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Go behind the scenes with the industry’s most seasoned trucking reporters. Heavy Duty Trucking’s editorial team uses decades of experience to bring you expert insights and interview industry professionals to discuss the latest news, trends, and technology that will help you run your fleet more efficiently, safely, and profitably.

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Go behind the scenes with the industry’s most seasoned trucking reporters. Heavy Duty Trucking’s editorial team uses decades of experience to bring you expert insights and interview industry professionals to discuss the latest news, trends, and technology that will help you run your fleet more efficiently, safely, and profitably.

    How Fleets Can Use AI to Engage Truck Drivers

    How Fleets Can Use AI to Engage Truck Drivers

    Is artificial intelligence the next big leap in truck driver recruiting and retention technology? Communicating with drivers on the road has come a long way since the days of pay phones, and it looks like AI will help take it even further.



    This episode of HDT's Leadership Insights video podcast is produced in partnership with, and sponsored by, Tenstreet.





    HDT’s Deborah Lockridge talks to Tenstreet CEO Tim Crawford about the current state of the driver market, how mobile technology is affecting trucking, AI-powered navigation combined with messaging, and more, including:


    What's going on in the truck driver market
    What can motor carriers do?
    What problems can connecting navigation, geofencing, and mobile communication technology address for drivers?
    Could this communication tech backfire and replace the important human touch?
    How Tenstreet is using generative AI
    What motor carriers should look for when implementing this or other new technology

    Learn More About Using Technology in Driver Recruiting and Retention 


    Why the Human Touch is Still Important in an Age of AI
    About Tenstreet's AI-Powered Solutions
    How Trucking Fleets Can Use Custom Apps to Preserve the Owner-Operator Model

    • 16 min
    Taming Truck Battery Headaches

    Taming Truck Battery Headaches

    Heavy-duty truck batteries are often overlooked — until a driver goes to crank up the truck and it won’t start. In an age where nearly every system on a truck is “smart,” can technology help?



    This episode of HDT's Leadership Insights is sponsored by, and produced in partnership with, EnerSys, manufacturer of Odyssey Batteries.



    HDT's Deborah Lockridge talks to Daniel Jones, applications field engineer for Enersys, for insights into questions such as:


    Why is it so hard to figure out when a battery is near the end of its life?
    What shortens battery life?
    What can a "smart" battery do?



    🏫 Truck Battery Resources


    How to Get the Most from Your Truck Batteries
    5 Tips to Keep Your Battery Running in the Summer Heat



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    • 11 min
    Tearing Down Barriers Facing Women in the Trucking Industry

    Tearing Down Barriers Facing Women in the Trucking Industry

    The National Transportation Institute's Leah Shaver challenges some conventional thinking about women in trucking, from behind the wheel to the board room, in this episode of HDT Talks Trucking.


    Shaver is president and CEO of the National Transportation Institute, which recently surveyed women about the challenges they encounter in the trucking industry — and she has some ideas on what motor carriers can do to address them in this interview with HDT Editor and Associate Publisher Deborah Lockridge.

    It starts, she says, by addressing the barriers we’ve built for working moms, finding creative solutions to childcare, and overhauling the structures we’ve built to train industry newcomers.

    Learn More About Advancing Women in the Trucking Industry

    NTI Survey Shines a Light on the Hurdles and Opportunities to Advancement for Women in Trucking

    Real Talk: The One Vital Element We Must Get Right As an Industry for Women to Join us and Excel

    Trucking and Women: Difficult Discussions a Must for Moving Forward

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    • 24 min
    Can Your Radio Take Control of Your Truck?

    Can Your Radio Take Control of Your Truck?

    The automotive cybersecurity landscape is evolving, movingbeyond mere ransomware attacks on fleets. While that is something to be guarded against, hackers can now weaponize connected vehicles in ways that sooner or later will compromise safety.

    Software defined vehicles and unsecure APIs and mobile services are opening new attack vectors for the bad guys to exploit. And new vectors are opening every day.

    Upstream Security's president of North American operations, Hiam Kantor, joins HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park to discuss the scope of the problem, and look at what needs to be done to keep the Black Hats at bay. 

    Watch this Episode of HDT Talks Trucking to Learn:


    The scope of the cyber security threat
    How hackers are getting around built-in security
    features
    How these hacks can impact safety 
    New attack vectors coming through APIs and
    mobile services
    The emerging threat to electric vehicles
    How some vehicle owners are hacking into their
    own vehicles to jailbreak them

     

    More About the Newest Cybersecurity Threats

    Upstream Security

    Upstream Security's Global Automotive Cybersecurity Report

    Additional News Stories on Vehicle Hacking

    Keep the Hackers Out: How Trucking
    Companies Can Up Their Cybersecurity Game

    ORBCOMM ransomware attack causes trucking fleet
    management outage

    Teen hacker says he’s found way to remotely control 25
    Tesla EVs around the world

    Hacker Exploits Sirius XM Flaw to Remotely Unlock, Honk
    Horn on Cars

     Hackers caused a massive traffic jam in Moscow using a
    ride-hailing app

    • 23 min
    What Do Scope 3 Emissions Mean to Your Trucking Fleet?

    What Do Scope 3 Emissions Mean to Your Trucking Fleet?

    With more attention being paid to Scope 3 emissions, may
    need to take a more proactive approach and a deeper dive into your company’s operations to attract and keep customers.

     

    On this episode of HDT Talks Trucking, HDT’s Deborah
    Lockridge talks with one fleet that’s ahead of the curve in meeting shipper demands for more sustainable transportation. Shawntell Kroese, AVP of Sustainability and Sales Operations, Werner Enterprises, talks about the
    company’s ambitious emissions-reduction goals, how it’s working on getting there, what Scope 3 emissions are, why fleets need to be paying attention, and advice on where to start.

     Links

    Regulators Aren't the Only Factor Driving Decarbonization



    EPA’s Scope 3 Guidance



    Werner’s ESG Progress



    HDT Emerging Leader Leads Werner Diversity Efforts

    • 19 min
    Too Fast for Conditions: Solving Trucking's Roll-over Dilemma

    Too Fast for Conditions: Solving Trucking's Roll-over Dilemma

    We are seeing a distressing increase in the number of truck
    rollover crashes these days. And while they are fewer in number, the number of runaway truck crashes on mountain grades remain a problem. What's behind the increase isn't completely clear, but many believe it's a lack of driver training and understanding of vehicle dynamics.  

    Brian Bullock, the founder Road-Aware Safety Systems, has
    been studying such crashes for years. He has a pretty good handle on the problem, and he's bringing a solution to the table. He joins HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park to discuss drivers' apparent lack of awareness of vehicle dynamics (and in some cases of proper and safe driving techniques), and to explain how to solve this problem.



    More About Preventing Vehicle-Dynamics Related Crashes

     

    Road-Aware's home page



    Mountain Driving 101 video series, featuring Equipment Editor
    Jim Park
     

    How a well-designed driver safety program will pay dividends

    • 31 min

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