Jessie Lund, senior associate at Rocky Mountain Institute, shares information on her decade-long involvement in the fight against climate change, how trucking can help in the decarbonization fight, the opportunities moving to clean energy presents trucking, the power of co-creating clean transportation solutions and explains the findings of the regions report she led. She also gives advice to people who want to help develop a more sustainable way to move goods.
Jeff Baer, founder and CEO of LinkeDrive, talks about drivers’ impact on fuel efficiency, the importance of data in modifying drivers’ behavior, tools that can help drivers be more efficient, the importance of fairness and positivity in driver coaching and the company’s role in Run on Less Regional.
Steve Slesinski, director of global product planning at Dana Commercial Vehicle, talks about his 40 years in the commercial vehicle industry, the e-transition, why electric vehicles make sense in medium-duty markets, how fleets are taking a holistic approach to electric vehicle acquisition, hybrid vehicles, electric yard tractors and when he thinks EVs will see widespread adoption.
James Brown, producer and director at James Brown Media, talks about his involvement with NACFE and his work on Fresh Tracks, a web series on clean transportation. He also shares advice on the elements that are needed to make a compelling video and talks about why content is king when it comes to making a video.
Quin Garcia, managing director of Autotech Ventures, shares his insights on why the trucking industry is ready for transformation, the role his company plays in providing funding for ground transportation innovators, and gives advice to both entrepreneurs trying to break into the ground transportation space and to incumbents already in the field.
Jay Lau, director of transportation at TuSimple, explains the company’s path to providing the trucking industry with Level 4 autonomous vehicles and the technology those need, shares what he believes people think when they hear the words “self-driving trucks” and addresses concerns about drivers’ role in an autonomous future.
Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr., former vice president and chief technologist at Delphi Automotive Systems, explains the role of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and shared what he hopes are the biggest takeaways from Phase 2 report on reducing fuel consumption in medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
NACFE team members Kevin Otto and Dave Schaller talk about their long careers in the trucking industry, their involvement with NACFE, the organization’s role as an unbiased source of information for existing and emerging technologies, and offer advice to young people who are thinking of coming into the trucking industry.
Ned Harvey, managing director at Rocky Mountain Institute, talks about the work of RMI in securing a cleaner future, the trucking industry’s role in that cleaner future, what’s meant by a climate constrained world, the future of goods movements in a climate constrained world as well as the “coolness” of trucking.
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.