Episode 42

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Dan Ronan is associate news editor/print and multimedia at Transport Topics. Ronan has been awarded eight Emmy Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards for journalism excellence. Ronan was a network correspondent with CNN and serves a part-time news anchor on SiriusXM’s Road Dog News.

Vice President, Product Planning, Volvo Trucks

Keith Brandis 

Associate News Editor, Print and Multimedia 

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Keith Brandis has served as vice president of product planning for Volvo Trucks North America since 2009. He began working with Volvo in 1980 at its cab assembly plant in Dublin, Va. He later moved to its Greensboro, N.C., headquarters to become a sales engineer and sales trainer, and in 2001 took over Volvo’s marketing department and business development.

Dan Ronan

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.

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.

Fran Matso Lysiak

Features Editor, Transport Topics

Speaker three photo, Brittian Ladd

Seth Clevenger 

Managing Editor, Features 

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."

Speaker two photo, Dan Bearth
Speaker five, Ryan Rogers
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