TT Podcasts: RoadSigns | Transport Topics

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns | Transport Matters

Based on McKinsey, the trucking trade is anticipated to get better from the consequences of the pandemic quickest of all transportation modes. On this particular 2021 Roundabout episode, we glance again at how trucking not solely labored to get better but in addition enhance via the darkest of instances, how innovators continued innovating, how meals and water nonetheless made it to grocery retailer cabinets, and the way life-saving vaccines made it into arms nationwide. Tune in as host Michael Freeze seems again at challenges that made our trade wiser, discovering higher options to maintain the world transferring ahead in 2022. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

Retired trucker Gene Woolsey would not suppose twice about driving into the center of a historic storm to ship primary provides. And, when nice storms bear down on his Louisiana neighborhood, trucking firm head Cully Frisard stays within the hazard zone and coordinates reduction efforts. On this particular episode of RoadSigns, host Mike Freeze hopes to find what makes these do-gooders accomplish that a lot good. What makes them tick? How do they perceive chaos and reply so admirably? And what classes can we study from them?   Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

Did you ever marvel how they get large rigs to cease? All that weight transferred effectively and successfully — defying Newton’s guidelines of inertia. Massive rig braking  is an engineering marvel whose biggest successes are … silent (as a result of, effectively, every thing stops). On this episode, RoadSigns host Michael Freeze finds out extra in regards to the superior know-how that halts 18-wheelers, regardless of the load, instantaneously. Whether or not you’re a fleet supervisor, a trucking tech geek, or into cool engineering — this episode is for you. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

This 12 months for Veterans Day, we revisit the generally invisible heroes – those who shield our nation in fight, and those that maintain our nation fed, clothed and vaccinated. Be part of us as host and Navy veteran Michael Freeze sits down with Military veterans James Rogers, proprietor of Spartan Direct Trucking Co. and 2020 Transport Matters Trucking’s Frontline Hero, and John Baxter, tools columnist. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

Trucking managers have rather a lot on their plates. Holding their enterprise afloat is harder than ever. Exploring cost-saving practices has grow to be a part of their on a regular basis operation. On this episode, host Michael Freeze asks, how are corporations saving cash by leasing vehicles slightly than proudly owning? With continued trade obstacles, has truck leasing grow to be extra engaging to fleet house owners? For solutions, we communicate with Jim Lager, senior vice chairman of Penske Truck Leasing, and Al Barner, senior vice chairman of strategic fleet options at Fleet Benefit.  Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

Shortages, drivers, technicians, vehicles, microchips. On this episode, we deal with technicians, and lack thereof. Analysis exhibits that 41% of technicians depart the trade throughout the first two years. Host Michael Freeze asks, how can technician recruiters and upkeep leaders lower that proportion? What practices assist retain and recruit high quality technicians? As a way to discover the incentives that work we talked with Ana Salcido, technician recruitment supervisor for Navistar and Stacy Earnhardt, Know-how & Upkeep Council Chairman.  Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

The open street, the crisp air of the Appalachians, a sundown that appears to go for miles. Right here, pleasure lives in rubber and thrives on pavement. Some who drive vehicles really feel it strongly. They search that pleasure in each flip. Their job turns into their ardour that drives them to excellence. And that excellence leads them to nice reward. They’re America’s biggest drivers, the Highway Workforce Captains. This episode is about those that fall passionately in love with vehicles, that includes ABF driver Nate McCarty, former America’s Highway Workforce Captain, and Elisabeth Barna, COO and govt vice chairman for American Trucking Associations. Tune in and prepare for an excellent love story.  Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

When you ask 100 truck drivers what may make life higher, you may begin seeing solutions that each one look the identical — enchancment on troubling well being points and schooling of rising applied sciences. Drivers need to carry out effectively, and really feel good whereas doing it. So, how can the trade sort out each? Discover out as we discuss to Paul Beavers, chief know-how officer at PCS Software program, a number one AI-driven transportation administration platform supplier, and Dr. Bethany Dixon, proprietor of the Drivers Well being Clinic, clinics conveniently positioned inside truck stops, bringing well being care the place the driving force wants it probably the most. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

Hauling freight in the midst of a warmth wave is difficult. However remembering to remain hydrated and wholesome whereas working in these circumstances could make all of the distinction. Fleet managers are discovering that wholesome, joyful drivers are one of many keys to enterprise success. This episode incorporates a particular visitor who has overcome his personal well being issues and is now sharing his experiences to assist skilled drivers reside more healthy existence out on the street. Stephen Kane, president and creator of Rolling Robust, explains that driver well being begins with “studying about your self and being weak sufficient to take heed to any person that is aware of about well being.”  Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

You possibly can appeal to potential workers by growing pay, proper? It is not at all times that straightforward. Whereas fleet managers are providing greater pay charges, each new and skilled drivers need high quality tools and locations to park. On this episode, we ask, how can fleet managers make their drivers really feel extra appreciated? And what else can fleets do to recruit and retain high quality expertise? To get solutions, host Michael Freeze talks with founder and CEO of DriverReach, Jeremy Reymer. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

