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HDT Talks Trucking

Leadership Insights with Omnitracs

February 23, 2022

Leadership Insights: Efficiency, Productivity and Smaller Fleets Too

Data is the key to profitability. Omnitracs' chief data and AI officer, Dr. Ashim Bose, focuses on how operational data can improve efficiency and productivity. He also explains how smaller fleets can use data and advanced analytics to improve their efficiency and productivity, too.
February 23, 2022

Leadership Insights: Taking Safety to the Edge

Data flows by the gigabyte from trucks today. Much of that data can help make your drivers safer and keep your drivers safe. From fatigue warnings and traffic alerts to weather and even Covid-19 hot-spot alerts, Omnitracs' chief data and AI officer, Ashim Bose, discusses how fleets can benefit from this treasure trove of data.
February 23, 2022

Leadership Insights: Turning Trends into Actions

From the latest in data intelligence to effectively using data to improve safety and operations, Dr. Ashim Bose, Omnitracs' chief data and AI officer, discusses how fleets can overcome the challenge of managing vast amounts of data and begin putting that data to work.

Season 5

January 10, 2021

Season 5 Episode 5 HDT Editorial Roundtable-Looking back at 2020 and ahead at 2021

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.
January 10, 2021

Season 5 Episode 4 Fuel Economy Testing Pioneers Chuck Blake and Bob Wessels

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.
January 10, 2021

Season 5 Episode 3 Are You Worried About Cybersecurity? You Should Be.

If you're a typical small fleet in North America, you may think you're not big enough to attract a hacker's attention. You may think cyber-attacks happen only to big fleets because they have more of what interests the hackers. But according to our guest, Kevin Linardic of Carrier Logistics Incorporated, you'd be dead wrong.

Season 4

November 12, 2022

Season 4 Episode 6 - Why We Need Sleep

Forget hours of service for the moment; this episode is about the importance of sleep. Jim Park talks with sleep specialist, Dr. Chris Winter, about why we need sleep, what happens physically and mentally when we don't get enough, and the steps you can take to ensure you get the sleep you need.
November 13, 2022

Season 4 Episode 5 - HDT's Alternative Fuel Overview

As trucking moves to wide-scale adoption of alternative fuels, it's becoming clear that we will need a little bit of everything to keep our wheels turning as greenly as possible. Deborah Lockridge and Jim Park explore the pros and cons of today's most promising alternatives to diesel: battery electric, fuel-cell electric and renewable natural gas.