FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office Director Patrick Davis will serve as the keynote speaker at this year's Green Truck Summit, held March 4–5 in conjunction with The Work Truck Show® 2014 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. Davis will present the keynote address at 8:15am on Tuesday, March 4.
The Green Truck Summit is the industry's leading educational conference on clean vehicle technology for vocational trucks. It is part of The Work Truck Show, North America's largest work truck event. The trade show floor is open March 5–7. Registration is available online at www.ntea.com, by phone at 1-800-441-6832 and on-site.
At the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office, Davis works to help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil and secure a clean energy future. The office supports approximately $290 million in annual research funding for hybrid drivetrains, advanced batteries, lightweight materials, advanced combustion and fuels, vehicle systems integration and Clean Cities deployment activities.
Davis has more than 30 years of experience in the development of vehicle, alternative fuel and electrochemical technologies. He is responsible for significant government and private industry partnerships, including the U.S. DRIVE Partnership, the 21st Century Truck Partnership and the DOE's EV Everywhere Grand Challenge.
The Green Truck Summit features more than 20 educational sessions, including a chassis OEM forum moderated by Indianapolis Mayor Gregory Ballard. The panel, which runs from 8:00am to 9:45am on Wednesday, March 5, will provide attendees with the rare opportunity to hear directly from nine leading vocational truck OEMs about how their future vehicles will reduce fuel costs, increase efficiency and improve productivity. Participants include experts from Daimler Trucks North America (Fort Mill, SC); Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI); Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (Gaffney, SC); General Motors (Detroit, MI); Hino Trucks (Novi, MI); Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (Anaheim, CA); Kenworth Truck Company (Kirkland, WA); Navistar, Inc. (Lisle, IL); and Peterbilt Motors Company (Denton, TX).
The complete Green Truck Summit schedule is available at www.ntea.com/greentrucksummit/schedule.
Produced annually by the NTEA, the Work Truck Show brings together thousands of work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Attendees can learn about new trucks and equipment from more than 500 exhibitors and even get behind the wheel of 22 sustainable technology vehicles at the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive on Wednesday and Thursday. For additional information, visit www.ntea.com.
Connect with the NTEA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NTEA.TheAssociationForTheWorkTruckIndustry, and join the Work Truck Show conversation on Twitter at @WorkTruckShow and @nteanews with the official Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit hashtags: #wts2014 and #gts2014.
Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,600 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 a government relations office in Washington, DC.