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November 4, 2022

Special Report: Everything You Need to Know about Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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Hydrogen fuel cells' place in the heavy-duty trucking market is not well understood. Many see fuel cells and batteries as competitors. Loop Energy's Ben Nyland sees them as complimentary rather than competitive. Loop Energy is a new name to North American ears, but the company has been developing its fuel cell technology for the past two decades. It's currently a significant player in the European and Chinese markets, and it now has wheels on the ground here. Ben Nyland provides a detailed look behind the fuel cell curtain: how they work, where they'll work, and what they do best.

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November 3, 2022

Special Report: On The Road to Smarter Smart Trailers

Smart Trailers are upending how truck fleets do business. These formerly brainless boxes are now providing insights and intelligence to fleets that help improve efficiency and productivity while making fleets proactive rather than reactive. Paul Menig of Business Accelerants discusses where this technology can take us, and what we'll need to do to get there.
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Special Report: Cops & Robots – How Do We Enforce Autonomous Trucks?

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Special Report: Robotic Trucking, the Waymo Way

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Special Report: Are Autonomous Trucks Ready for the Road?

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November 25, 2022

Covid-19 Special Report: Keeping Drivers Healthier and Happier During the Pandemic

Staying healthy while living in a truck is tough at the best of times. Add the stress of living under a pandemic, and staying healthy and positive becomes doubly difficult. Nutrition and wellness expert Sergio Rojas shares his thoughts on how diet, fitness, proper sleep and even meditation can help improve health and wellness and reduce stress.
December 14, 2022

Special Report: Surviving COVID-19

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Special Report: Truck Driving During a Pandemic (Part II)

Part II continues the discussion with seven truck drivers who are out in the wild working during the pandemic. In this episode, they discuss the emotional impact of COVID-19.
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Special Report: Truck Driving During a Pandemic (Part I)

In this two-part HDT Talks Trucking Special Report, we introduce you to seven drivers who live on the front line of the battle with COVID-19. Part I looks at how COVID-19 affects drivers' daily activities and how they are adjusting to this new reality.