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. 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.

Ep. 61 – Jigar Shah, director of the loan program office at the United States Department of Energy, explains what’s happened over the last 10 years with decarbonization, the need to crack the code to deploy technologies faster, getting people past the valley of inertia, the history and goals of the DOE’s loan program and measuring the program’s success. He also encourages the industry to be more vocal about what it needs from the DOE .

Ep. 60 – Chet Ciesielski, vice president, on-highway truck business, Navistar, talks about how Navistar works with customers when it comes to fuel economy, his thoughts on the vocational business, how hydrogen fuel cells will play a part in long-haul, and why the industry needs to work together to harness the momentum of electrification.

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