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. 36 – Todd Mouw, president of Roush CleanTech, talks about what the company learned from its experience with propane and natural gas, Roush’s role as an integrator, why application and duty cycle matter when selecting the powertrain, the need to focus on the entire ecosystem when it comes to electrification, and the importance of having a trusted partner that separate fact from fiction when it comes to new technology.

Ep. 35Taki Darakos, vice president of maintenance at Pitt Ohio, talks about what the fleet is doing to create new pipelines for drivers and technicians through apprenticeship programs, what causes the company to embrace new technology, the ease of the integration and roll out of safety technology, the harder journey to electrification and he reminds us that with any technology it still is about moving freight.

Ep. 34 – Scott Sutarik, vice president, commercial vehicle solutions at Geotab, talks about what keeps him in trucking, the insights that can be gotten from data, how data challenges the notions of what we think we know, how to leverage information to turn it into actionable data that allows you to solve problems, the company’s role in NACFE’s Run on Less events – which have provided detailed proof of what is happening in the real world with fleets – and the importance of continuing to push boundaries and being innovative.

Ep. 33 – Ade Thomas, founder of 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.

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