The web of issues has certain fleets and their vehicles collectively in new methods — tying fleets to shippers and shippers to hundreds and hundreds to vehicles. We’re not speaking about the kind of information and even the potential of knowledge. We have marched into a brand new state – certainly one of motion. On this episode, we ask, how do firm leaders activate robust information gathering and analytics applications? What are the next-step actions? And who within the group is finest positioned to handle this course of? Host Seth Clevenger seeks a plan of motion with two specialists of fleet-management know-how, Andrew Johnson, chief advertising and marketing officer at PrePass Security Alliance and Chris Orban, vice chairman of knowledge science at Trimble Transportation. Chris Orban, vice chairman of knowledge science at Trimble Transportation. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to



Episode 63: Roundabout: 2021 Midyear Evaluation

May this be the trucking trade’s roaring ’20s? Enterprise is booming,  thanks, partially, to an enormous slew of latest, modern applied sciences lastly coming on-line. Chilly storage. Autonomous. Electrical. Machine studying. The important thing descriptors as soon as related to a far-off future have, in six months, grow to be integral to this phenomenal success. On this episode, we analyze this growth in all of its elements. And, together with host Mike Freeze, we start to marvel what’s subsequent? Will the growth proceed? Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 62: Tire Inflation Know-how: TPMS or ATIS?

How do you take care of your tires? On this episode, host Michael Freeze units out to reply tire inflation questions all fleet house owners ought to be asking to guard their tires and, primarily, their enterprise. Like, what components ought to fleets contemplate when investing in methods like tire strain monitoring methods (TPMS) and computerized tire inflation methods (ATIS)? And the place do these methods take the trade sooner or later, particularly when speaking about upkeep and gasoline financial system? To get solutions we usher in Matt Wilson, Common Supervisor of the Controls Enterprise Unit & Trailer Business Car Programs for Hendrickson, the main world producer and provider of medium and heavy-duty tire strain management methods. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to


Episode 61: How Is the E-Commerce Increase Reshaping Logistics?

Over the previous 15 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lifestyle in some ways. Fairly than visiting the mall or brick-and-mortar retail shops, shoppers have turned to on-line buying. This shift towards e-commerce has created new shopping for habits, in addition to new challenges for the availability chain. On this episode, we discover these altering habits and the way they’re altering the logistics enterprise with a visitor who is correct in the midst of this subject. Be part of host Seth Clevenger as he will get the 411 on e-commerce success from Mark Manduca, chief funding officer for XPO’s contract logistics section, which can quickly grow to be a stand-alone firm, GXO. Will e-commerce development proceed as we get better from the pandemic and other people grow to be more and more snug buying in individual once more? In that case, how are provide chains altering to satisfy this demand? Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to


Episode 60: How Are State Governments Dealing with Regulatory Points so Far in 2021?

On Might 25, 2021, 5 people pleaded responsible to staging two accidents in New Orleans with tractor-trailers in 2017, whereas acquiring fraudulent monetary settlements totaling greater than $282,000. Such settlements are crushing for companies, and carry a financial burden. The risk to companies has elevated, as these implicated confronted questions on security and spiked insurance coverage charges. On this episode we ask, is the state of affairs surrounding fraudulent settlements getting worse or higher in 2021? To get solutions, host Michael Freeze talks with Transport Matters authorities reporters Eric Miller and Eleanor Lamb about what trade leaders are doing to fight lawsuit abuse. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to


Episode 59: How Is the Trucking Business Approaching the Continuous Challenge of Truck Parking?

The story of a crowded parking zone: sluggish stops, the shortage of reserved spots and the race to an empty area. We have all been there, however what if the shortage of a parking spot had an impact on how effectively you probably did your job? And even made it exhausting so that you can fill primary human wants — like consuming or sleeping? When the pandemic began, drivers confronted crowded parking heaps, closed relaxation areas and minimal roadside assist. And now, virtually a 12 months and a half later, they nonetheless face the concern of not discovering a spot to park, which implies having no place to relaxation. On this episode, host Michael Freeze seeks solutions to this wearying query from these on the forefront of analysis and legislative motion. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 58: How Is College Analysis Advancing Transportation Know-how?

Subsequent-level applied sciences maintain the potential to reinforce security and effectivity within the transportation trade, nevertheless it takes loads of work behind the scenes to advance these concepts from idea to actuality. In lots of instances, that course of includes industrialists, entrepreneurs and main college researchers coming collectively to rethink frequent practices and put rising applied sciences to the check. On the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon, principal challenge scientist Christoph Mertz cultivates predictive street upkeep know-how to ease the ache of potholes and primary infrastructure roadblocks. In the meantime, on the College of Michigan, Huei Peng leads the MCity consortium to assist the event of automated and linked car know-how. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 57: Electrical Vehicles Are Right here, However How Rapidly Will They Take Off?

