Freight Efficiency with NACFE’s Mike Roeth & Friends
Ep. 13: Jessie Lund – Rocky Mountain Institute

Ep. 13: Jessie Lund – Rocky Mountain Institute

September 29, 2020

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.

Ep. 12: Jeff Baer – LinkeDrive

Ep. 12: Jeff Baer – LinkeDrive

September 22, 2020

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.

Ep. 11: Steve Slesinski – Dana Commercial Vehicle

Ep. 11: Steve Slesinski – Dana Commercial Vehicle

September 15, 2020

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.

Ep. 10: James Brown – James Brown Media

Ep. 10: James Brown – James Brown Media

September 9, 2020

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.

 

Ep. 9: Quin Garcia – Autotech Ventures

Ep. 9: Quin Garcia – Autotech Ventures

September 2, 2020

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.

Ep. 8: Jay Lau – TuSimple

Ep. 8: Jay Lau – TuSimple

August 26, 2020

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.

Ep. 7:  Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr.  – National Academy of Engineering, Delphi Corporation (ret.)

Ep. 7: Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr. – National Academy of Engineering, Delphi Corporation (ret.)

August 19, 2020

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.

Ep. 6: Kevin Otto and Dave Schaller – NACFE Team

Ep. 6: Kevin Otto and Dave Schaller – NACFE Team

August 12, 2020

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.

Ep. 5: Ned Harvey – Rocky Mountain Institute

Ep. 5: Ned Harvey – Rocky Mountain Institute

August 5, 2020

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.

Ep 4: Elizabeth Fretheim – Nikola Motor Co.

Ep 4: Elizabeth Fretheim – Nikola Motor Co.

July 29, 2020

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.

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