FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- What does "clean energy" mean for work trucks in 2017 and beyond? The answers can be found at the Green Truck Summit, the industry's premier alternative fuels and advanced technology conference held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show® 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana, next month. Fleet managers, truck equipment distributors, upfitters and truck dealers from throughout the region and around the world learn the clean energy developments and decisions shaping the journey toward the goal of zero-emission transportation, and the future of the work truck industry, at this annual event.
Produced by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, the Green Truck Summit takes place at the Indiana Convention Center. It kicks off March 14 at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks and a keynote address; followed by general sessions that run through 5 p.m. Lunch and a networking reception are included. The Work Truck Show 2017 runs March 14–17. Educational sessions begin March 14, and the exhibit hall is open March 15–17.
"The objective of the Green Truck Summit is to bring together the top people who are leading the thinking and decision-making about clean energy technologies and fuels, so they can share their thoughts with the industry and generate some real dialog that will help move things forward," says Doyle Sumrall, NTEA managing director. "Selecting clean technologies and fuel investments are challenging long-term commitments, and many operational decisions have to align with these decisions. When you factor in the unknowns of the longevity of low fuel costs and a new U.S. administration, this year's Green Truck Summit will be more impactful, informational and fascinating than ever."
The Green Truck Summit 2017 begins with a keynote address by Dr. Wilfried Achenbach, senior vice president of engineering and technology for Daimler Trucks North America.
"Dr. Achenbach is Daimler's leading authority for technology and truck development, so how he sees the truck industry moving over the next couple of decades is going to be enormously insightful," noted Sumrall.
Green Truck Summit general sessions will cover subjects including:
- Government objectives for zero-emission transportation and outlook on future policies.
- Fuel and technology options paving the path to zero-emission commercial vehicles.
- The effects of Phase Two greenhouse gas regulations.
- Renewable fuels analysis and vehicle life cycle impacts.
- New products and technology applications for fuel use and emissions reductions.
Green Truck Summit attendees can choose from a wide range of concurrent educational sessions over the following two days, March 15–16. Presenters include commercial vehicle manufacturers, fleet managers, and stakeholders from various industry trade associations and professional societies. Governmental representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy and California Air Resources Board are featured presenters as well. For a schedule of events and sessions, visit worktruckshow.com/schedule.
Attendees can meet industry suppliers and experience the latest advanced technologies and alternative fuel applications by test-driving or riding in the newest commercial vehicles at The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive held during exhibit hall hours March 15 and 16. Participation is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis to all registered Work Truck Show 2017 attendees.
Named one of the top 100 trade shows in the U.S., The Work Truck Show features the newest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and equipment from more than 500 exhibitors on an exhibit floor covering more than 500,000 square feet. In addition to participating in the educational program, attendees can get their technical and regulatory questions answered by NTEA staff and see the newest efficiency-boosting products in the Productivity and Fuels Pavilion in The Work Truck Show exhibit hall.
For more information and to register, visit worktruckshow.com. Join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/TheWorkTruckShow and on Twitter at @WorkTruckShow with the official Work Truck Show hashtag #worktrucks17 and Green Truck Summit hashtag #greentrucks17.
Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents 1,800 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 government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario.
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