20 episodes

Join us each week as we explore what it means to be “Net Zero” in transportation and hear what experts, industry professionals, and your peers are collectively doing to reduce emissions.

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Join us each week as we explore what it means to be “Net Zero” in transportation and hear what experts, industry professionals, and your peers are collectively doing to reduce emissions.

    Making Diesel Trucks Happy

    Making Diesel Trucks Happy

    FreightWaves’ Director of Carbon Intelligence, Tyler Cole is joined by Jack Schickler, founder and CEO of Service Professionals Inc. (SPI). Jack is a retired General Motors executive with over 55 years of emission control engineering experience. They dig into the science of making diesel trucks happy, which is the promise of SPI’s latest innovation, the SPIER System. This low-cost retrofit maximizes the performance of diesel engines, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and lowers maintenance costs.

    • 29 min
    Women in Trucking: Talking the SG in ESG

    Women in Trucking: Talking the SG in ESG

    The U.S. economy relies on efficient movement of goods, none of which happens without professional drivers. All too often this group is without a voice at the table in policy & strategy discussions. On this week’s episode, Tyler Cole sits with Desiree Wood, Founder & President of REAL Women in Trucking to talk about the numerous challenges facing truck drivers, and how female drivers in particular have additional struggles to overcome. From truck parking, training and certification, to discrimination and representation, Desiree explains how her group advocates for positive change for women in trucking.

    • 25 min
    Part 2: Journey to Emission Reduction with Erik Neandross CEO of GNA

    Part 2: Journey to Emission Reduction with Erik Neandross CEO of GNA

    Danny Gomez, Managing Director of Financial and Emerging Markets at FreightWaves, sits with Erik Neandross, CEO of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, to dig into the "what next?" for firms committed to reducing emissions from transportation. Erik discusses the importance of doing the technology research, implementation planning, and funding strategy before setting and communicating goals.

    • 27 min
    Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

    Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

    Tyler Cole is joined on this week’s show by Ashley Yentz, Senior Director of Continuous Improvement for Sleep Number. They discuss the value of data in decision making and how to create a culture of continuous improvement. Ashley’s passion for growing engaged communities shines through as she describes how the team at Sleep Number identifies and implements data-driven, sustainable solutions within their fulfillment chain.

    • 24 min
    How CHEP is helping to create a "Zero Waste World"

    How CHEP is helping to create a "Zero Waste World"

    Danny Gomez, Managing Director of Financial and Emerging Markets at FreightWaves, sits with Dennis Raffa, Dennis Raffa, Program Lead of the Zero Waste World initiative in North America for CHEP, to discuss how a pallet company founded in Australia during World War II is helping to create a "Zero Waste World". Dennis sheds light on how the company history and culture have helped start the sustainability program he runs. The specific activities happening at CHEP internally and with their customers and partners, like Convoy, are great examples how collaboration and efficiency investments can result in immediate reductions in emissions.

    • 34 min
    How do hydrogen and RNG fit into the future of trucking?

    How do hydrogen and RNG fit into the future of trucking?

    Tyler Cole sits with FreightWaves’ own Alan Adler to discuss the past and future and alternative fuel vehicles, including hydrogen and renewable natural gas. Besides writing the weekly Truck Talk newsletter, Alan focuses on new technologies and fuels from an OEM perspective. He leverages this focus with a 20 year history of communications and PR in the auto manufacturing industry to deliver fresh insights into what’s on the horizon for the over the road segment.

    • 29 min

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