On this season of HDT Talks Trucking, we pose the question, “Are truck owner-operators trucking entrepreneurs, or poorly disguised employees?” We’ll dig into the issue of employee misclassification, California’s effort to crack down on it, and what that could mean for trucking.
We also explore autonomous trucks—what they mean for drivers and if the technology is even ready. We will share maintenance lessons learned at this year’s TMC meeting as well as more surprising facts about electric trucks.
Finally, we’ll introduce you to the next generation of trucking leadership – HDT’s Emerging Leaders. We hope you’ll tune in for Season Two!
Jeff Kauffman, an HDT columnist and managing director for Loop Capital Markets and head of Tahoe Ventures joins the podcast to discuss aspects of the economy that affect trucking directly and attempt to make sense of the latest economic forecasts.
HDT speaks with Rick Mihelic, the director of future technologies at the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), about the necessary resources to power electric trucks, and how they create sweeping change to what we currently know about buying, selling, operating, and maintaining trucks.
Richard Bishop of Bishop Consulting joins HDT Talks Trucking as an automated vehicles industry analyst to discuss topics, including how will regulators make rules regarding self-driving trucks? Are they a solution to the driver shortage?
HDT editor-in-chief, Deborah Lockridge, discusses the annual Emerging Leaders awards and talks to three of the past honorees about their views on trends and issues facing trucking, including what fleets and the industry can do to recruit and encourage young leaders like themselves.
This episode addresses the potential impact of AB-5 and other efforts to end employee misclassification. Guests include Julie Gutman Dickinson, California local counsel to the Teamsters Union Port Division, Fred Potter, President of Teamsters Union Local No. 469 in Hazlet, New Jersey, and Joe Rakavatz, director of government affairs and communications for the Western States Trucking Association.
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