Registration is now open for the work truck industry’s leading educational forum on clean vehicle technologies, the Green Truck Summit. The Green Truck Summit kicks off the extensive educational conference at The Work Truck Show 2013 on March 5. The summit gives fleet managers and other industry professionals practical ideas and real-world solutions for implementing new green practices.
The Green Truck Summit, presented by International Truck, is produced jointly by NTEA and CALSTART. It runs March 5 to 6, 2013. The Work Truck Show 2013 trade show floor is open March 6 to 8, with educational sessions starting March 5. The Green Truck Summit and The Work Truck Show are held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.
“This event has really grown over the last few years as people have seen the positive impact new clean technology can have on their operations,” says Doyle Sumrall, NTEA senior director of business development. “The Green Truck Summit is a can’t-miss event for forward-thinking fleet managers and anyone looking to gain a competitive advantage through green initiatives.”
Topics for the Green Truck Summit 2013 include clean technology and fuel trends, deployment strategies, viable alternative fuels and funding opportunities. The Summit’s slate of presenters includes a wide range of technical experts and industry leaders, including representatives from truck and engine OEMs, government agencies and fleet operations.
Over its day-and-a-half run, the Green Truck Summit features 24 breakout sessions, five general sessions and two keynote addresses. Keynote speakers will be announced closer to the event.
The first general session, “Trends in Clean Technologies and Fuels,” is presented by Sumrall and CALSTART President and CEO John Boesel. The two will discuss current clean trends and give an outlook for manufacturers, suppliers and fleets. It will take place Tuesday, March 5 at 9:00 a.m.
The other opening day general sessions are “OEM Perspectives on the Future of Clean Technologies,” “Modeling the Benefits of Deploying Green Technologies” and “Optimizing Engines: New Ideas to Be Clean and Efficient.” Breakout sessions scheduled for Tuesday cover propane, hydrogen fuel cells, natural gas, hybrid electric systems, truck updates and more.
The general session on Wednesday, March 6, “Compounding the Green: Incremental Measures for Going Green and Sustainable,” is led by Fred Silver, Vice President of CALSTART. This session will address vehicle productivity enhancement, idle management, energy use reduction and sustainable fleet management. It will run 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Remaining breakout sessions address bi-fuel CNG and LPG systems, turbine-electric trucks and other fuel-saving advancements. The complete Green Truck Summit schedule is available at www.ntea.com/greentrucksummit/schedule. A full list of sponsors is available at www.ntea.com/greentrucksummit/sponsors.
Other green truck initiatives at The Work Truck Show include the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive sponsored by Hino Trucks, where attendees can experience the latest in cutting-edge clean vehicle technology with hands-on test drives and demos. On the show floor, the CALSTART Clean Technologies and Fuels Pavilion features “green” equipment that is commercially available today.