Utility vehicles: Green Truck Summit to present vehicle technologies solutions

Utility vehicles: There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel when considering how clean vehicle technology and energy options available today could impact the future of your commercial truck operations. Learn from the experiences of fleet managers for two of the nation’s largest vocational fleets as they share what’s working - and what isn’t - at the Green Truck Summit. These real-world insights and a preview of the green technologies of tomorrow will be highlighted at the Summit, the premier alternative fuels and advanced technology conference held annually in conjunction with The Work Truck Show®.

Produced by NTEA ­ The Association for the Work Truck Industry, the 2016 Green Truck Summit takes place March 1­3 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Work Truck Show exhibits are open March 2­4.

The Summit kicks off March 1 at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks and a keynote address, which are followed by general sessions that run through 5 p.m. Lunch is included, and a reception rounds out the day. Attendees can also choose from more than 30 Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show concurrent sessions covering a range of topics
March 2­3.

“In this industry, people are thinking decades out. This year’s Summit is designed to help improve the decision implementation approach now, and incorporate consideration of the exciting new technologies just around the corner,” says Doyle Sumrall, NTEA managing director. “The Green Truck Summit is a must-attend event for representatives of all aspects of the work truck industry who want to get a handle on how productivity and efficiency technologies can impact their organizations today and into the future.”

Green Truck Summit attendees can learn firsthand the reasons and processes experienced fleet managers employed to choose and implement specific green technologies. Fleet managers and industry experts will share how deploying the right options provided significant cost savings to their operations. Presenters include Erin Gilchrist, director of fleet operations for Safelite AutoGlass, and George Survant, senior fleet director of Time Warner Cable. Gain a strong perspective on clean fuels and energy-saving vehicles from Sam Spofforth, executive director of Clean Fuels Ohio, the largest of the U.S. Department of Energy’s nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions.

Because it is likely that a truck ordered today will still be on the road 12 to 20 years from now, the Green Truck Summit also addresses technologies that can have a dramatic impact on the work truck industry in the coming decades. The session, Technology Solutions Almost Within Reach, provides insights into driverless vehicles, advanced batteries, in-motion charging and fuel cells. Presenters include Reuben Sarkar, deputy assistant secretary for transportation, U.S. Department of Energy; Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute, Wilson Center; and Joe Thompson, president of ROUSH CleanTech.

For a complete schedule of Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show educational courses, visit ntea.com/worktruckshow/educationalsessions/.

Featuring content solely focused on multi-stage commercial vehicles, the Green Truck Summit brings together fleet managers, truck manufacturers, dealers, distributors and service providers. In addition to participating in the educational program, attendees can get technical and regulatory questions answered by NTEA staff and see the newest efficiency-boosting products in the Truck Productivity and Fuels Pavilion in The Work Truck Show exhibit hall. The 500,000-square-foot exhibit floor encompasses the latest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and equipment from nearly 500 exhibitors.

Established in 1964, NTEA ­ The Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents nearly 1,800 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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