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The bottom 2 "Stickies" above you will give you good insight on Winter Starting, what to expect, and how to check the system.
But, Basically, yes cold starting requires everything to be right (batteries, connections, Glow Plugs, Glow Plug Relay) and you should be using the built-in Block Heater when you can in the cold.
Also, the truck specifies 15W oil (15W-40) and this only adds to the load. If you run a 5W synthetic (5W-40) you'll see and improvement in cold starting...