The world is electronic now, which means there are doorways into our lives and our business that we'd prefer stayed closed. But as the recent Russian hack of the U.S. government shows, we can't always keep the bad guys out. Big fleets have the resources to protect themselves and can hire the expertise they need. Small fleets may not even see themselves as targets, and that leads to a denial of the problem, compounded perhaps by not knowing how to begin building a defense. Kevin Linardic is the chief technology officer at Carrier Logistics, Inc. provides his assessment of the scope of the problem, and some starting point for building your defense against cyber-intruders.
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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.
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.
Season 5 of HDT Talks Trucking dives into a couple of current industry concerns truck insurance and cybersecurity. HDT's editorial team looks back at the year we'd all like to forget and we look forward to what we can expect from 2021. We meet Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine's Safety & Compliance Award winner for 2020, and HDT's 2020 Emerging Leaders. Also, two former competitors who became close friends share a few tales from the pioneering days of fuel economy testing.