It seems hardly a week goes by here at Heavy Duty Trucking that we aren’t reporting on something related to electric trucks, so we’re digging into the electric future in this episode of HDT Talks Trucking.
Podcast host and Equipment Editor Jim Park and HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts share their experiences driving and reporting on various electric trucks over the last several years. You’ll also hear briefly from Bill Combs, the director of Connected Fleet at Penske Transportation Solutions, and Chris Nordh, the senior director of advanced vehicle technology at Ryder Systems, with some thought-provoking comments from presentations they gave at the Fleet Forward Conference.
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Just days before the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements were to go into effect, the FMCSA announced a two-year delay. In this episode, we talk to three guests with stake in the ELDT program, and explore why they are unhappy with the delay and what they believe the consequences of this decision will be.
Mike Ahart, VP of Regulatory Affairs at Omnitracs, and John Seidl, a former commercial vehicle enforcement official-turned transportation-consultant and VP of Risk Services at Reliance Partners, weigh in on what the trucking industry looks like now post-ELD Mandate. It turns out, Dec. 18, 2019 wasn’t the end of the ELD story, and that plenty of issues remain unresolved.
This episode looks at highlights from a Fleet Forward Conference panel discussion, in which HDT Talks Trucking host Jim Park and panelists discuss how electric trucks will work in real-world fleet operations, focusing on integration, cost, and productivity.
In this episode of HDT Talks Trucking, we sit down with Dave Osiecki, President and CEO of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, to get answers to some of the biggest questions that the FMCSA’s long-awaited Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is posing to motor carriers.
Virginia Tech senior researcher, Matt Camden, joins this episode of HDT Talks Trucking to provide insights into how changing driving hiring policies, building a better safety culture, and adopting some advanced safety technology can improve fleet safety performance and better CSA scores.
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