Freight Efficiency With NACFE’s Mike Roeth & Friends

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

Ep. 33 – Ade Thomas, founder of green.tv media, shares his thoughts on building the ideas infrastructure, the exciting opportunities for moving the transportation sector into the smart business era where vehicles are problem solvers, the cost savings of battery electric vehicles, how outside sources are helping to change trucking, World EV Day, the importance of creative storytelling and fast charge toward fast charging.

Ep. 32 – Gary Gaussoin, president and chairman of Silver Eagle Manufacturing, talks about his role in founding NACFE, his family’s involvement as an early innovator in the trucking industry, the importance of knowing what you can and cannot do, the opportunities for improved freight efficiency with doubles and triples, and the importance of doing things that make economic sense. He also talks about Silver Eagle’s last mile delivery vehicle.

Ep. 31 – Thomas Healy, CEO of Hyliion, shares the story of how the company got started and then pivoted from its original plan to electrify trailers to focus on a truck-based electric solution. He also talks about why passion and loving what you are doing are important when bringing a new idea to market and the value of making incremental steps toward your ultimate goal. And finally, he remarks about the tailwind that is behind the electrification of commercial vehicles.

Ep. 30 – Chris Nordh, vice president of commercial development at Workhorse Group, Inc., talks about how he applied lessons learned at Ryder to his work at Workhorse, the importance of the voice of the customer in product development, the need for purpose-built vehicles in the last mile delivery segment, why some fleets are early adopters of technology and what we can learn from them. He also has concerns about how the lack of electricians will impact EV infrastructure build out.

Ep. 29 – Jack Allen, chairman and CEO of Proterra, talks about his career at Navistar, how he ended up at Proterra, the progression of electrification in the transportation sector, how he sees Proterra fitting in to that process and some overlooked factors in the EV TCO calculation. He also offers some thoughts on how to help scale EV adoption.

To read descriptions of previous episodes, click here.