HDT Talks Trucking: Top Podcast Episodes of 2021 – Fleet Management


Rising insurance costs, the 2021 forecast, and fossil fuel-free trucking were all topics to top HDT Talks Trucking’s list of most watched podcast episodes.

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Heavy Duty Trucking’s HDT Talks Trucking podcast takes listeners behind the scenes with the industry’s most seasoned trucking journalists as they bring you expert insights and interview industry professionals. industry. Find out which episodes were watched the most in 2021:

At the top of the list, the most watched episode in 2021: the fight against soaring insurance costs. HDT Gear Editor and HDT Talks Trucking host Jim Park called on Reliance Partners Founder and CEO Andrew Ladebauche and Company Security Director Brian Runnels. The pair offer advice on how fleets can reduce the impact of rising insurance premiums.

Rising insurance costs have been a hot topic this year. The HDT cover article “How Truck Fleets Can Escape the Insurance Crisis” also landed in HDT’s Top 10 Articles in 2021.

This time, HDT’s editorial team joined Jim Park: Deborah Lockridge, David Cullen and Jack Roberts. Together they took a look at 2020 and offered their thoughts on the year through the lens of trucking. Did they predict what would happen in 2021…?

In this May episode, Lars Stenqvist, Volvo Group Chief Technology Officer, explains how Volvo plans to achieve fossil fuel free by 2050 by using hydrogen fuel cells alongside battery-powered electric vehicles and internal combustion engines running on biofuels or possibly hydrogen. The Volvo Group views battery and fuel cell electric trucks as complementary rather than competitive, depending on each customer’s use case.

Earlier this year, Halvor Lines chief risk officer and winner of the 2020 HDT Safety & Compliance Award, Adam Lang sat down with Jim Park to discuss the state of the industry. Listen to find out if he was right about the issues he thought trucking would face in 2021.

In April, experts from Dana joined Jim Park to talk about the road to an electric future. The market for electric battery or fuel cell trucks is still in its infancy. It could be another 10 to 15 years before production and deployment numbers reach critical mass where scale begins to deliver significant cost reduction. In the meantime, the subsidies and incentives will keep the industry moving forward as the electrical infrastructure is built and new efficiencies are realized in battery design and execution.


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