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UPS president of global fleet maintenance to present keynote address
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Nov. 20, 2018) — New technology and the work truck industry’s continued emphasis on achieving zero emissions are the focus of the 2019 Green Truck Summit, held with Fleet Technical Congress and The Work Truck Show 2019, which run March 5–8 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Green Truck Summit is an annual alternative fuels and advanced technology conference produced by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry. It features presentations from regulatory agencies, fleet managers, commercial vehicle manufacturers, and stakeholders from industry trade associations and professional societies.
Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress kick off March 5 at JW Marriott in Indianapolis. Other Work Truck Show activities, including educational sessions, Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference and the exhibit hall are all located at Indiana Convention Center. The Work Truck Show exhibit hall is open March 6–8.
“Green Truck Summit provides the best and most comprehensive opportunity for fleet managers, truck equipment distributors, upfitters and truck dealers to discuss clean energy technologies and fuels directly with industry thought leaders and decision-makers,” says Doyle Sumrall, NTEA managing director. “The work truck industry is constantly striving to keep up with ever-changing technology. Attendees can use the knowledge and resources gained at this event to help them minimize negative environmental effects while maximizing vehicle performance, sustainability and efficiency.”
Green Truck Summit begins March 5 at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks, followed by a keynote address at 8:45 a.m. by Carlton Rose, president, global fleet maintenance & engineering for United Parcel Service (UPS). Rose began his UPS career in Indiana in 1980 as a package handler. A graduate in automotive engineering from Lincoln Technical Institute, he was later promoted to automotive technician, before serving as a package car driver for nearly four years. As a skilled technician, accomplished driver and team leader, he was quickly promoted into management as an automotive line supervisor and later to automotive fleet manager. His experience with UPS includes key leadership assignments in package operations, industrial engineering, plant engineering and sales. Rose was promoted to vice president, corporate fleet maintenance for U.S. operations in 2012, before being promoted to his current role in 2016.
Following the keynote address, attendees can participate in a variety of general sessions covering technology and fuel advancements, funding sources, and alternative fuel developments and benefits. Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress general sessions will run on the same schedule and attendees can choose to attend any session from either program. Lunch is included with registration, as is a reception from 5–6 p.m.
Michael Berube, director, Vehicle Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy, and Tod Hynes, president & CEO, XL Hybrids, will present Industry and Government in Flux: Evolving Supply, Technology and Government Positions. In this session, attendees will learn about changes in advanced fuel and alternative powertrain development, impacts of the changes and how current government positioning will affect the future.
Jim Castelaz, founder & CEO, Motiv Power Systems, will outline a strategy for successful electric truck deployment during Truck Electrification: No Longer a Science Project. Attendees will learn the importance of infrastructure drive and duty cycle matching and operations planning.
Jonathan Ells, director, fleet sustainability, NYC Fleet; Don Francis, executive director, Clean Cities Georgia; Mike Roeth, executive director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency; and Paul Stith, director, strategy & innovation, transformative technology, Black & Veatch, will lead Electric Infrastructure Development. This session will address how electrification of trucks and systems requiring electric distribution and charging infrastructure is becoming an important limitation to the widespread adoption of battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and grid-dependent HEVs. Attendees will learn the where, what and how of charging power.
Tim Campbell, managing director, Vahana Automotive; Darren Gosbee, vice president, engineering, Navistar Inc.; and Tim Reeser, CEO, Lightning Systems, will present The Evolution of Work Trucks into Work Systems — sharing how truck intelligence, powertrain options and safety systems are evolving and being integrated into total vehicle design. The session will cover new product developments, field deployment and how end-users are looking to maximize truck productivity through vehicle connectivity, driver assistance and monitoring, multi-fuel options and electrification.
Stacy Noblet, principal, ICF; and Peter Ward, principal, Alternative Fuels Advocates LLC, will outline the changing face of incentives and how government shifts are impacting new technology deployment in people and goods movement in the session Private and Public Funding, Including Incentive Opportunities. Attendees will learn key drivers and how government, fleet objectives and incentives are weaved together.
For a full schedule of Green Truck Summit sessions, visit worktruckshow.com/greentrucksummit.
In addition to these general sessions, attendees can choose from dozens of Green Truck Summit, Fleet Technical Congress and Work Truck Show concurrent sessions March 6–7 with discussions focused on topics such as fleet productivity, risk mitigation, OEM chassis updates, and more.
The Work Truck Show exhibit hall featuring 500 exhibitors will be open March 6–8. The Productivity and Fuels Pavilion section showcases companies displaying clean technologies and fuel utilization reduction solutions.
Additionally, attendees can experience the industry’s latest clean vehicle solutions and alternative fuel applications at The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive where they can test-drive or ride in the newest work trucks. Participation is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis to all registered Work Truck Show 2019 attendees March 6–7.
For more information or to register, visit worktruckshow.com, call 800-441-6832 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the Work Truck Show conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/TheWorkTruckShow and Twitter @WorkTruckShow. The official Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress hashtags are #worktrucks19, #greentrucks19 and #fleets19.
Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 2,050 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario.
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Editor’s note: High-resolution photos of Green Truck Summit 2018 are available for download in the online pressroom at worktruckshow.com/photosandlogos.