116 episodes

From the creators of Transport Topics, RoadSigns is a podcast about trucking's future. In each episode, you'll follow a transportation journalist on a singular pursuit for the most solid answer to a critical question and meet interesting people along the way. Listen at roadsigns.ttnews.com.

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From the creators of Transport Topics, RoadSigns is a podcast about trucking's future. In each episode, you'll follow a transportation journalist on a singular pursuit for the most solid answer to a critical question and meet interesting people along the way. Listen at roadsigns.ttnews.com.

    RS104: Where Do Autonomous Trucks Fit Into Trucking’s Future? Part 3

    RS104: Where Do Autonomous Trucks Fit Into Trucking’s Future? Part 3

    Did you know? With the power of driverless technology, a 50,000 pound semi-truck can stop in less than a tenth of a second. Autonomous technology also halts the burden of driver turnover, hours-of-service regulations, and unreliable deliveries. Yet, some industry folks are still asking, what are the benefits of driverless cars and trucks? To weigh the pros and cons of autonomous technology, we bring in one of the autonomous vehicle industry’s true pioneers, Don Burnette — with more than ten years experience working on self-driving software development, he has tested the whole autonomous tech stack — from wheels and trailer sensors to asset utilization and 24/7 delivery. Tune in.

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    https://www.thelogisticsoflogistics.com/the-kodiak-story-with-don-burnette/

    https://techcrunch.com/2022/07/17/kodiak-robotics-founder-explains-why-autonomous-freight-could-brush-off-inflation/

    • 27 min
    RS103: Where Do Autonomous Trucks Fit Into Trucking’s Future? Part 2

    RS103: Where Do Autonomous Trucks Fit Into Trucking’s Future? Part 2

    Are you asking yourself: Will autonomous truck technology really improve efficiency in the transportation industry? Will self-driving trucks really take over and replace truck drivers? Let's ask a leading expert on autonomous trucking, Peter Vaughan Schmidt, CEO of Torc Robotics. With his experience in this field, he has a keen understanding of the potential that autonomous technology holds for freight transportation. He also knows the myths and misconceptions about autonomous trucking. In this episode, he sets the record straight and provides a guide to realign your business with the true autonomous reality. Tune in.

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    https://torc.ai/torc-new-ceo-peter-vaughan-schmidt/

    https://www.citybiz.co/article/309721/torc-robotics-appoints-dr-peter-vaughan-schmidt-as-ceo/

    https://truckandbusbuilder.com/article/2022/09/06/peter-vaughan-schmidt-to-replace-michael-fleming-as-ceo-of-torc-robotics

    https://www.virginiabusiness.com/tag/peter-vaughan-schmidt/

    https://www.autonews.com/executives/torc-robotics-names-new-ceo-daimlers-autonomous-technology-group

    • 34 min
    RS102: Where Do Autonomous Trucks Fit Into Trucking’s Future? Part 1

    RS102: Where Do Autonomous Trucks Fit Into Trucking’s Future? Part 1

    Autonomous trucks are still in the early days. Tech companies, startups, and companies like Daimler, TuSimple, Paccar, Aurora, Waymo, and Volvo continue to invest — making this transformative technology a reality. For this technology to succeed, however, it must integrate into real-world freight operations. In this episode, host Seth Clevenger wonders how autonomous trucks can fit into the freight transportation industry? What are the potential use cases and business models for self-driving commercial vehicles? To find answers, we step into Waabi World with Waabi's chief commercial officer, Vivian Sun, and later we hear from autonomous vehicle pioneer, Jan Becker, CEO and co-founder of Apex.ai. Tune in.

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    https://art19.com/shows/the-road-to-autonomy/episodes/013f5fce-845f-4008-9d08-a94f0540b285/embed
    https://podcasts.apple.com/es/podcast/waabi-world/id1502184916?i=1000560285812
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/alanohnsman/2022/05/09/ai-upstart-waabi-adding-self-driving-veterans-in-race-to-commercialize-robot-trucks/?sh=3b9773075ea2
    https://medium.com/toyota-ventures/q-a-with-jan-becker-co-founder-and-ceo-of-apex-ai-17ffd81c8e79
    https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/person/21068040

    • 55 min
    RS101: 2023 Year-In-Preview

    RS101: 2023 Year-In-Preview

    C.H. Robinson CEO steps down, potential recession looms, and House Republicans focus on an in-depth examination of the Biden administration’s infrastructure funding priorities. With uncertainty in the air, what is the outlook for trucking in 2023? How will the industry change with the current government, economic and business trends? To guide you through this spate of trucking news, host Michael Freeze turns to the experts — Transport Topics' Congressional Reporter Eugene Mulero and Business Reporter Connor Wolf. Tune in.

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    • 38 min
    RS100: Celebrating 100 Episodes of RoadSigns; Where Is Trucking Headed?

    RS100: Celebrating 100 Episodes of RoadSigns; Where Is Trucking Headed?

    One hundred episodes. Over one hundred guests. And, most importantly, one hundred critical trucking questions... answered. The first episode of RoadSigns asked, "Autonomous: Who's Behind the Wheel of Tomorrow?" To answer, Seth Clevenger brought in Alex Rodrigues of Embark who was just starting off in the autonomous trucking sector. Two rookies tackling the biggest question of their time and setting the stage for the future. Now, four years later, we've acquired an entire roster of extraordinary guests in tech, autonomous trucking, workforce development and trucking equipment, along with an irreplaceable co-host, Michael Freeze. For the next 30 minutes, see where trucking was in 2018, where it's going in 2023, and how RoadSigns podcast has enjoyed every minute in between — helping you, our listeners, navigate the trucking road ahead.

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    • 44 min
    RoadShow Episode 11: Rahmel Wattley

    RoadShow Episode 11: Rahmel Wattley

    "I always tell people, driving a truck is either for you, or it is not for you. You either have it, or you don’t have it.” In 2002, Rahmel Wattley realized driving a truck wasn't for him. Trucking, however, was. He started dispatching and quickly climbed the corporate ladder. Then, he asked himself, "what if I started my own company?" The trucking business guru answered with a driver-staffing company whose first-year sales revenues exceeded $1.2 million. Now, this trucking-obsessed entrepreneur hosts one of the industry's most influential podcasts – and audiences can't wait to hear the lessons in each episode. What keeps the successes coming? What lessons can he give those who want to run trucking businesses? And what does his former rap career have to do with any of it? Let him tell you. Tune in.

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    • 19 min

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Off to a Great Start

Thank you Transport Topics!

You're off to a great start. Great interview and framing of material.

Looking forward to more episodes.

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