Episode 42

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Joe Howard is executive editor of Transport Topics. He returned to TT in January 2017 after spending the prior 16 months in a communications role for two councils within American Trucking Associations. He had served in a variety of editorial roles at TT from 2008 to 2015.

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Executive Editor, Transport Topics 

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Eric Miller is a government team staff reporter for Transport Topics, primarily covering federal and state regulatory issues related to trucking. He joined TT in 2007, after previously having worked at the Dallas Times Herald, Dallas Morning News, Arizona Republic, Tampa Tribune and Santa Fe New Mexican. A native of Detroit, Miller now lives in Lorton, Va.

Joe Howard 

Lisa Gonnerman is vice president of safety and security at Transport America in Eagan, Minn.  Previously she was vice president of safety at Ruan Transportation Management Systems. Gonnerman has over 26 years of transportation and safety management experience and she was named 2016 ATA National Safety Director of the Year.

Bert Mayo is director of transportation risk solutions for TrueNorth Companies. He has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, with expertise in reduction of overall cost of risk and driver retention. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and a graduate of Eastern Washington University.

Lisa Gonnerman

Speaker five, Ryan Rogers
Speaker four, Hayden Cardiff

VP of Safety and Security, Transport America

Bert Mayo

Director of Transportation Risk Solutions, TrueNorth Companies

Plugging Into an Electric Future

2018 was electric. Early in the year, Tesla and Nikola allowed us to glimpse the future; soon, the major OEMs followed.In such a charged atmosphere, the promise of this truck technology seems exciting. But does that promise amount to anything more... practical?

Get to the answer with the Transport Topics team this December when they jump behind the curtain and talk one-on-one with the companies making these trucks and hedging their businesses on an electric future. 

Fran Matso Lysiak is features editor at Transport Topics, where she assigns and edits feature stories for Transport Topics covering the equipment, technology and business aspects of trucking. Previously she was senior associate editor at A.M. Best, a global insurance rating agency based in Oldwick, N.J.

Joe DeLorenzo is the Director of the FMCSA Office of Enforcement and Compliance, responsible for a wide range of policy and program development. His responsibilities include all areas of commercial vehicle safety, and the specialty areas of hazardous materials, passenger carriers and commercial enforcement.

Fran Matso Lysiak

Features Editor, Transport Topics

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Director, FMSCA Office of Enforcement and Compliance

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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Speaker five, Ryan Rogers
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