By Joy Knesnik, NTEA Communications Manager
This article was published in the December 2017 edition of NTEA News.
Green Truck Summit, a leading alternative fuels and advanced technology conference, offers expert insights on how the commercial vehicle industry can make an immediate impact on greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant reduction. Scheduled March 6–8, 2018, this event is held during Work Truck Week in conjunction with Fleet Technical Congress and The Work Truck Show® 2018 (March 6–9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana). Fleet Technical Congress and Work Truck Show educational sessions begin March 6, and the exhibit hall is open March 7–9.
Regulatory agencies, fleet managers, commercial vehicle manufacturers, and stakeholders from industry trade associations and professional societies will all contribute to the dialogue at the 2018 Green Truck Summit. John Davis, creator, host and executive producer of MotorWeek, returns as event emcee. This year’s program covers government, fleet and supplier perspectives on work truck productivity; what’s next in technology and fuel for fleets; commercial vehicle efficiency insights and opportunities; obtaining advanced technology approval and selecting alternative fuels; finding available local, state and federal funds; and next steps for the future of work trucks.
Opening day of the conference features six general sessions, starting with Government, Fleet and Supplier Perspectives on Future Work Truck Productivity. This presentation will address how government, industry and end users plan to achieve greater fuel efficiency. Attendees will get a better understanding of how current regulations and available options will influence commercial vehicle purchases and productivity in the long-term.
Other Green Truck Summit general sessions:
- Technology and Fuel Advancements: What’s Next for Fleets relays emerging technology and fuel usage data and its effect on work trucks and buses. Fleet visionaries will share real-world results and opportunities for workplace hybrids, renewable diesel and CNG, lightweighting, connected trucks, and more.
- Commercial Vehicle Productivity and Efficiency: Insights and Opportunities explains how work trucks have become complex, integrated systems. Industry leaders from Ford, Cummins, Odyne and Workhorse will convey their expectations for productivity and efficiency advancements moving forward.
- Strategies for Obtaining Advanced Technology Approval and Selecting Alternative Fuels delivers a forward-thinking approach to choosing and justifying use of technologies and fuels. Attendees will learn why it’s important to simultaneously present capital and operations budgets for advanced work truck technology.
- A Roadmap to Available Local, State and Federal Funds explores the importance of funding and long-term tactics for fleet transformation. Experts will provide tips on accessible funding options, in addition to background on the VW settlement and how organizations are putting those resources to use.
- Next Steps for the Future of Work Trucks offers industry perspective on ways to further the vision of an effective, efficient path to zero emissions.
In addition to attending March 6 general sessions, Green Truck Summit registrants can choose from nearly 50 concurrent sessions on March 6–8. Visit worktruckshow.com/greentrucksummit for details.
See the full Work Truck Week educational program, exhibiting companies and products, a complete schedule of events, and more at worktruckshow.com. Contact the NTEA team with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-441-6832).
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