How can fleets make informed decisions when buying fuel-saving devices and technologies if they are relying on unreliable data? How often do we hear fleets say they automatically reduce vendor’s fuel-saving estimates by half? Our guest says he has the answer to that problem.
Daryl Bear is the lead engineer and chief operating officer of Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions. He’s a mechanical engineer with 20 years’ experience in motorsports and automotive research and development. From his background in race-car engineering and testing comes a more efficient and accurate method of quantifying fuel savings for heavy trucks.
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Hear what one truck-driver-turned-high-school-teacher is doing to usher in the next generation of truck drivers through one of the nation’s first high school truck driver programs.
Christopher Hart is a former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and a licensed commercial pilot. He has been studying automation in transportation for years. On this episode of HDT Talks Trucking, Chris Hart explains why he’s uneasy about sharing the road with driverless vehicles.
Ryder will soon be managing maintenance services for several fleets of autonomous vehicles. On this episode of HDT Talks Trucking, Ryder’s director of new product strategy, Mike Plasencia, explains what it takes to keep driverless trucks running.
Next spring, wireless service providers will begin shutting down their 3G wireless networks. Mobile devices still using 3G technology will quit working. On this episode of HDT Talks Trucking, Michael Bloom of SmartWitness explains what will happen when they throw the switch, and how fleets can avoid getting left in the digital dark.
In this episode of HDT Talks Trucking, Jim Castalez of Motiv Power Systems talks about what it takes to bring a fleet through a pilot project and grow it to a full-service, fully functioning electric fleet. Hint: It's about much more than just replacing the trucks.
Despite the fuel saving benefits of FA-4 oils, fleets are wading in slowly – and for a number of good reasons. To help sort out the restrictions and explain who can start using FA 4 and who should hold off, we have with us Tom Gauerke, the National Fleet Account Manager at Chevron Global Lubricants North America.
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