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  • March 31, 2020

Season 2 Episode 4 - Electric Trucks Might Not be as Easy as We First Thought

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Vehicle electrification is probably the most profound change ever to hit transportation -- and the trucking industry in particular -- but getting those trucks into widespread service will be challenging. Jim Park talks with Rick Mihelic, the director of future technologies at the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), about where we'll get all the energy to power those electric trucks, and how those trucks will change just about everything we currently know about buying, selling, operating, and maintaining trucks.

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  • March 31, 2020

Season 2 Episode 6 - How Can Fleets Reduce Unscheduled Downtime?

Learn vehicle maintenance best practices from Jim Buell, executive vice president of sales and marketing at FleetNet America, and Tony Morthland, director of equipment and facilities at Nussbaum Transportation.

  • March 31, 2020

Season 2 Episode 5 - Making Sense of All Those Economic Numbers

Jeff Kauffman, an HDT columnist and managing director for Loop Capital Markets and head of Tahoe Ventures joins the podcast to discuss aspects of the economy that affect trucking directly and attempt to make sense of the latest economic forecasts.

  • March 31, 2020

Season 2 Episode 3 - Self-driving Trucks: Savior or Scourge for Trucking?

Richard Bishop of Bishop Consulting joins HDT Talks Trucking as an automated vehicles industry analyst to discuss topics, including how will regulators make rules regarding self-driving trucks? Are they a solution to the driver shortage?

  • March 31, 2020

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.

  • March 31, 2020

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.

  • March 13, 2020

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.