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

Ep. 4 – Elizabeth Fretheim, head of business development at Nikola Motor Co., talks about her move from Walmart to Nikola, the Nikola culture and sense of urgency around zero emissions, progress on Tre production, cabovers vs. conventionals, and the importance of collaboration in the trucking industry.

Ep. 3 – Jennifer Rumsey, president of components at Cummins, talks about her career, Cummins’ role in powertrain electrification, STEM, the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics’ MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge, sustainability and the engineering skills needed in the trucking industry today and in the future.

Ep. 2 – Rob Reich, executive vice president, chief administrative officer at Schneider, talks about  his role at Schneider and as NACFE’s board chair; NACFE initiatives including the Fleet Fuel Study, Confidence Reports, Run on Less, and guiding emerging change; about making decisions to test new technologies; and the challenges for trucking companies in the future.

Ep. 1 – Joel Morrow, senior driver/head of research and development at Ploger Transportation, talks about Ploger’s operations, driving during the COVID-19 pandemic, spec’ing challenges, downspeeding, AMTs, his journey to becoming a freight efficiency evangelist and the benefits of speed management behind the wheel to improve efficiency, safety and driver health.