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. 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.

Ep. 28 – Matt McLelland, innovation strategist at Covenant Transport Services, explains what an innovation strategist does and why it is important for fleets and others in the supply chain to spend time looking at the future. He also talks about how customers are pushing fleets to decarbonize as well as the growing influence of corporate social responsibility and environmental social governance and why it matters in trucking.

Ep. 27 – Greg Hintler, managing director of The Mobility House, shares his thoughts on the pace of change in the electric truck space, The Mobility House’s role in bringing charging infrastructure solutions to market, the importance of early and thorough planning for electric vehicles now and for the future, and why interoperability matters. He also explains vehicle-grid integration and why we should care about it.

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