The 12 months is 2039. Zero-emission, electrical heavy-duty vehicles roll previous you on the freeway. Charging ports at the moment are commonplace at terminals and truck stops. Diesel-powered autos have gotten a factor of the previous. You sit and marvel: How did we get right here? The reply is advanced and includes the convergence of a number of key components, together with a societywide push to enhance environmental sustainability, main advances in electric-vehicle know-how, fleet participation in car testing and improvement, broad investments in charging infrastructure and a holistic method to the whole electrical ecosystem that captured imaginations on the proper time. Right here, in 2021, Daimler Vehicles North America’s head of eMobility speaks to RoadSigns. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to


Episode 56: What Will It Take to Make Autonomous Trucking a Actuality?


Have you ever been imagining a driverless future the place the machines do all of the work and people watch? You is likely to be in for a shock. Even at Degree 4 autonomy, self-driving vehicles may have technical limitations. They are going to be designed for particular purposes which are finest suited to automation. They’ll additionally require trade buy-in and public acceptance. On this episode, we ask how know-how builders are clearing these hurdles to make autonomous trucking a actuality. And the way may the trucking trade enhance security and effectivity by combining automation and human labor sooner or later? To seek out out, we usher in Boris Sofman, head of engineering for the autonomous trucking program at Waymo. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 55: What Can the Trucking Business Do to Embody Extra Variety?

Discovering a job within the trucking trade: You’ve gotten the expertise ambition and drive, however how are you going to get in the appropriate room? In entrance of the appropriate individuals? Folks of colour are asking themselves these questions most of the time. Presently, solely 14.3% of the truck driver inhabitants is made up of African People, adopted by 13% Hispanic, and seven% Asian. On this episode, host Michael Freeze wonders what trade leaders are doing to extend these percentages in driving roles, management positions, and entrepreneurial alternatives. Seems, it has rather a lot to do with being in the appropriate room on the proper time, however who’s opening these doorways? Discover out, as we discuss to 2 trucking trade specialists who’ve carried out their very own practices which are contributing to a extra various work neighborhood. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 54: How Has the Business’s Execution of Vaccine Fared Thus Far?

When you concentrate on COVID-19 vaccine technique, vials and needles come to thoughts slightly than provide chain portals and cargo visibility instruments. That is not the case for DHL’s Larry S. Onge and Jim Monkmeyer. Since earlier than the pandemic, they arrange methods and carried out know-how so as to reply to disruptions like COVID-19. Now, they know precisely learn how to get the vaccine from level A to level B – and, higher, learn how to do it at a world scale. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 53: How Is Know-how Enhancing Driver Security?

A protected driver is a productive driver, and a productive driver results in higher enterprise. As a way to maintain enterprise productive, fleets put money into tech-based security instruments that inform and forewarn potential threat. However, have you ever ever thought that it’s truly as much as the drivers to heed these calls? Host Michael Freeze has. And so, too, have lots of the nation’s truck fleet house owners. How do you situation and put together drivers to reply to tech-influenced security alerts? Discover out because the RoadSigns Workforce speaks with Tom DiSalvi, VP of Security at Schneider Nationwide, and Charlie Mohn, Director of Product Innovation at Drivewyze. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 52: How Is Consolidation Reshaping Trucking’s Know-how Market? 

An extended line of mergers and acquisitions has dramatically reshaped the trucking know-how sector over the previous decade. However what does this consolidation pattern imply for the trucking and logistics corporations that depend on these applied sciences? On this episode, Seth Clevenger speaks with James Langley, senior vice chairman at Trimble Transportation, on the modernization of tech stacks and the way freight know-how corporations are coming collectively to achieve a typical finish objective: making fleet operations extra environment friendly. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to


Episode 51: Will Machine Studying Energy the Way forward for Trucking Software program? 

From nuclear verdicts to the driving force scarcity, fashionable trucking corporations face critical challenges. However what in the event you may stop accidents and driver turnover earlier than they occur? On this episode, host Seth Clevenger speaks with two know-how CEOs to debate how machine studying can allow higher enterprise choices and a extra proactive stance on security. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 50: How Can Fleets Harness Information to Save Gasoline and Reduce Emissions? 

Sustainable trucking is right here. A rising variety of shippers, targeted on lowering carbon emissions of their provide chains, are searching for extra environment friendly freight transportation companies. Federal and state clear air rules solely underscore that demand. Gone, although, are the times when going inexperienced merely meant added prices for truckers. The truth is, in 2021, fleets might discover extra boon than burden. One key step is studying to harness and handle the information to scale back gasoline consumption. On this episode, we’ll discuss to 2 main gamers within the transportation know-how sector which are serving to fleets transfer nearer to whole provide chain sustainability. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 49: Will Know-how Convergence Streamline Fleet Administration? 

