Tiffany Heathcott is the world’s first remote operator for Einride. Tiffany is an experienced truck driver with a CDL and an autonomous driving certification. Tiffany enjoys using her skills to contribute to the exciting technology advances that take place every day at Einride. Tiffany is a powerful force in the workspace and uses her powerful attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. Tiffany is inspired daily by her husband, 7 children and 6 grandchildren. In her free time, Tiffany likes doing ancestral research, collecting old books and spending time with family.
At Einride Mesh, Tiffany will be part of the panel discussion “From shortage to opportunity: The future of truck drivers” with Associate Professor of Practice Steve Viscelli. The session will explore electrification and automation as the solution to several challenges, offer a deep dive into why drivers are leaving their jobs and how machines and humans can work better together.
What do you see as one of the most important trends for 2023?
I believe that Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the biggest trends for 2023 as it has the potential to impact and benefit society in numerous ways such as enhanced productivity, improved healthcare, and increased access to education.
What does "Make intelligent moves" mean to you?
To me, "Make intelligent moves" means to move forward with purpose and intent.
As the world’s first remote operator, how do you believe that this new career path will change the future of trucking?
The biggest impact of introducing remote operators will be on the driver shortage. Currently, the US is short of about 60,000 drivers and the shortage is estimated to increase to 120,000 drivers by 2026. The job as remote operator will also allow for more diversity in the workforce. With this new career path, the primary caregiver of the household will no longer be excluded from the transportation industry, as they will be home on a daily basis, just like any other regular 9 to 5 job.