Season 5 of HDT Talks Trucking delves into a couple of current industry concerns, insurance costs and cybersecurity. Andrew Ladebauche and Brian Runnels of Reliance Partners shed some light on why truck insurance is so pricey. Kevin Linardic, the Chief Technology Officer at Carrier Logistics Incorporated talks about the need to lock down your data. HDT's editorial team, Deb Lockridge, David Cullen and Jack Roberts, looks back at the year we'd all like to forget, and forward to what we can expect from 2021. We meet Adam Lang, chief risk officer of Halvor Lines. He's Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine's Safety & Compliance Award winner for 2020. We also introduce you to HDT's 2020 Emerging Leaders. And to top off Season 5, two former competitors who became close friends, Detroit Diesel's Chuck Blake and Caterpillar's Bob Wessels, share a few tales from the pioneering days of fuel economy testing with the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council.
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Last year, 2020, was a train wreck and 2021 got off to a pretty interesting start. What's ahead in 2021, or in the four years to come of the Biden administration? HDT's editorial team of Deborah Lockridge, David Cullen, Jack Roberts and Jim Park cast a relieved eye back at 2020 and wary eye ahead at 2021.
Bob Wessels and Chuck Blake, despite their competitive positions, understood the need for "real world" fuel economy testing that fleets could believe. The pair worked side by side for a couple of decades pioneering reliable and repeatable test methods. Bob and Chuck accumulated more than a few stories over the years, and they share some of them on this episode of HDT Talks Trucking.
If you're a typical small fleet in North America, you may think you're not big enough to attract a hacker's attention. You may think cyber-attacks happen only to big fleets because they have more of what interests the hackers. But according to our guest, Kevin Linardic of Carrier Logistics Incorporated, you'd be dead wrong.
What some are calling an insurance crisis is driving up operating costs and forcing fleets to change driver hiring and training practices. Andrew Ladebauche and Brian Runnels, both of Reliance Partners, unpack the challenge and explain how fleets can minimize the financial hit at renewal time.
Adam Lang is Halvor Lines' chief risk officer. He came to this industry just eight years ago. In that short time, he established himself as a leader and collaborator at Halvor Lines. In recognition of his efforts and enthusiasm, Adam was named HDT's Safety & Compliance Award winner for 2020.
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