Undertake new tech, and you may run a extra environment friendly operation, however what occurs when your trucking tech stack turns into unruly? With copious quantities of knowledge sitting in numerous silos and redundant in-cab {hardware}, fleets are left scrambling. On this episode, we ask, how can we lower down on these redundancies? And what will be carried out to streamline fleet administration practices? To get solutions, we discuss with Ray Greer, CEO of Omnitracs, which acquired SmartDrive final 12 months in an effort to converge tech and enhance consumer expertise. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 48: RoadSigns Roundabout: Yr in Evaluation, Half 2 

In 2020, COVID strained enterprise stability, but trucking persevered. Which have been the best ache factors? What have been the largest classes? On this episode, we focus on the solutions to those questions and canopy every thing from fuel tax to distant work. With the assistance of our particular Transport Matters friends, Seth Clevenger, Managing Editor for Options, and reporter Eleanor Lamb, we’ll not solely begin to put the 12 months of COVID in perspective for truckers, we’ll additionally start to map a plan for 2021. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 47: RoadSigns Roundabout: Yr in Evaluation, Half 1 

On this particular two-part 12 months in evaluation, we take off the COVID-19 glasses and take an excellent have a look at the know-how and regulatory developments that can provide help to and your online business in 2021. From FMCSA updates that affected hours of service to software program and tools, 2020 provided loads of “non-COVID” trade enhancements. To get the clearest imaginative and prescient of the upcoming 12 months, we usher in Transport Matters Reporter Eleanor Lamb and Managing Editor for Options Seth Clevenger to speak about these developments and the way they’ll provide help to navigate 2021. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 46: How Has COVID-19 Altered Logistics Planning for Thanksgiving?

How has turkey-to-table modified this 12 months? What obstacles are suppliers going via to get turkeys to the grocery shops? From security rules in meat packing factories to eating places closed nationwide, fleets and suppliers should pivot to remain afloat. Be part of us as we discuss with J.J. Smith, president of Valley Proteins, about how staying open-minded and versatile helped his enterprise of delivering turkeys persevere. Hear a snippet above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 45: WD6: How Does the Business Recruit and Nurture Office Variety? 

As a recruiter within the trade, it’s getting harder to search out ample workforce wanted to ship vital items nationwide. You’ve tried all the right recruiting channels — upward mobility, compensation packages, exploring completely different skilled pockets — however have you ever thought of inclusion and variety in your advertising and marketing method? Based on Shelley Dellinger of  Cargo Transporters and Alphonso Lewis, ATA’s Highway Workforce Captain and YRC Freight driver, range in recruitment strategies is important. On this episode, we discover that together with individuals of colour and members of the LGBTQ neighborhood in your advertising and marketing method could be the important thing to a stronger and extra prosperous workforce. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 44: WD5: What Is the Business Doing to Prepare and Put together Truck Drivers? 

Does incentivizing your drivers maintain you up at night time? Do you are worried that aggressive pay is probably not sufficient? Would you be shocked to study that cultivating profitable advantages applications is likely to be as straightforward as ensuring your drivers are wholesome, joyful and ready? On this episode, host Michael Freeze takes a have a look at the shocking methods trucking corporations are constructing robust, resilient cultures and attracting expertise that stays. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 43: WD4: RoadSigns Roundabout: What Have We Discovered About Workforce Improvement? 

Over the previous few episodes, we have had the possibility to take heed to the experiences of trade leaders and the methods and planning that go into discovering the appropriate individuals on your workforce. With their perception, we unlocked quite a few tricks to maintain your workforce functioning and worthwhile. So, this week, host Michael Freeze critiques crucial bullet factors, from technician and driver coaching to incorporating range in each recruitment and retention. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 42: WD3: What Is the Business Doing to Embody Extra Girls? 

What are trade executives doing to assist deliver extra girls into the fold, not solely as drivers, however in management roles? How can we maintain pushing towards a balanced boardroom? Host Michael Freeze talks with Ellen Voie, President and CEO of Girls In Trucking, and Debora Babin Katz, vice chairman of TrucBrush Corp. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 41: WD2: What Is the Strategy of Coaching a Business Driver? 

What does it take to be a business driver, and what are colleges doing to coach these drivers? Host Michael Freeze speaks with Chris Thropp, CEO and president of Sage Truck Driving College, and Don Lefeve, CEO of the Business Car Coaching Affiliation. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 40: WD1: What Does It Take to Prepare a Class 8 Technician? 

New approaches to diesel technician recruitment and retention might provide help to safe the absolute best hires and safe your online business investments.  So, what are fleets doing to assist appeal to that expertise to hitch the altering workforce surroundings? Host Michael Freeze speaks with Ken Boyer, dean of the Auto/Diesel Institute and program director of diesel companies at Baker Faculty, and Ralph Romero, vice chairman of expertise administration at U.S. Xpress. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to


Episode 39: How Is Related-Car Know-how Remodeling Fleet Administration? 

