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December 21, 2022

Top Trucking Stories of 2022 [Video]

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking, and hosts of HDT Talks Trucking, come together to talk about their top stories of 2022 in this special editorial panel episode.

This episode is sponsored by Citgo


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Throughout the year HDT Talks Trucking has been covering the top story each month in our Behind the News segment, those picks were based on website analytics data, but in this episode, we bring together our top editors to see what has stuck out to them the most in the industry, and in their own reporting. Welcome HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge, Senior Contributing Editor Jack Roberts, Equipment Editor Jim Park and Managing Editor Vesna Brajkovic.

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • AB5: The end of the owner-operator business model as we know it.
  • Truck electrification: The realization that it's not going to be easy or cheap to electrify the Class 8 trucking industry
  • Alternative fuels developments
  • Autonomous trucking: What do shake-ups in the self-driving truck world mean for the  industry?

🏫 Resources:

From Jack Roberts: 3 Things I Learned About Trucking Tech in 2022

From Deborah Lockridge: The Broader Freight Impact of California’s AB5 [Video]

Jack Robert's ride-and-drive of the Plus Autonomous System: Behind the Wheel of the Plus Autonomous System

TuSimple, Navistar End Autonomous Truck Partnership

⏱ Timestamps

0:00 Introduction

0:48 Citgo Ad

01:32 Deborah Lockridge's top story of 2022: Assembly Bill 5 in California

03:03 Jim Park's thoughts on AB5

05:03 Jim Park's top story of 2022: Realities of truck electrification

06:33 Jack Robert's top story of 2022: Alternative fueling

09:33 Vesna Brajkovic's top story of 2022: Autonomous trucking shake-ups

10:56 Public perspective of autonomous trucking

12:38 OEM partnerships with autonomous trucking companies

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