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  • July 17, 2020

Season 3 Episode 2: The Future of Fuel Economy

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Sometime later this year the first of the GHG 2021 trucks will hit dealer lots. To meet the first round of GHG reduction targets, these trucks will be fitted mostly with existing fuel saving technology; aero devices, low-rolling resistance tires, etc. To meet the 2024 and 2027 targets, truck makers may need to get a bit more aggressive in their use advanced technologies. HDT's Jim Park and Mike Roeth of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency discuss how truck and engine makers will achieve those goals. As well, Robb Janak of Jacobs Engine Brakes and Joel Morrow, moderator of the 9+ MPG Facebook page share their thoughts on engine cylinder deactivation and advanced engine downspeeding.

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  • July 17, 2020

Season 3 Episode 6: How to Improve Driver Retention

Jim Park speaks with Brad Fulton and Allyson Smith of Stay Metrics to understand why drivers leave, the top 3 things carriers can do to address turnover, and communicating expectations to recruits.

  • July 17, 2020

Season 3 Episode 5: Truck Safety's Most Wanted

NTSB board members Thomas Chapman and Michale Graham speak with Jim Park about why the agency wants to see certain changes implemented, and how the number of crash fatalities could be reduced substantially if the recommendations were followed by various regulatory agencies.

  • July 17, 2020

Season 3 Episode 4: Meet HDT's 2020 Fleet Innovators, Part 2

Jim Park and Deborah Lockridge sit down with three of the six HDT 2020 Fleet Innovator recipients - Darrel Wilson of Wilson Logistics, Danny Lilley of Werner Enterprices, and Roy Markham of Ben E. Keith Foods.

  • July 17, 2020

Season 3 Episode 3: Meet HDT's 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators, Part 1

Doug Lloyd of Averitt Express, Chris Woody of M&W Logistics, and Mike Palmer of Estes Express Lines sit down with Jim Park to discuss being recipients of the HDT 2020 Fleet Innovators awards and the tactics that led them there.

  • July 17, 2020

Season 3 Episode 1: Could Autonomous Trucks Still Be Decades Away?

Stefan Seltz-Axmacher created and ran Starsky Robotics, billed as the first venture to operate a truly driverless truck on a public highway. The company started in 2015 but closed its doors five years later, when, as he put it, the downpour of investor interest became a drizzle. He says investors were not prepared to fund the “last mile” of the project. Will other AI-driven autonomous truck ventures run into similar problems perfecting their technology?

  • June 22, 2020

Season Three Trailer

In Season Three of HDT Talks Trucking, we discuss the possible future of autonomous trucks, dig into advanced fuel-saving technology, and hear from the National Transportation Safety Board on why it wants to see drivers tested for obstructive sleep apnea. In addition, we'll meet the HDT 2020 Truck Fleet Innovators and talk to industry experts about reducing driver turnover and improving company culture.