What fuels will energy the way forward for trucking? For all the excitement in regards to the potential of electrical vehicles, they nonetheless face challenges. On this episode we discover that alternate options equivalent to pure fuel and propane supply steadiness and assist widen the view of trucking’s future. Host Seth Clevenger talks with Chad Lindholm, vice chairman of pure fuel supplier Clear Vitality, and Stuart Weidie, president of a nationwide propane autogas fueling community, Alliance Autogas. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to


Episode 38: How Is Related-Car Know-how Remodeling Fleet Administration? 

Related vehicles have been reshaping fleet administration for years, and the chances proceed to develop. On this episode, we assess how connectivity is altering trucking as we speak and into the long run, together with the way it may allow electrical and self-driving vehicles. Host Seth Clevenger talks with two specialists from Penske Transportation Options, Invoice Combs, vice chairman of linked car technique and experimentation, and Samantha Thompson, supervisor of fleet telematics and buyer success. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 37: What Will the Rise of 5G Imply for Trucking? 

5G wi-fi networks promise larger bandwidth, sooner speeds and improved reliability, all of which may assist speed up the enlargement of onboard sensors and linked gadgets on business vehicles and trailers. However how lengthy will the trade have to attend till this know-how is prepared for fleet operations? Host Seth Clevenger talks with Chris Wolfe, CEO of PowerFleet, and John Binder, director of wi-fi operations at Trimble Transportation. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to


Episode 36: How Can Fleets Get a Higher Deal with on Rushing? 

Increased speeds can result in expensive crashes and better insurance coverage claims. So how can fleet managers harness know-how to get a greater deal with on car pace and enhance their security tradition? Host Seth Clevenger speaks with Mathieu Boivin of E-Sensible and Jonathan Hubbard of SpeedGauge. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to  

Episode 35: RoadSigns Roundabout: Trucking’s Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has modified the foundations of enterprise, disrupted provide chains and created market volatility. So how are companies performing below this new work surroundings? And what additional steps ought to corporations take to guard workers? Host Seth Clevenger revisits interviews with a broad vary of trade specialists and their evolving response to the pandemic. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to  

Episode 34: How Are Logistics Corporations Managing Disruption In the course of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

COVID-19 has positioned vital pressure on many freight networks. So how are third-party logistics suppliers adapting to satisfy these challenges? And the way will this disaster change provide chains in the long term? Seth Clevenger chats with two 3PL executives who’ve had firsthand expertise contending with this disaster. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to  

Episode 33: How Are Trucking Corporations Weathering the Coronavirus Storm?

There isn’t any playbook for navigating the COVID-19 disaster. How can trucking corporations regulate their operations to make sure that important freight retains transferring whereas defending their employees? Host Seth Clevenger speaks with Lilli Chiu, senior threat advisor at Hub Worldwide, and Dave Cox, president of cross-border LTL service Polaris Transportation, about how fleets can set up measures to assist shield their drivers and different workers from contracting the virus. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to  

Episode 32: How Is Provide Chain Visibility Easing Logistics Challenges Amid the Covid-19 Disaster?

COVID-19 has been a wakeup name to many companies and their potential to mobilize quickly, arrange disaster administration mechanisms and construct the availability chain resilience that can see them via to the opposite aspect. Figuring out the situation and standing of freight makes all of the distinction in navigating uncertainty. Host Seth Clevenger speaks with provide chain visibility specialists Glenn Koepke and Francis Roy. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 31: How Are Check Drivers Paving the Method for Truck Platooning?

Two vehicles journey collectively in a decent formation on the freeway, linked by linked car know-how. When the driving force of the lead truck brakes, the next truck mechanically follows swimsuit. Check drivers on the helm of those truck platoons say the expertise is rather a lot like utilizing adaptive cruise management on steroids. On this episode, host Seth Clevenger speaks with Mike Perkins and Derrick Bathroom, check drivers at Peloton, one of many corporations on the forefront of creating truck platooning methods. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 30: Is It Time for Fleets to Speed up Substitute Cycles for Onboard Tech?

A lot of the trucking trade continues to depend on older onboard know-how for mission-critical features equivalent to digital logging of driver hours of service. This reliance on legacy methods can harm reliability and effectivity, notably with the sunsetting of 3G networks. So is it time for fleets and their know-how distributors to implement sooner substitute cycles for onboard tech? Seth Clevenger talks to Ray Greer, CEO of Omnitracs, and Deryk Powell, president at Velociti. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 29: Who Will Restore the Vehicles of Tomorrow?

