Green Truck Summit, NTEA’s full-day advanced vehicle and fuel technology conference on March 5, provides information and resources in support of the commercial vehicle industry’s drive toward greater sustainability, productivity and efficiency.

Green Truck Summit focuses on fuels, equipment for today and tomorrow

Feb. 16, 2024
Work Truck Week's Green Truck Summit will hold its keynote address on March 5, featuring Mary Aufdemberg of DTNA

Mary Aufdemberg, general manager of product strategy and market development for Daimler Truck North America, will deliver this year’s Green Truck Summit keynote address on March 5.

Held as part of Work Truck Week 2024, Green Truck Summit provides insights, solutions and resources in support of the work truck industry’s drive toward achieving greater sustainability, productivity and efficiency.

John Davis, creator, host and executive producer of MotorWeek, returns as emcee and will moderate two new panel discussions, one with fleet leaders at the forefront of advanced vehicle technology adoption and another with top chassis manufacturers.

GTS offers programs from industry experts, government representatives, fleets, and vehicle and equipment manufacturers focused on the evolution of the CV landscape as the shift toward zero emissions continues to accelerate.

“While most of WTW is focused on commercial vehicles, equipment and technology available now, Green Truck Summit is all about what’s happening in the future, exploring where the industry is moving and how we are getting there,” Nikki Wilson, NTEA senior director of member services, said.

Green Truck Summit is fuel agnostic and covers a wide range of advanced fuels, including electricity, propane, hydrogen fuel cell and biofuels, as well as technology that reduces emissions and improves fuel economy.

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Aufdemberg is responsible for platform strategy, market development, brand management, marketing communications and marketing operations for DTNA’s Freightliner and Western Star truck brands, as well as the company’s proprietary parts brand, Detroit. She is an 18-year veteran of DTNA. 

Aufdemberg’s 8:40 a.m. keynote is followed by Fueling the Future: Fleet Perspectives on Advanced Fuel Solutions at 9:40 a.m. In this general session, fleet leaders share their experiences and lessons learned across a variety of applications and fuel types.

After that, representatives from GM Envolve, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Navistar share their insights into the evolving fuel landscape, as well as strategic considerations for different applications in vehicle planning. This session, Chassis OEMs’ Vision for Advanced Vehicle and Fuel Technology, explores what’s on the horizon in the next five years and highlights the trends and technologies that will shape the industry.

Following GTS Lunch, included with Green Truck Summit registration, Tim Campbell, managing director of Campbells Consultancy, provides a global perspective on advanced fuel solutions and potential effects on the North American market.

In Advanced Fuels: Global Market Trends, he’ll cover vehicle propulsion trends, forthcoming efficiency technologies, and regulatory and emissions mandates.

Starting at 1:50 p.m., Green Truck Summit registrants can choose from four sets of 30-minute breakout sessions on topics including EV charging impacts on the utility grid, natural gas fuel options, safety considerations for advanced fuel vehicles, getting started with hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and ePTO considerations.

Following the breakouts, GTS participants are invited to the Bringing It Home  Closing Session at 4:30 p.m. The wrap-up serves as the “voice of reason,” ahead of a reception at 5 p.m.

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