet rule.
- Propane-Powered Engines: Explore the partnership between Stanadyne, Katech, and the Propane Education & Research Council for a propane autogas engine solution.
- Truck Chat Video Series: Get an update on Truck Chat's video series, including Faces of Fleet and interviews with industry leaders.
- Work Truck eXchange 2023: Learn about the recent Work Truck eXchange event and the announcement of the 2024 event, offering networking opportunities for fleet decision-makers.
This episode was sponsored in partnership with U.S. Bank.
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