#168 – Explained! Self-Driving Trucks Taking Over; How Will That Effect Drivers & The Trucking Industry!

James Reed and Rahmel Wattley sat down on the sidelines of the Manifest event to discuss the future of self-driving trucks and what’s in store.

During the conversation, Reed touched upon his experience with the USA Truck and how he randomly ended up in the trucking industry.

James Reed is one of those rare guys with a blend of tech and trucking experience. And that is what got him to Kodiak Robotics, which is on a revolutionary journey that would change the transportation industry in a big way.

Five key takeaways from this podcast:

1. 3 important insights from James Reed regarding trucking
2. What do autonomous trucks look like?
3. What are the challenges in Reed’s new role at Kodiak Robotics?
4. The two most compelling things about Kodiak Robotics.
5. The importance of cyber security in autonomous trucking space?

Final Word
With so much to know and insights to discover about autonomous trucking and autonomy, this podcast is perfect to get started if you are interested in trucking and the latest trends. Check out the podcast now to know more.

Episode Timeline

[skipto time=2:59]2:59 – Early life. [/skipto]

[skipto time=31:51] 31:51 – The successor of the business.[/skipto]

[skipto time=34:01]34:01 – Finding customers. [/skipto]

[skipto time=1:14:17]1:14:17- International customer. [/skipto]

[skipto time=2:21:35]2:21:35- How does the company grow. [/skipto]


About The Host

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Rahmel Wattley

The creator & host of Truck N’ Hustle, is a renowned personality in the trucking & logistics industry who hosts podcasts with the reputed & successful trucking entrepreneurs to share the knowledge required to start & sustain the logistics business!

James Reed

James Reed has expertise and experience in FP&A, strategic planning, decision support, controllership, capacity planning & utilization, business controls, business analytics, pricing, supply chain, and customer/supplier negotiations. He has moved from technology to trucking industry and is now focusing to bring a change to the Trucking industry with the help of technology. James and his team is working on the autonomous trucking space.

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