Driver recruiting and turnover have been persistent challenges for trucking corporations, however the trade can also be struggling to draw a brand new technology of technicians to take care of and restore the more and more high-tech vehicles that transfer the nation’s freight. Seth Clevenger sits with the 2 individuals most targeted on the brand new technician hunt. Be part of us in Atlanta as we discuss to Know-how & Upkeep Council’s govt director, Robert Braswell, and new chairman, Stacy Earnhardt, and discover out who’s fixing the vehicles of tomorrow. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 28: What Can Predictive Analytics Reveal about Driver Security?

Driver security is paramount for trucking corporations, however figuring out which drivers are most definitely to be concerned in a crash is not any easy job. Because it faucets into a wide range of information sources, predictive analytics software program helps to scale back the guesswork. On this episode, host Seth Clevenger talks with Hayden Cardiff, CEO of Idelic, and Ashim Bose, chief information scientist at Omnitracs. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 27: What Lies Forward on the Highway to Electrical Vehicles?

On this episode, we take a recent have a look at the street forward for electric-powered business autos. How quickly will electrification actually grasp trucking, and in what purposes? And what are the obstacles that early adopters might want to overcome? Be part of Seth Clevenger in Las Vegas, from the present ground of CES 2020, as he interviews Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt chief engineer, and Chris Nordh, senior director of superior car know-how and vitality merchandise at Ryder System. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to


Episode 26: What Did CES 2020 Reveal Concerning the Way forward for Trucking?

What was trucking doing at CES 2020? That is the query that drives host Seth Clevenger to Las Vegas and the occasion previously recognized for loopy client devices. There, he meets Wealthy Mohr, chief know-how officer for Ryder Fleet Administration Options, and Stephan Olsen, basic supervisor of the Paccar Innovation Middle. Hear in as these innovators assist him see how excessive tech the trade has grow to be, and how one can put together for this new age of trucking. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 25: RoadSigns Roundabout: Automated Trucking, Half II

Over the previous few years, we have seen quite a lot of funding in self-driving know-how for business vehicles. However what about trucking automation designed to assist the driving force slightly than exchange the driving force? In late 2019, Chuck Value, chief product officer of TuSimple, and Ognen Stojanovski, co-founder and COO of, introduced RoadSigns listeners with a palatable Degree 2 model of trucking autonomy. Be part of us on half two of our autonomous investigation, and put the machine-to-driver actuality within the clearest view. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 24: RoadSigns Roundabout: Automated Trucking, Half I

Final 12 months we got down to reply a query: What does the transfer towards autonomy imply for the truck driver? Who’s behind the wheel of tomorrow? This 12 months, host Seth Clevenger permits these necessary inquiries to resurface in new contexts.  As a part of a 2020 preview, and a two-part investigation of autonomous as we speak, this episode revisits conversations with a few of 2019’s most educated specialists in autonomous trucking. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 23: RoadSigns Roundabout: Wanting Forward to Trucking’s Future by Wanting Again

Due to the provocative predictions about our linked future, RoadSigns friends introduced listeners with a fairly shocking image of trucking and freight transportation. On this episode, we mirror on these themes and interviews from 2019.  Host Seth Clevenger offers recent commentary on the industrywide transition to ELD, enlargement of monitoring and freight visibility know-how, and the readability you could sort out truck tech’s most complex points within the new 12 months. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to


RoadSigns: Season Six

Episode 3: How Can Extra Numerous Management Spark Higher Concepts in Transportation?

How can a extra various management staff create a aggressive benefit in enterprise? Whether or not you are operating a trucking firm or constructing a know-how startup, including range to your staff will introduce new perspective. And new perspective may simply be the important thing to taking your organization to the following stage. On this episode, host Seth Clevenger asks Lily Shen, president of Transfix, and Ellen Voie, president of the Girls in Trucking Affiliation, what it would take for trucking corporations to take away boundaries and grow to be extra inclusive. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 2: How Will the Web of Issues Form the Way forward for the Trucking Business?

Transportation is turning into more and more linked with extra sensors, extra information and extra insights to assist trucking and logistics suppliers function extra effectively. So, what’s subsequent? How can fleets put together for this copious quantity of knowledge coming into their again workplace? Within the episode, we head to American Trucking Affiliation’s 2019 Administration Convention & Exhibition to ask Henry Popplewell, president of Skybitz, and Scott Sutarik, vice chairman of economic car options at Geotab, what corporations can do to arrange for the age of massive information. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 1: Will Energetic Security Know-how Change into an Business Normal?

Business adoption of energetic security applied sciences equivalent to air disc brakes, collision mitigation methods and lane departure warnings is on the rise. Fleets that implement these applied sciences see decrease insurance coverage prices, decreased collision charges and vital return on funding. Be part of host Seth Clevenger as he travels to the 2019 North American Business Car Present to take a seat down with specialists from Wabco and Bendix to search out out what it would take to get fleets to make the most of the newest advances in car security. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

RoadSigns: Season 5

Episode 3: How Can Trucking Elevate the Bar for Freight Visibility?

