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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

Location:

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. 54: Sean Larkin – Amply Power

5/3/2022
Sean Larkin, director of sales and business development at Amply Power, talks about charging management, why electricity rates change based on time of use and demand, charging as a service, and how we’ve moved from the chicken or the egg discussion to the chicken and waffles discussion when it comes to EVs. He also talks about the importance of bringing all stakeholders together to help scale vehicle electrification and the need to focus on service and maintenance of chargers.

Duration:00:24:40

Ep. 53: Jennifer Wheeler – NACFE

4/26/2022
Jennifer Wheeler, senior program manager at NACFE, talks about her career at Walmart, how to adjust operations to accommodate new technologies, what excites her about her work with NACFE, her passion to be of service to the trucking industry, and NACFE’s report on electric vans and step vans. She also encourages fleets to talk with each other about what they are doing in the area of electrification and how important it is for them to be part of the solution.

Duration:00:26:13

Ep. 52: Diane Newton – HNTB

4/19/2022
Diane Newton, an associate vice president at HNTB, talks about the company’s role in transforming how freight gets move and intelligent transportation systems She also shares takeaways from the Columbus, Ohio Smart City project, talks about the I70 truck automation corridor project and encourages everyone to stay engaged and understand the role of technology in transportation.

Duration:00:26:50

Ep. 51: Allen Schaeffer – Diesel Technology Forum

4/5/2022
Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, talks about why the organization was formed and the purpose it still serves. He also talks about how his childhood influenced his interest in air quality, the apples to oranges comparison of passenger cars and commercial vehicles, why diesel will continue to be the dominant fuel for the next several decades and the things that can be done to make diesel even cleaner than it is today.

Duration:00:25:25

Ep. 50: Bill Bliem – NFI Industries

3/22/2022
Bill Bliem, vice president of fleet services at NFI Industries, joins me on my 50th podcast and talks about NFI operations, the little things you can do to improve fuel economy, how he got excited about electric vehicles, two big challenges he faces, the importance of building a good team and why you need to identify and fix things that take you away from the goals you have achieved.

Duration:00:26:08

Ep. 49: Sam Spofforth – NREL

3/21/2022
Ep. 49: Sam Spofforth, Clean Cities Project Lead at NREL, talks about what the Clean Cities Program is and how it facilitates connections so people can learn from each other, and about his passion around sustainability, the environment and energy. He shares his thoughts on EVs and what he calls no-brainer use cases for them as well as what some of the challenges to EV deployments are.

Duration:00:24:13

Ep 48: Britta Gross –RMI

3/8/2022
Britta Gross, managing director of the carbon free mobility work at RMI, talks about her interest in energy, electricity and the transportation industry. She also talks about the importance of 2030, the relationship between the automotive and aerospace industries, plug-in hybrids, why we need to remove the barriers that are preventing large scale adoption of EVs, the charging infrastructure and grid readiness.

Duration:00:28:00

Ep. 47: Henry Albert – Albert Transport

3/1/2022
Henry Albert, president of Albert Transport, talks about his passion for fuel economy, how he uses his experience as a race car driver to excel at fuel mileage in his truck, the importance of aerodynamics, his experience in Run on Less 2017, how he manages speed and his work on Team Run Smart.

Duration:00:25:53

Ep. 46: Rob Graff – RMI and NACFE

2/22/2022
Rob Graff, senior advisor to RMI and NACFE, talks about how his passion for the environment started back in first grade. He also talks about how the lessons he learned working on electric buses can translate to commercial vehicles, the importance of working on all parts of electrification not just the vehicle itself, the importance of understanding what the customer wants and designing solutions today that can avoid problems in the future.

Duration:00:19:33

Ep. 45: Gina Lopez – Kalmar

2/15/2022
Gina Lopez, a vice president at Kalmar, shares the history of Kalmar, how she got into trucking, the various uses for terminal tractors and the efficiency of using them to move trailers. She also talks about the new generation of Kalmar terminal tractors, why the electrification of terminal tractors makes sense, and about the journey to automate terminal tractors.

