From Jack Roberts, Senior Editor, TruckingInfo:
t’s always customary this time of year to take a look back as things wind down and see if there are any lessons to be learned or if any visible trends emerged. And I think it’s safe to say that 2017 was one for the books.
It is very possible that the past year will go down as a “transformative” one – a year where people stopped talking about the future and started to live it. If nothing else, it will go down as the year of the electric truck, given moves by Nikola, Mitsubishi Fuso, International, Volkswagen and, of course, Tesla.
Of course, diesel trucks didn’t do badly at all, either, during 2017. We saw several OEMs launch next-generation Class 8 models.