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Drilling Deep: Getting young people into trucking nice and early

Also on the podcast: Why diesel prices are likely to stay elevated relative to crude and gasoline

Lindsey Trent is the president of the Next Generation in Trucking Association, founded just last year. Her group works with high schools and trade institutes to steer young people toward a career in logistics, whether it’s as a driver, a diesel mechanic or some other area.

She joins host John Kingston on this week’s edition of Drilling Deep to talk about the work her group is doing and how the association is making its pitch to the nation’s young people.

Also on the podcast, Kingston talks about a recent report by an analyst that the increase in the price of diesel compared to crude and gasoline is the result of some permanent factors and isn’t necessarily going to disappear.

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John Kingston

John has an almost 40-year career covering commodities, most of the time at S&P Global Platts. He created the Dated Brent benchmark, now the world’s most important crude oil marker. He was Director of Oil, Director of News, the editor in chief of Platts Oilgram News and the “talking head” for Platts on numerous media outlets, including CNBC, Fox Business and Canada’s BNN. He covered metals before joining Platts and then spent a year running Platts’ metals business as well. He was awarded the International Association of Energy Economics Award for Excellence in Written Journalism in 2015. In 2010, he won two Corporate Achievement Awards from McGraw-Hill, an extremely rare accomplishment, one for steering coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and the other for the launch of a public affairs television show, Platts Energy Week.