As of January 1, 2024, most refrigerated truck fleets operating in California will need to have at least 15% of the fleet converted to fully electric refrigeration units. Thermo King’s Preeti Subramanian, senior product manager for truck products, explains what that rule will mean for fleets both large and small.
This episode of HDT's Leadership Insights video podcast, the third in a series, is sponsored by, and produced in partnership with, Thermo King.
While the industry hasn’t yet seen a formal rule on refrigerated trailer products from the California Air Resources Board or the Environmental Protection Agency, just about everyone agrees it’s likely to require an all-electric solution. Thermo King Trailer/Rail Portfolio Leader Sam Doerr explains his company’s approach to the pending rule and how it might affect the users of mobile refrigeration products.
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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.
Happy drivers tend to stay put. So, it's important to open up communication channels with your drivers -- and keep them open. And modern communication technologies can help you do just that.
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.
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