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Freight Efficiency with NACFE's Mike Roeth & Friends

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Freight Efficiency With NACFE’s Mike Roeth & Friends is a regular podcast series that focuses on current technologies and practices that help fleets achieve the best possible freight efficiency for their given application. It also will provide insight into emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous vehicles and their potential impact on freight efficiency. NACFE’s Executive Director, Mike Roeth, will interview executives from the trucking industry and other parties that are interested in improving the overall efficiency and sustainability of goods movement in North America this includes currently available technologies as well as emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous vehicles. If you would like to suggest a topic for this podcast, please contact Denise Rondini, NACFE’s communications director at denise.rondini@nacfe.org

Freight Efficiency With NACFE’s Mike Roeth & Friends is a regular podcast series that focuses on current technologies and practices that help fleets achieve the best possible freight efficiency for their given application. It also will provide insight into emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous vehicles and their potential impact on freight efficiency. NACFE’s Executive Director, Mike Roeth, will interview executives from the trucking industry and other parties that are interested in improving the overall efficiency and sustainability of goods movement in North America this includes currently available technologies as well as emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous vehicles. If you would like to suggest a topic for this podcast, please contact Denise Rondini, NACFE’s communications director at denise.rondini@nacfe.org

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United States

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Freight Efficiency With NACFE’s Mike Roeth & Friends is a regular podcast series that focuses on current technologies and practices that help fleets achieve the best possible freight efficiency for their given application. It also will provide insight into emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous vehicles and their potential impact on freight efficiency. NACFE’s Executive Director, Mike Roeth, will interview executives from the trucking industry and other parties that are interested in improving the overall efficiency and sustainability of goods movement in North America this includes currently available technologies as well as emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous vehicles. If you would like to suggest a topic for this podcast, please contact Denise Rondini, NACFE’s communications director at denise.rondini@nacfe.org

Twitter:

@MikeRoeth

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 24: Michael Berube – US Department of Energy

2/16/2021
Michael Berube, acting deputy assistant secretary for sustainable transportation at the US Department of Energy, talks about his role at DOE, the primary work of the agency, the agency’s goal for decarbonizing transportation, the SuperTruck programs, annual Merit Reviews of DOE funded projects, the importance of teams in getting new technology to market and the key elements needed to scale battery electric trucks.

Duration:00:24:37

Ep. 23: Paul Stith – Black & Veatch

2/4/2021
Ep. 23: Paul Stith, director of global transportation initiatives at Black & Veatch, explains the company’s role in vehicle electrification, his experience with EVs, where we are with EV infrastructure development, the need for cooperation among a variety of parties, lessons learned from transit charging, and why fleets need to get involved with EVs now.

Duration:00:25:51

Ep. 22: Denise Rondini, Rondini Communications & NACFE

1/26/2021
Denise Rondini, NACFE’s Communications Director and President of Rondini Communications, talks with Mike about the importance of clear, direct communication, the best way to tell your company’s story, why businesses need to control their own narratives, and offers comments on how the trucking industry is doing in its diversity efforts and the handling of disruptive technologies in the industry.

Duration:00:25:09

Ep. 21: Patrick Molloy – Rocky Mountain Institute

1/5/2021
Patrick Molloy, Technical Lead, Electrification at Rocky Mountain Institute, shares his thoughts on the need to educate people on hydrogen as an energy source, why hydrogen is a good carbon-free solution for many industries, the opportunities for hydrogen as a fuel for the trucking industry and the need to learn from others in order to know when it is time to make a decision about hydrogen use in your operation.

Duration:00:24:58

Ep. 20: Rick Mihelic –Mihelic Vehicle Consulting & NACFE

12/22/2020
Rick Mihelic, president of Mihelic Vehicle Consulting, and NACFE’s director of emerging technologies, shares his thoughts on the value of networking, the rapid pace of technology change, the importance of research and understanding bias, explains the technology diffusion S curve, offers quick thoughts on a host of emerging technologies and gives advice on being successful with new technology.

Duration:00:25:59

Ep. 19: Steve Ernest – Jacobs Vehicle Systems

12/15/2020
Steve Ernest, vice president of engineering for Jacobs Vehicle Systems, talks about the evolution of Jacobs over the past 60 years, variable valve actuation, cylinder deactivation, electric trucks, working with universities and other groups to advance technology, and reminds listeners that diesels will be a viable option for years to come.

Duration:00:27:26

Ep. 18: Ellen Voie – Women in Trucking

12/1/2020
Ellen Voie, founder, president and CEO of Women in Trucking, talks about her career, what sparked the idea for Women in Trucking, her passion for bringing more women into the industry, and how the industry has changed in terms of the value it places on diversity and inclusion. She also shares thoughts on the difference between being for women and being about women.