All of a sudden, shippers appear to anticipate freight carriers to know, and share, the transit story. And people who can’t rise to the information demand lose out on the contract. Current advances in AI and machine-learning software program gasoline this rise. However what does this imply for the shipper-carrier relationship? Host Seth Clevenger makes the journey to Trimble’s 2019 In.sight Consumer Convention to speak to a few trade specialists about why the flexibility of real-time visibility is turning into desk stakes in a big section of the freight market. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 2: How Can Fleets Navigate the Path Forward for Information Analytics and ELDs?

Onboard software program means machine information, upkeep information, driver information, load information and all different kinds of street information arrive on the fleet’s again workplace ready to be sifted for highly effective perception. However that requires fleets to have the appropriate back-office software program to do this sifting, and the appropriate (and regulatory compliant) onboard software program to do the proper of knowledge accumulating. That may imply challenges for as we speak’s fleet. Seth Clevenger travels to the Trimble 2019 In.sight Consumer Convention to ask a pair of executives to assist him perceive how one firm makes an attempt to consider a data-management future. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 1: How Will Machine Studying Improve Transportation Software program?

Trucking choices have gone to the machines. The guarantees sound virtually magical: Provide your shippers with higher freight visibility with one click on, higher handle your driver profiles and enhance retention with this straightforward software program. The truth is, as we speak, an algorithmic resolution exists for nearly each trucking and logistics drawback. However, Seth Clevenger wonders, how effectively are the machines studying at scale?  Will these applied sciences actually proceed to supply as we speak’s trucking and logistics managers with higher resolution and assist options for real-world issues tomorrow? To get some solutions, our host travels to the 2019 McLeod Software program Consumer Convention and sits with tech professional and firm CEO Tom McLeod, who helps to place a human rationalization to the work of the machines. Hear in, earlier than RoadSigns mechanically recommends a distinct podcast episode. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

RoadSigns: Season 4

Episode 3: Onboard Video: What Actually Occurred Out on the Highway?

Till just lately, what occurred on the street, stayed on the street. Trucking companies had little alternative to observe and measure elementary elements of their operations, and drivers have been on their very own to battle claims. Now, onboard cameras present a view of the street and the cab. Fleets use the gadgets to assist with every thing from worker coaching to threat administration. However does such use pay dividends? Will onboard cameras lead fleets to larger effectivity, higher security data, and stronger decision-making? Hear in, as host Seth Clevenger asks two main subject specialists to assist him perceive the true worth of those gadgets. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 2: Will Automated Steering Make Vehicles Safer and Drivers Happier?

The introduction of energetic steering options in business vehicles represents the following evolutioary stage for the onboard security and collision mitigation methods accessible available on the market as we speak. However how will this have an effect on the driving force expertise? Host Seth Clevenger speaks with specialists Dan Williams, director of ADAS and autonomy at ZF Group, and Jason Roycht, vice chairman and regional enterprise chief for business autos at Bosch North America. Hear a snippet, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 1: What Does the Future Maintain for Truck Platooning?

Truck platooning lets paired vehicles brake and speed up in unison to save lots of gasoline, and will enhance driver productiveness. So why is platooning nonetheless within the testing part? Host Seth Clevenger sits down with authorities reporter Eleanor Lamb and Cetin Mericli, CEO and Founding father of Locomation, an organization that’s actively implementing platooning practices. Hear a snippet from Mericli, above, and get the complete program by going to

RoadSigns: Season Three

Episode 3: Is Predictive Upkeep the Subsequent Massive Leap for Fleet Effectivity?

They are saying if it ain’t broke, don’t repair it. So, what in the event you may plan upkeep and elements substitute on want, slightly than commonplace service intervals? The price advantages are invaluable. Tools upkeep has a big a part of the underside line of trucking gasoline effectivity. Hear a snippet from Clevenger, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 2: How A lot Extra Juice Can Be Squeezed Out of the Aerodynamics Lemon?

Subtle fleets have already taken benefit of the low-hanging fruit, equivalent to sideskirts and trailer tails, and OEMs have made their tractors extra streamlined. So, our host wonders, what’s left? How far more is feasible? Can trucking companies nonetheless make lemonade by adopting new practices? Or is that this subject simply out of juice? Hear a snipped from Clevenger, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 1: How Can Trucking Take Gasoline Financial system to the Subsequent Degree?

The perpetual drive to enhance gasoline effectivity will solely proceed as fleets look to enhance their backside traces, and GHG emission and gasoline financial system requirements tighten. So, host Seth Clevenger wonders, what are fleets and tech distributors doing to search out additional enhancements in gasoline financial system? Hear a snipped from Clevenger, above, and get the complete program by going to

RoadSigns: Season Two

Episode 3: How does AI Change Trucking’s Again Workplace?

