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HDT Talks Trucking

Go behind the scenes with the industry’s most seasoned trucking reporters as they bring you expert insights and interview industry professionals.

Season One Trailer

Listen to a preview of what's to come on the HDT Talks Trucking podcast! HDT Equipment Editor, Jim Park, gives an overview of what topics the podcast covers, as well as a sneak peek with clips from season one.

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Season 1 Episode 2 - How Far Have We Come with Electric Trucks?

Jim Park, HDT Equipment Editor, and Jack Roberts, HDT Senior Editor, discuss the electric future and their experiences driving and reporting on various electric trucks in recent years. You will also hear excerpts from Fleet Forward Conference presentations given by Bill Combs, Director of Connected Fleet at Penske Transportation Solutions, and Chris Nordh, Senior Director of Advanced Vehicle Technology at Ryder Systems.

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Season 1 Episode 3 - Does Trucking Have a Drug Problem?

In this episode of HDT Talks Trucking, we sit down with Dave Osiecki, President and CEO of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, to get answers to some of the biggest questions that the FMCSA’s long-awaited Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is posing to motor carriers.

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Season 1 Episode 5 - ELDs: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Mike Ahart, VP of Regulatory Affairs at Omnitracs, and John Seidl, a former commercial vehicle enforcement official-turned transportation-consultant and VP of Risk Services at Reliance Partners, weigh in on what the trucking industry looks like now post-ELD Mandate. It turns out, Dec. 18, 2019 wasn’t the end of the ELD story, and that plenty of issues remain unresolved.

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Season Two Trailer

Get a sneak peek of HDT Talks Trucking Season Two! This season, we talk employee misclassification, autonomous trucks, maintenance—and we introduce the next generation of trucking leadership – HDT’s Emerging Leaders.

Season 2 Episode 1 - Does California's AB-5 law mean the end of the owner-operator?

This episode addresses the potential impact of AB-5 and other efforts to end employee misclassification. Guests include Julie Gutman Dickinson, California local counsel to the Teamsters Union Port Division, Fred Potter, President of Teamsters Union Local No. 469 in Hazlet, New Jersey, and Joe Rakavatz, director of government affairs and communications for the Western States Trucking Association.

Season 2 Episode 2 - Meet Trucking Emerging Leaders

HDT editor-in-chief, Deborah Lockridge, discusses the annual Emerging Leaders awards and talks to three of the past honorees about their views on trends and issues facing trucking, including what fleets and the industry can do to recruit and encourage young leaders like themselves.

Special Report: Surviving COVID-19

Kansas City-based team lease-operators Chanté and Chris Drew caught COVID-19 while on the road in March. They were laid up at home for almost a month, plagued by uncertainty, financial pressure, and of course the disease itself.

Season Three Trailer

In Season Three of HDT Talks Trucking, we discuss the possible future of autonomous trucks, dig into advanced fuel-saving technology, and hear from the National Transportation Safety Board on why it wants to see drivers tested for obstructive sleep apnea. In addition, we'll meet the HDT 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators and talk to industry experts about reducing driver turnover and improving company culture.