Duration:00:18:53

Ep. 17: Rustam Kocher – Daimler Trucks NA

11/24/2020
Rustam Kocher, charging infrastructure lead for the e-mobility group at Daimler Trucks North America, talks about the speed of the transition to electric trucks, DTNA’s e-mobility projects, why fleets are looking at EVs, the importance of charging infrastructure and charging management, and his passion for electric vehicles. He also offers advice to fleets about making the move to EVs.

Duration:00:22:51

Ep. 16: Jack Roberts – Senior Trucking Editor and Freight Futurist

11/5/2020
Jack Roberts, senior trucking editor and freight futurist, talks about the technological changes he has seen in trucking over the years but focuses on the development of autonomous trucking and how it can address some of the core inefficiencies in the trucking industry. He also gives advice to fleets on how to handle innovation.

Duration:00:26:16

Ep. 15: Kyle Treadway – Kenworth Sales Company

10/20/2020
Kyle Treadway, Kenworth Sales Company’s dealer principal, shares his thoughts on dealers’ role in technology integration and product development, the challenge of new technology, the technician shortage, his own dealership’s growth and he also comments on natural gas, electric and autonomous trucks.

Duration:00:25:05

Ep. 14: Clark Reed – Nussbaum Transportation

10/6/2020
Clark Reed, professional driver with Nussbaum Transportation, talks about his career in trucking, hours of service, his experience in Run on Less, what he does prior to starting each day’s route, what he has achieved in his existing truck and how he plans to move into his new truck, and his involvement with Team Run Smart. He also offers advice to other truckers and drivers about making the roads safer for everyone.

Duration:00:22:48

Ep. 13: Jessie Lund – Rocky Mountain Institute

9/29/2020
Jessie Lund, senior associate at Rocky Mountain Institute, shares information on her decade-long involvement in the fight against climate change, how trucking can help in the decarbonization fight, the opportunities moving to clean energy presents trucking, the power of co-creating clean transportation solutions and explains the findings of the regions report she led. She also gives advice to people who want to help develop a more sustainable way to move goods.

Duration:00:25:44

Ep. 12: Jeff Baer – LinkeDrive

9/22/2020
Jeff Baer, founder and CEO of LinkeDrive, talks about drivers’ impact on fuel efficiency, the importance of data in modifying drivers’ behavior, tools that can help drivers be more efficient, the importance of fairness and positivity in driver coaching and the company’s role in Run on Less Regional.

Duration:00:25:24

Ep. 11: Steve Slesinski – Dana Commercial Vehicle

9/15/2020
Steve Slesinski, director of global product planning at Dana Commercial Vehicle, talks about his 40 years in the commercial vehicle industry, the e-transition, why electric vehicles make sense in medium-duty markets, how fleets are taking a holistic approach to electric vehicle acquisition, hybrid vehicles, electric yard tractors and when he thinks EVs will see widespread adoption.

Duration:00:24:01

Ep. 10: James Brown – James Brown Media

9/9/2020
James Brown, producer and director at James Brown Media, talks about his involvement with NACFE and his work on Fresh Tracks, a web series on clean transportation. He also shares advice on the elements that are needed to make a compelling video and talks about why content is king when it comes to making a video.

Duration:00:00:23

Ep. 9: Quin Garcia – Autotech Ventures

9/2/2020
Quin Garcia, managing director of Autotech Ventures, shares his insights on why the trucking industry is ready for transformation, the role his company plays in providing funding for ground transportation innovators, and gives advice to both entrepreneurs trying to break into the ground transportation space and to incumbents already in the field.

Duration:00:24:17

Ep. 8: Jay Lau – TuSimple

8/26/2020
Jay Lau, director of transportation at TuSimple, explains the company’s path to providing the trucking industry with Level 4 autonomous vehicles and the technology those need, shares what he believes people think when they hear the words “self-driving trucks” and addresses concerns about drivers’ role in an autonomous future.

Duration:00:22:41

Ep. 7: Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr. – National Academy of Engineering, Delphi Corporation (ret.)

8/19/2020
Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr., former vice president and chief technologist at Delphi Automotive Systems, explains the role of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and shared what he hopes are the biggest takeaways from Phase 2 report on reducing fuel consumption in medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Duration:00:23:41

Ep. 6: Kevin Otto and Dave Schaller – NACFE Team

8/12/2020
NACFE team members Kevin Otto and Dave Schaller talk about their long careers in the trucking industry, their involvement with NACFE, the organization’s role as an unbiased source of information for existing and emerging technologies, and offer advice to young people who are thinking of coming into the trucking industry.

Duration:00:20:57

Ep. 5: Ned Harvey – Rocky Mountain Institute

8/5/2020
Ned Harvey, managing director at Rocky Mountain Institute, talks about the work of RMI in securing a cleaner future, the trucking industry’s role in that cleaner future, what’s meant by a climate constrained world, the future of goods movements in a climate constrained world as well as the “coolness” of trucking.

Duration:00:25:39