Did you ever marvel what may occur in case your back-office decision-makers had time to strategize and suppose, slightly than be weighed down by menial duties? May the digital mind assist assist your actual human brains? And will they accomplish that in cost-effective methods? On this episode of RoadSigns, host Seth Clevenger takes a have a look at the best way a completely new know-how modifications trucking’s and freight transportation’s again workplace.  As synthetic intelligence and machine studying start to look in trucking and logistics software program, he wonders, “How is that this pattern altering transportation administration? And … what’s the future?” Hear a snipped from Clevenger, above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 2: What Does the Future Maintain for ELDs?

Have you considered know-how as a gateway to … extra know-how? Take the oft-considered digital logging system know-how for example. What was a know-how meant to trace hours of service might now be a gateway into new types of fleet administration. The truth is, a number of new ELD distributors (not less than the profitable ones) are increasing their merchandise to ship new fleet administration options past core compliance. On this episode of RoadSigns, host Seth Clevenger goes on the hunt for examples of latest makes use of of the tech previously recognized simply as hours-of-service monitoring and asks, “Can it actually do this too?” Hear a snippet from Norm Ellis, president of EROAD, above, and get the complete program by going to


Episode 1: The AOBRD Phaseout: Is Your Fleet Ready?

It’s time to commerce in your outdated tech for brand spanking new. Oh … and you’ve got lower than a 12 months to finish the journey.
Each enterprise supervisor is aware of that, when you will have institutionalized an operational know-how, transferring to a brand new system can really feel like an inconceivable job. And the stakes enhance when outdoors forces put a time constraint on that change. A few of trucking’s most forward-thinking managers present an excellent instance. Their tech? The motive force-logging software program often known as AOBRDs. These managers have till December 2019 emigrate to new monitoring platforms: digital logging gadgets. Not like those that adopted ELDs as new know-how, AOBRD customers perceive the advantages of this monitoring know-how however should cope with legacy workflows and different operational necessities. On this episode of RoadSigns, host Seth Clevenger maps the good tech migration from AOBRDs to ELDs and asks, “What is going to trucking’s enterprise leaders have to make the transition in time?” Hear a snippet from Fred Fakkema, vice chairman of compliance at Zonar, above, and get the complete program by going to


RoadSigns: Season Intersession

Episode 2: Is Trucking Charging Towards an Electrical Actuality?

Proper now, within the ports of Southern California, product planning, buying, and regulatory forces are coming collectively to put the groundwork for the primary actual electrical ecosystem. Grants and incentives make EV know-how engaging for each new truck producers and patrons. So, host Dan Ronan wonders, may what’s taking place on the ports of Southern California have penalties for the best way the remainder of the nation experiences an electrical future? To seek out out, he spends time with the top of product planning for a significant truck producer and a coverage professional with a watch on sustainable trucking. Hear a snippet from Volvo’s Keith Brandis above, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 1: How Does Congress Say Trucking?

With a brand new Congress set to convene in January, what’s the alternative for motion on trucking points on Capitol Hill? Will infrastructure lastly bubble as much as the highest of the precedence listing as a possible bipartisan victory? TT’s Eugene Mulero and CQ Roll Name’s Kellie Mejdrich discuss with TT’s Dan Ronan about what’s forward not solely on Capitol Hill but in addition on the regulatory entrance. Hear a snippet from Mejdrich above, and get the complete program by going to

RoadSigns: Season One

Episode 5: Faucet Right here to E book Your Subsequent Load

How far can we go when it comes to automating freight transactions? Will automated brokerage actually be capable to assist shippers discover vehicles and fleets discover drivers? Hear a snippet from Ziad Ismail, chief product officer at digital freight matching agency Convoy, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 4: Placing the Provide Chain on the Blockchain

What does trucking’s rush towards blockchain imply for an trade that depends a lot on belief amongst enterprise companions? Will it be capable to put its belief on this know-how platform and its immutable information? Hear a snippet from Ken Craig, vice chairman of particular tasks for McLeod Software program and co-founder of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), and get the complete program by going to

Episode 3: Will Your Subsequent Truck Be a Plug-In?

Are electrical autos poised to interrupt via in business transportation? Hear a snippet from Mike Roeth, govt director of the North American Council for Freight Effectivity, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 2: What’s Subsequent on the Highway to Self-Driving Vehicles?

So automation is coming, however how will it’s deployed? What is going to the authorized and regulatory framework appear to be? Hear a snippet from Chuck Value, vice chairman of product at TuSimple, and get the complete program by going to

Episode 1: Autonomous: Who’s Behind the Wheel of Tomorrow?

In our debut episodes of RoadSigns, we deal with how the trucking trade’s regular and ongoing improvement of autonomous know-how might sometime have an effect on truck drivers.

In our debut episode of RoadSigns, we ask: What does the transfer towards autonomy imply for the truck driver? Hear a snippet from Alex Rodrigues, CEO of Embark, above, and get the complete program by going to


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