6 episodes

Why is transportation of goods and people essential for our economic development and prosperity? How can we transport goods in a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly way on our streets? What importance do automated and connected commercial vehicles have? Which drive systems will move our vehicles in the future? These are some of the central questions keeping Daimler Trucks & Buses busy.

Martin Daum, CEO of Trucks & Buses is pursuing these and many other pressing questions of our time. In our podcast “Transportation Matters” he welcomes special guests from all over the world and all areas of society to discuss exciting topics and pioneering ideas.
How do you teach a truck autonomous driving? How do you transport goods with a more green-minded sense on our streets? And what does coaching a basketball team, and the business world have in common?
Martin Daum and his guests will discuss these and many other aspects in the first season of our podcast. Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for a fascinating new episode.

In English or German episodes our CEO tackles topics that are extremely relevant to the future of transportation.

Transportation Matters - The CEO Podcast of Daimler Trucks & Buses Daimler Truck AG

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Why is transportation of goods and people essential for our economic development and prosperity? How can we transport goods in a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly way on our streets? What importance do automated and connected commercial vehicles have? Which drive systems will move our vehicles in the future? These are some of the central questions keeping Daimler Trucks & Buses busy.

Martin Daum, CEO of Trucks & Buses is pursuing these and many other pressing questions of our time. In our podcast “Transportation Matters” he welcomes special guests from all over the world and all areas of society to discuss exciting topics and pioneering ideas.
How do you teach a truck autonomous driving? How do you transport goods with a more green-minded sense on our streets? And what does coaching a basketball team, and the business world have in common?
Martin Daum and his guests will discuss these and many other aspects in the first season of our podcast. Tune in the first Wednesday of every month for a fascinating new episode.

In English or German episodes our CEO tackles topics that are extremely relevant to the future of transportation.

    #01.05 | Daniel Schaefer – Globalization

    #01.05 | Daniel Schaefer – Globalization

    Daimler Trucks CEO Martin Daum and Head of the news division of Bloomberg Germany Daniel Schaefer discuss globalization and its opportunities and challenges. As leaders of global organizations, the two shed light on why globalization is much more than just trade and economics, why its benefits are not taken for granted by many these days and what responsibilities politics, media and business have to address peoples' concerns and fears.

    Daniel Schaefer is Head of the German office for world-leading media corporation Bloomberg and a seasoned business editor who worked for several business media outlets. For him, globalization and international exchange have always been part of his personal and professional life. The two spoke in his newsroom in Frankfurt, which delivers financial news and data from Germany to the rest of the world.

    Enjoy!

    • 30 min
    #01.04 | Terry Stotts – Leadership

    #01.04 | Terry Stotts – Leadership

    Martin Daum is a die-hard basketball fan. As the CEO of a global company, he sees similarities in business and sports and often the same basic principles of leadership, team work and performance. In this episode he meets Terry Stotts – the NBA head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers.

    This year coach Stotts is currently in his eighth season with the Blazers based in the northwest of the United States. Previously he worked as a head coach and assistant coach for five different NBA teams – including the 2011 NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.

    Terry Stotts and Martin Daum discuss the parallels of coaching a NBA team and running a business. For example, why do you need both a strong bench and stars who can make the difference? Coach Stotts also provides some insights on what he tells his team in a timeout or during the halftime break… and what made Dirk Nowitzki a unique leader. Enjoy!

    • 43 min
    #01.03 | Brad White – Purpose

    #01.03 | Brad White – Purpose

    The latest episode of Transportation Matters is about the ‘Why?’. Why, as a company, are we doing business - beyond making money? What drives us, what gets us up in the morning to give it our best? In other words: What is our purpose? Martin Daum goes after these questions in his conversation with Brad White, a veteran specialized in helping businesses to define and use their purpose beyond the financials.

    Brad White likes to compare his work to that of an archeologist, who engages in digging deep down to the core of a company to find its heritage and reasons for existence, to reveal its underlying values and key principles. Having done this for dozens of companies across industries, borders and size, Brad talks to Martin about whether purpose is just another flavor of the day or if it is already embedded in every corporation. The two are also discussing why it is important to have a purpose and to live by it. And why, first and foremost, having a purpose is a basic human need.
    Enjoy!

    • 32 min
    #01.02 | Joschka Fischer – sustainability (German)

    #01.02 | Joschka Fischer – sustainability (German)

    In our second episode the focus is on the sustainability in the transport sector, one of the major challenges of our time. Martin Daum hosts a pioneer of sustainable and environmental friendly politics: Joschka Fischer, former Vice Chancellor and Secretary of State of the Federal Republic of Germany and now principal of Joschka Fischer & Company consultants, which he founded ten years ago.

    Having left active politics a while ago Fischer remains an attentive analyst of the political business and keeps on campaigning for environmental protection and a sustainable climate policy. Fischer's credo is that CEOs from large companies like Daimler Trucks & Buses have a specific responsibility. Martin Daum fully agrees and talks with Fischer about how to balance ecological and economical objectives.

    Joschka Fischer; Germany's Green Party methusalem and Martin Daum discuss, how society, politics and economics have to cooperate for a sustainable climate policy, why climate change does not come for free and why there is a chicken-egg-dilemma when it comes to hydrogen powered vehicles. Enjoy!

    • 39 min
    #01.01 | Michael Fleming - automated driving

    #01.01 | Michael Fleming - automated driving

    In our opening episode Martin Daum talks to Michael Fleming, a pioneer in the field of automated driving. With his company TORC Michael Fleming has been contributing to automated driving for a wide variety of vehicles for more than 15 years. Now TORC and Daimler Trucks & Buses have teamed up to teach trucks how to move goods safely and efficiently over long distances - thereby revolutionizing the transport of goods.

    About himself Michael Fleming says he is a "super nerd." He is fascinated by the technological developments in automated driving, as well as the goal of avoiding accidents. For Martin Daum the importance of logistics and trucks for the economy and society stands in the foreground. What connects the two is the passion to make road transport safer and more efficient with automated trucks.

    The approach Daimler Trucks & Buses is taking with TORC to explore what it's like to sit in an automated vehicle for the first time and why Las Vegas is a challenge for self-driving trucks is revealed in this episode. Enjoy!

    • 28 min
    Transportation Matters

    Transportation Matters

    In our podcast “Transportation Matters”, Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks & Buses welcomes guests from all over the world and all areas of society to discuss exciting topics and pioneering ideas with them. Why is transportation of goods and people essential for our economic development and prosperity? How do you teach a truck autonomous driving? How do you transport goods on streets in an environmentally friendly way? And what does coaching a basketball team, and the business world have in common?

    Find answers to these questions in the first season of “Transportation Matters”, starting September 4th 2019, followed by a new episode -in German or English- the first Wednesday of each month.

    • 3 min

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