Natural gas, other alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies will take center stage at the 2014 Green Truck Summit, being held March 4 to 5 in conjunction with The Work Truck Show 2014. The vocational truck industry’s premier clean vehicle technology conference also features a chassis OEM forum moderated by Indianapolis Mayor Gregory Ballard, and more than 20 additional educational sessions.
The Work Truck Show trade show floor is open March 5 to 7. Educational programming begins March 4. The events are held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. Registration for the Green Truck Summit, produced by the NTEA and presented by International Truck, is open now.
“The use of fuel-saving technology and alternative fuels has grown tremendously in popularity and offers many benefits for fleet managers looking to improve their operations,” says Doyle Sumrall, NTEA Managing Director. “Over its two days, the Green Truck Summit provides a unique opportunity to learn about the latest technology advancements and alternative fuel options while gaining insights from truck OEMs, government officials, technical experts and the industry’s foremost leaders.”
The first day of the Green Truck Summit includes several general sessions, including a panel discussion covering “The Vision and Reality of Natural Gas, a 100-Year Transportation Fuel.” The discussion is moderated by Rob Stevens, Chief Nameplate Engineer for Ford Commercial Truck (Dearborn, MI). Participants will discuss long-term supply levels, projected infrastructure growth, engine availability and transitional challenges.
The Green Truck Summit’s second day features “The Future of Sustainability for Work Trucks – An OEM Forum,” a general session moderated by Indianapolis Mayor Gregory Ballard. The forum’s panel of experts features representatives from North America’s leading truck manufacturers. Topics of discussion include truck chassis evolution and future products. At the forum’s conclusion, attendees are invited to participate in a question-and-answer session with Mayor Ballard.
“Mayor Ballard’s panel is a must-attend event for fellow mayors and government fleet managers,” says Sumrall. “There, attendees will get first-hand insight to where the nation’s leaders are looking to go with technology and fuels.”
Additional Green Truck Summit general sessions include “Work Truck Fuel and Advanced Technology Deployment, Trends and Industry Forecast,” “Successfully Selecting and Deploying Green Technologies – A Fleet Perspective,” and “Low-Cost Strategies for Reducing Fleet Fuel Consumption: Successful Application of New Technologies.”
Breakout sessions are held both days and cover a variety of alternative fuels, drive systems and new technology. The complete Green Truck Summit schedule is available online.