It has been said that more than 5 million trucks in North America could be converted from fossil-fuel power to electric power, today. The sweeping simplicity of that statement, however, belies the complexity of actually making it happen. Jim Castalez, the chief technology officer and founder of Motiv Power Systems, has been electrifying Class 4-6 delivery vehicle fleets for 12 years. With more than a million miles under his belt, he has a few insights on how fleets can successfully make the switch from internal combustion engines to electric drivetrains.
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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.
Are you frustrated by inaccurate performance claims by fuel saving device manufacturers? Our guest on this episode of HDT Talks Trucking, Daryl Bear of Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions, says better testing can provide more reliable data to help fleets with their buying decisions.
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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