Understanding what your drivers are experiencing and how they feel about their jobs is critical to keeping them happy. Happy drivers tend to stay put. This episode is about the importance of opening up communication channels with your drivers -- and keeping them open.
This episode of HDT Talks Trucking is sponsored by Double Coin.
Automated dispatch systems may be more efficient than direct two-way conversations, but they make the transaction impersonal. A few lines of text on a screen offer few clues about how the other party is feeling. The driver might be happy today, but ready to head for the door tomorrow. How will you ever know if you never actually talk to them?
Max Farrell, the CEO of Workhound, joins HDT’s Jim Park to discuss the importance of communication and keeping channels open to employees.
Bison Transport is a big believer in leveraging technology to improve safety, but the real focus of the safety program is the driver. Listen to this episode of the HDT Talks Trucking podcast to learn more.
Trucking fleet owner John Vaccaro became a big believer in automatic emergency braking, dashcams, and other advanced safety systems after he nearly lost his business due to what could have been a so-called nuclear verdict. Learn why in this episode of HDT Talks Trucking.
The softer freight market has made truck drivers more likely to seek greener pastures. What can fleets learn about recruiting and retention from job application data?
Today, clean diesels make up 57% of the new commercial vehicle population. That’s nearly double where we were a decade ago. And it’s a 10% jump over this time last year. So, what's going on?
Where is the autonomous/self-driving truck industry today? How much longer will we have to wait for Level 4 to mature? What's the holdup? Listen to this podcast episode of HDT Talks Trucking to learn more.
Matt Horton, CEO of Voltera Power, talks to Jim Park on HDT Talks Trucking about BEV charging infrastructure challenges for trucking.
Former USA Truck CEO James Reed recently joined Kodiak Robotics as chief operating officer. He joins HDT's Deborah Lockridge on HDT Talks Trucking to talk about the move and the state of the autonomous-truck industry.
There's a lot more to adopting electric trucks than batteries and range, as HDT's Deborah Lockridge explores in this conversation with Hendrickson's Jeff Sass in this podcast.
EPA's new diesel emissions rule sets very aggressive NOx reduction targets and gives engine makers a very short timeline to get it done. How will these changes affect fleets and truck makers?
Hear from ACT Research Senior Analyst Tim Denoyer about the likelihood of a pre-buy ahead of the new EPA 2027 emissions rules in this HDT Talks Trucking podcast.
The FMCSA has proposed some significant changes to its Safety Measurement System, which is how it prioritizes motor carriers for enforcement. What will those changes mean to trucking companies?
Electric and alternative-fuel vehicles aren't new to UPS, but the company recently took delivery of its first fully electric Class 8 truck, a Freightliner eCascadia. Learn more in this episode of HDT Talks Trucking.
Automatic electronic tolling is becoming more and more common. But a missed plate-read or other error can quickly add up to big bucks. Listen to learn more.
After a test drive, HDT’s Equipment Editor Jim Park sat down with Thomas Healy to talk about the thinking behind the ERX, the benefits of range-extender configurations, and the GHG reduction potential of renewable natural gas.
Listen as Waabi's Dustin Koehl, a former fleet manager and HDT Emerging Leader, explains how the startup company's approach to autonomous trucks is different.
HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park sat down with the new CEO of Nikola, Michael Lohscheller, for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the company and its battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell trucks.
As of January 2024, most refrigerated truck fleets operating in California will need to have at least 15% of the fleet converted to fully electric refrigeration units. In this Leadership Insights podcast, we explore what that rule will mean for fleets large and small.
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