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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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