Duration:00:26:58

Ep. 44: Paul Rosa – Penske

2/8/2022
Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning at Penske, talks about the role of collaboration in EV development, Penske’s role in educating the market about current and emerging technologies, all the variables that must go into an EV ROI calculation, the importance of the driver, the uncertainty around residual value of EVs and the need for the industry to gain knowledge about EVs and make plans for their deployment.

Duration:00:25:44

Ep. 43: Tim Reeser – Lightning eMotors

2/1/2022
Tim Reeser, CEO and co-founder of Lightning eMotors, talks about the company’s history, how and why it pivoted from hybrid vehicles to electric vehicles, drivers’ role in the success of new technology, the efficiency of EVs, the importance of scaling the technology to make the TCO story work and what it will take to scale the technology.

Duration:00:25:42

Ep. 42: George Miller – BYD

1/25/2022
George Miller, director of sales at BYD, talks about BYD’s relationship with Anheuser-Busch, their experience in Run on Less – Electric and what it is about beverage hauling that makes it a good fit for EVs. He also shares his thoughts on bi-directional charging, the need for standardization, the role of utilities in the successful deployment of EVs, the lessons the US and Canada can learn from China and the importance of battery recycling.

Duration:00:26:19

Ep 41: Rob Ulsh – Great Dane

1/18/2022
Rob Ulsh, vice president of dealer and international sales at Great Dane, talks about why trailers are more than boxes on wheels, dealing with the ups and downs of trailer demand, new trailer designs, and how data and electrification are impacting trailer development. He also shares his thoughts on the role trailers will play in trucking in the future and on what he thinks people need to know about trailers.

Duration:00:26:04

Ep 40: Randy Cornell – CFI

1/11/2022
Randy Cornell, vice president of maintenance and asset management at CFI, talks about the diversification of CFI, the perennial driver shortage, things that have changed since he started his career, why CFI has short trade cycles, and the best way to bring new technology into a fleet. He also shares his thoughts on alternative fueled vehicles which he said are in the company’s future.

Duration:00:26:07

Ep. 39: Jim Sharkey – Pressure Systems International

1/4/2022
Jim Sharkey, vice president of global sales and marketing at Pressure Systems International, talks about the evolution of automatic tire inflation systems, the importance of company culture, PSI’s involvement in industry organizations, and the company's opinion on the GHG Phase 2 regulations. He also shares his opinion on some of the new technologies like EVs and AVs and says one barrier to their adoption is having enough trained technicians.

Duration:00:24:26

Ep. 38: Avra Brahma – Locomation

12/21/2021
Avra Brahma, principal engineer at Locomation, shares his thoughts on human-guided autonomy and explains why it is the most practical approach. He also talks about autonomous convoys, why AVs are a feasible near-term opportunity to reduce emissions and improve the quality of life for drivers, the challenges of reliability and robustness of AVs and how AVs merge with a variety of powertrain options.

Duration:00:27:21

Ep 37: Selda Gunsel – Shell Global Solutions

12/14/2021
Selda Gunsel, president, Shell Global Solutions and vice president, Global Lubricants and Fuels, shares her thoughts on the power of technology to change the world and improve the quality of life and the need to work on multiple solutions in transportation to increase the efficiency of today’s products while developing products for the future. She also talks about the need for innovation, collaboration, and partnership to tackle the climate challenge and Shell’s short- and long-term plans...

Duration:00:24:50

Ep. 36: Todd Mouw – Roush CleanTech

12/7/2021
Todd Mouw, president of Roush CleanTech, talks about what the company learned from its experience with propane and natural gas, Roush’s role as an integrator, why application and duty cycle matter when selecting the powertrain, the need to focus on the entire ecosystem when it comes to electrification, and the importance of having a trusted partner that separate fact from fiction when it comes to new technology.

Duration:00:26:08

Ep. 35: Taki Darakos – Pitt Ohio

11/30/2021
Taki Darakos, vice president of maintenance at Pitt Ohio, talks about what the fleet is doing to create new pipelines for drivers and technicians through apprenticeship programs, what causes the company to embrace new technology, the ease of the integration and roll out of safety technology, the harder journey to electrification and he reminds us that with any technology it still is about moving freight.

Duration:00:25:42