Fleets to Discuss use of Advanced Vehicle Technologies at Green Truck Summit

Advanced vehicle technologies in use now, and those available in the future, will be among the many topics discussed during the Green Truck Summit 2016.


 There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel when considering how clean vehicle technology and energy options available today could impact the future of 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 1–3 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. Work Truck Show exhibits are open March 2–4.

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 2–3.

“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.