Green Truck Summit 2019 in Indianapolis highlights drive toward zero-emission work trucks

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UPS president of global fleet maintenance to present keynote address 

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Nov. 27, 2018) — Discover the latest green truck technology and techniques at the 2019 Green Truck Summit, held in conjunction with Fleet Technical Congress and The Work Truck Show® 2019, March 5–8 in Indianapolis. Green Truck Summit, the industry’s leading alternative fuels and advanced technology conference, focuses on the drive toward zero-emission work trucks.

Produced by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, the Summit features presentations from regulatory agencies, fleet managers, commercial vehicle manufacturers, and other stakeholders.

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 conveniently located at Indiana Convention Center. The Work Truck Show exhibit hall is open March 6–8. 

New this year, fleet managers can register once and attend Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress sessions on Tuesday. Lunch is included with registration, as is a reception from 5–6 p.m.

 “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.”

Carlton Rose, president, global fleet maintenance & engineering for United Parcel Service (UPS), will give the Green Truck Summit keynote address. 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 are a number of general sessions covering technology and fuel advancements, funding sources, and alternative fuel developments and benefits. For the Green Truck Summit schedule, visit worktruckshow.com/greentrucksummit.

Attendees can choose from dozens of Green Truck Summit, Fleet Technical Congress and Work Truck Show concurrent sessions March 6–7 on topics such as fleet productivity, risk mitigation, OEM chassis updates, and more.

The Work Truck Show exhibit hall features 500 exhibitors and a Productivity and Fuels Pavilion showcasing companies with clean technologies and fuel utilization solutions. Attendees can experience the industry’s latest clean vehicle solutions and alternative fuel applications at The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive March 6–7.

 For more information and to register, visit worktruckshow.com, call 800-441-6832 or email info@ntea.com.

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