Trailerbodybuilders 13263 Ntea Green Truck Summitt 2019

Green Truck Summit 2020 examines electric deployment

Nov. 20, 2019
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Fleet managers, truck equipment distributors, upfitters and truck dealers will hear strategies for creating more productive and innovative work trucks, discover ways to turn commercial vehicles into work systems and gain insight into electric work truck deployment at Green Truck Summit 2020, held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show 2020.

Work Truck Week runs March 3-6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis IN. Green Truck Summit, the Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference, and educational sessions begin March 3.

The Work Truck Show exhibit hall is open March 4-6.

Produced by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), Green Truck Summit provides a look into and long-range forecasts around the latest productivity options and alternative fuel and technology implementation. The Summit features presentations from regulatory agencies, fleet managers, commercial vehicle manufacturers, and stakeholders from industry trade associations and professional societies.

“In recent years, the intense focus on developing more efficient and sustainable vocational truck fleets has yielded some of the most innovative green technologies and industry practices ever,” said Doyle Sumrall, NTEA managing director. “This conference, which was introduced to the industry in 2007, has become an important forum where industry experts and fleet managers can engage in conversation about best practices, share new ideas and collaborate on potential advanced technologies that can drive fleets even further down the road toward a zero-emission transportation industry.”

Green Truck Summit begins with opening remarks at 8:30 am March 3, with a keynote address starting at 8:45 am. Following the keynote, attendees can participate in a variety of general sessions.

During the “How Truck Technology Advances Will Impact Industry Practices” session, industry leaders Bill Combs, director of connected fleet at Penske Truck Leasing; Nick Rini, director of engineering at FCCC; Rick Sapienza, director of the Clean Transportation Program at NC Clean Energy Technology Center; and an OEM representative will share a forward look at work truck automation and autonomy, highlighting advanced technologies currently in development, as well as future possibilities.

“Meeting Program Sustainability Targets: Successes and Challenges of New Equipment Offerings” will feature Todd Carlson, principal manager for fleet asset management at Southern California EdisonBill Van Amburg, executive vice president at CALSTART; and an additional fleet representative discussing fleet management strategies that can help achieve a more sustainable transportation profile.

Legacy fleet equipment is one of the most challenging elements of a sustainability evolution that involves powerplants and sustainable fuels. Attendees of “Achieving Legacy Fleet Sustainability” will learn strategies to help overcome obstacles, such as fluctuations in OEM offerings and support, to successfully transition their legacy fleet.

Other sessions include “Alt Fuels and Technology: Evolution Toward Zero Emissions” and “Powering Electric Drive: Batteries or Fuel Cells?”

Visit worktruckshow.com/greentrucksummit to learn more.