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  • November 1, 2020

Season 4 Episode 6 - Why We Need Sleep

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Truck drivers' lifestyles and work environments don't always compliment their need for restful and restorative sleep. In an industry where much of the focus on sleep and fatigue is related to compliance, sometimes the need for proper sleep takes a back seat to the rules. This episode is about the importance of sleep. Sleep specialist and best-selling author, Dr. Chris Winter, explains why we need sleep, and what happens when you don't get enough. Dr. Winter offers some tips you can use to ensure you get the sleep you need.

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  • October 19, 2020

Season 4 Episode 5 - HDT's Alternative Fuel Overview

As trucking moves to wide-scale adoption of alternative fuels, it's becoming clear that we will need a little bit of everything to keep our wheels turning as greenly as possible. Deborah Lockridge and Jim Park explore the pros and cons of today's most promising alternatives to diesel: battery electric, fuel-cell electric and renewable natural gas.

  • October 16, 2020

Season 4 Episode 4 - What Penske Has Learned About Electric Trucks, So Far

Penske Truck Leasing has had an electric truck trial and evaluation project underway in southern California since 2017. They are trying to understand everything that would go right and everything that could go wrong with integrating several classes of electric trucks into a traditional fleet environment. Penske's head of fleet procurement and planning, Paul Rosa, shares his experience, so far.

  • October 16, 2020

Season 4 Episode 3 - Yes Virginia, Diesel Does Have a Future

If you think diesel is dead, or even on its last legs, you may come away with a completely different point of view after listing to this episode. Allen Schaeffer is the head of the Diesel Technology Forum, and one of diesel's greatest proponents. He explains why diesel engines aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

  • October 16, 2020

Season 4 Episode 2 - Renewable Natural Gas, the Energy Source Nobody's Talking About

Renewable natural gas is methane gas produced by decomposing organic matter from sources like landfills, dairy farms, and wastewater treatment plants. It can be economically collected and used to power trucks. Hugh Donnell of natural-gas engine maker, Cummins Westport, describes the challenges and benefits of wider RNG adoption as a truck fuel.

  • October 16, 2020

Season 4 Episode 1 - What Can we Learn from Truck Crash Investigations?

The National Transportation Safety Board doesn't investigate every truck crash but digs deep into some for insight that could help prevent future crashes of a similar nature. Robert Molloy, the director of NTSB's Office of Highway Safety explains why it investigates certain crashes and shares some of the conclusions drawn from two specific truck accidents.

  • October 17, 2020

HDT Talks Trucking Season 4 Trailer

Season 4 rounds out our first year of podcasts. This season we look at the future of fuel, including battery electric and renewable natural gas, and our tried-and-true diesel engines. We also have one special episode that's bound to put you to sleep. And HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge joins host Jim Park for a rousing discussion on alternative fuels, the cover story from our October issue.