Utility vehicles: Green Truck Summit 2018 highlights steps toward zero-emission transportation
Fleet management: Held during Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, conference drives forward the future of commercial trucks.
Utility vehicles: The future of work trucks is evolving and will be discussed and demonstrated at Green Truck Summit 2018, held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show® 2018 and Fleet Technical Congress. Produced by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, Green Truck Summit gathers industry leaders to share developments and decisions about the journey toward higher productivity and efficiency. Designed for fleet managers, truck equipment distributors, upfitters and truck dealers from around the world, the annual conference provides current insights into and long-range forecasts around the latest productivity options and alternative fuel and technology implementation.
Green Truck Summit is part of Work Truck Week, held March 6–9 at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Work Truck Show educational sessions, Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress begin March 6, and the exhibit hall is open March 7–9.
“The goal of zero-emission transportation goes beyond just electric driving, and is an industry-wide goal for many, one which we’ve made great strides toward recently,” says Doyle Sumrall, NTEA managing director. “As we continue to focus on achieving that goal in the future, this year’s Green Truck Summit will address immediate, practical steps the work truck industry can take to mitigate negative environmental effects while maximizing truck performance, longevity and the bottom line via alternative fuels, pollutant reduction, advanced technology developments and increased-efficiency practices.”
Green Truck Summit kicks off March 6 at 8:30 a.m. with welcome remarks and a keynote speaker, followed by educational sessions through 5 p.m. The day’s agenda also includes lunch and an evening networking reception. General sessions will address the following key topics:
• Government, Fleet and Supplier Perspectives on Future Work Truck Productivity
• Technology and Fuel Advancements: What’s Next for Fleets
• Commercial Vehicle Productivity and Efficiency: Insights and Opportunities
• Strategies for Obtaining Advanced Technology Approval and Selecting Alternative Fuels
• A Roadmap to Available Local, State and Federal Funds
• Next Steps for the Future of Work Trucks
Green Truck Summit attendees can choose from 48 concurrent sessions, with discussions focused on increasing work truck productivity and efficiency; technology advancements across the industry, especially in relation to automation and connectivity; fuel advancements, alternatives and related costs; and vehicle weight reduction and the impact on emissions and pollutants.
In addition to the educational sessions, the Work Truck Show exhibit hall will be open March 7–9, featuring 500 exhibitors, and including the Productivity and Fuels Pavilion, which showcases companies displaying clean technologies and fuel utilization reduction solutions. Additionally, attendees can experience the industry’s latest clean vehicle solutions and alternative fuel applications at Ride-and-Drive, held March 7–8, while test-driving or riding in the newest trucks. Participation is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis to all registered Work Truck Show 2018 attendees.
Registration for Green Truck Summit, The Work Truck Show and Fleet Technical Congress is available at worktruckshow.com. President’s Breakfast and special session tickets are not included with any registration package, and the opening reception is only included with the Fleet Technical Congress package — otherwise it must be purchased separately. For more information, call 800-441-6832 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry represents more than 1,950 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, market data and statistics, education, and member programs and services. The Association has a long history of producing and hosting industry events. These offerings have evolved over the years, culminating into what is, today, The Work Truck Show, North America’s largest work truck event. NTEA maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario.