Episode 36

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Seth Clevenger is managing editor of features at Transport Topics and editor of iTECH, which focuses on the application of information technology in trucking. Previously he covered local government, business, schools and sports in Smyrna, Del., for the Dover Post Co. Clevenger is a 2005 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Technical Director, ATA Technology & Maintenance Council 

Jack Legler

Managing Editor, Features, Transport Topics

Trucking, logistics, supply chain, year in review, news

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Jack Legler is technical director for American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council. He is responsible for technical products, services and activities of TMC, including products, periodicals,  meetings and exhibits. He has 30-plus years of executive, risk management, consulting, transportation and safety expertise.

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Peter Covach is the Director of IT at Paper Transport, Inc., a dry van carrier with over 900 employees and 725 power units in the Midwest and Southeast U.S. With over nine years in transportation and IT, Covach focuses on investigating and executing the latest technologies that will help transportation evolve into a sustainable future.

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Peter Covach

Director, IT Paper Trasnport, Inc. 

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Trucking Efficiency: Mega Trends in Technology

You’ve heard the terms: Internet of Things. Predictive Analytics. Blockchain. They are the forces yanking freight transportation in a completely new direction. They are the trends reminding trucking executives that they are really on the cusp of something new.

Today’s executives have the power to build entirely new organizations that are safer and more efficient than those of the past. But to do so, experts say, the enterprise must change. The current systems can’t scale to meet the demands of the IoT. And dabbling in remote diagnostics or predictive analytics could be dangerous without organized strategies – what if any one device or data group goes rogue? Then what?

The three major trend foci include:

  • Remote diagnostics
  • Predictive analytics
  • Blockchain

Join us at noon EDT on Aug. 23. 

Mike Roeth is the executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and leads the trucking efficiency operations for the Carbon War Room. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Ohio State University and a master’s in organizational leadership from the Indiana Institute of Technology.

Tim Leonard is chief technology officer for Trimble Transportation and a pioneer of blockchain technology in the transportation industry. He has over 27 years of experience in configuration management planning for information management systems, operational data stores and order entry systems. He is a former CTO at U.S. Xpress Inc.

Mike Roeth

Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency 

Tim Leonard

Chief Technology Officer, Trimble Transportation 

Show time: 12 PM ET, Wednesday December 13

While we prepare the replay, take a look at our full interview with Bob Costello, ATA Chief Economist (right). Join in as he looks back on the 2017 year in trucking, calling it a "transition year" and expecting better things for 2018. His interview with TT's Joe Howard is part of our Dec. 13 LiveOnWeb program, "2017 Year in Review."

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