Chris Nordh, vice president of commercial development at Workhorse Group, Inc., talks about how he applied lessons learned at Ryder to his work at Workhorse, the importance of the voice of the customer in product development, the need for purpose-built vehicles in the last mile delivery segment, why some fleets are early adopters of technology and what we can learn from them. He also has concerns about how the lack of electricians will impact EV infrastructure build out.
Jack Allen, chairman and CEO of Proterra, talks about his career at Navistar, how he ended up at Proterra, the progression of electrification in the transportation sector, how he sees Proterra fitting in to that process and some overlooked factors in the EV TCO calculation. He also offers some thoughts on how to help scale EV adoption.
Matt McLelland, innovation strategist at Covenant Transport Services, explains what an innovation strategist does and why it is important for fleets and others in the supply chain to spend time looking at the future. He also talks about how customers are pushing fleets to decarbonize as well as the growing influence of corporate social responsibility and environmental social governance and why it matters in trucking.