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. 66 – Kenny Vieth, president of ACT Research, talks about Class 8 vehicle production over the last decade, what causes the ups and downs in vehicle sales, and why trucking is not for the faint of heart. He also talks about the impact of housing and industrial production on trucking, what we can expect in terms of vehicle sales through 2027 and the impact upcoming emissions standards will have on the industry.

Ep. 65Graham Doorley, CEO and founder of Solo Advanced Vehicle Technologies, talks about the company’s ground-up new design for a driver agnostic electric truck with a 500+ mile range. He also talks about his time at Tesla and Google, his passion for clean energy and the key things that are needed to help scale the acceleration of electric and autonomous technologies.

Ep. 64Andrew Bremer, managing director of DriveOhio, talks about the goals of the program, Ohio’s importance as a transportation center and the infrastructure needs for EVs and AVs. He also comments on the importance of partnerships and dialogues to make improvements and he shares information about the US 33 Smart Mobility Corridor and the I-70 Truck Automation Corridor.

Ep. 63 – Erik Neandross, CEO of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, talks about working with OEMs and fleets to navigate into the future, the importance of TCO in clean transportation, and how taking risks is what will identify winners. He also talks about the three main drivers of the move to more sustainable transportation and gives advice on what the industry needs to be doing now to speed up adoption of alternative fueled vehicles.

Ep. 62 – Glen Kedzie, senior executive at the American Trucking Associations, talks about why everyone needs to pay attention to what happens in California, the give-and-take in the regulatory development process, the reason this next NOx rule will be the last, and why being a fleet manager will become one of the most difficult jobs. He also offers advice on collaborating with government regulators and urges trucking industry stakeholders to speak up during the rulemaking process.

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