Schedule released for upcoming Green Truck Summit

SD Staff

December 6, 2017

The Green Truck Summit, set to be held in conjunction with the 2018 Work Truck Show and Fleet Technical Congress, has released its preliminary agenda for next year’s event.

The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry and Green Truck Summit organizer, says the 2018 event will gathers industry leaders to share developments and decisions about the journey toward higher productivity and efficiency. Designed for fleet managers, truck equipment distributors, upfitters and truck dealers from around the world, the annual conference provides current insights into and long-range forecasts around the latest productivity options and alternative fuel and technology implementation, NTEA says.

“The goal of zero-emission transportation goes beyond just electric driving, and is an industry-wide goal for many, one which we’ve made great strides toward recently,” says Doyle Sumrall, NTEA managing director. “As we continue to focus on achieving that goal in the future, this year’s Green Truck Summit will address immediate, practical steps the work truck industry can take to mitigate negative environmental effects while maximizing truck performance, longevity and the bottom line via alternative fuels, pollutant reduction, advanced technology developments and increased-efficiency practices.”

NTEA says the Green Truck Summit kicks off at 8:30 a.m., March 6, 2017, with welcome remarks and a keynote speaker, followed by educational sessions through 5 p.m. The day’s agenda also includes lunch and an evening networking reception.

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NTEA says general sessions will address the following key topics:

  • Government, Fleet and Supplier Perspectives on Future Work Truck Productivity
  • Technology and Fuel Advancements: What’s Next for Fleets
  • Commercial Vehicle Productivity and Efficiency: Insights and Opportunities
  • Strategies for Obtaining Advanced Technology Approval and Selecting Alternative Fuels
  • A Roadmap to Available Local, State and Federal Funds
  • Next Steps for the Future of Work Trucks

Green Truck Summit attendees can choose from 48 concurrent sessions, with discussions focused on increasing work truck productivity and efficiency; technology advancements across the industry, especially in relation to automation and connectivity; fuel advancements, alternatives and related costs; and vehicle weight reduction and the impact on emissions and pollutants.

In addition to the educational sessions, the Work Truck Show exhibit hall will be open March 7-9, 2017, featuring 500 exhibitors, and including the Productivity and Fuels Pavilion, which showcases companies displaying clean technologies and fuel utilization reduction solutions. Green Truck Summit attendees also can experience the industry’s latest clean vehicle solutions and alternative fuel applications at Ride-and-Drive, held March 7-8, while test-driving or riding in the newest trucks. Participation is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis to all registered Work Truck Show 2018 attendees, the NTEA says.

For more information about the Green Truck Summit, and to register, please CLICK HERE.

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