Fleet Managers: Learn How to Go Green to Save Green at the Green Truck Summit 2010


FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (Nov. 23, 2009) ‘ Jack Roush, chairman of Roush Enterprises and CEO/co-owner of NASCAR team Roush Fenway Racing, will be one of the keynote speakers at the Green Truck Summit 2010, March 9-10, 2010, the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) and CALSTART announced today. Roush’s address with Roy Willis, president and CEO of the Propane Education and Research Council, will be one of 25 sessions on clean technologies and alternative fuels for work trucks presented at the Green Truck Summit.

            The Green Truck Summit is the industry’s leading educational forum on green initiatives for work trucks. It is held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show® 2010 and 46th Annual NTEA Convention at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO. The Work Truck Show 2010 runs March 10-12.

            ‘The Green Truck Summit provides vocational fleet managers with the information they need to make sound business decisions about green technology for their operations. Upfitters will also find the Summit to be the ideal forum to connect with the technologies and suppliers their customers need,” explains Doyle Sumrall, NTEA senior director of business development. ‘Implementing a successful green fleet program involves much more than simply writing purchase orders for new hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. At the Green Truck Summit, fleet managers learn how to match the appropriate clean technologies to their fleets’ drive cycles, control fuel consumption, reduce vehicle emissions, obtain state and federal assistance to pay for green technology, and compare the various alternative fuel sources currently available. Attendees hear from industry leaders, including representatives of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, California Air Resources Board, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Energy, as well as equipment manufacturers, upfitters and fleets who share their real-world experiences.”

            The Summit begins with welcoming remarks at 8:30am on Tuesday, March 9. A keynote address (speaker to be announced) and five general sessions run until 3:00pm. Attendees may then choose from three sets of five breakout sessions. At 5:00pm, Summit attendees can mingle at a welcome reception on-site.

Roush and Willis kick off day two of the Green Truck Summit with ‘Propane: An Alternative for Clean Energy Independence” at 8:00am on Wednesday, March 10. Roush Enterprises, parent company of Roush Fenway Racing, is a leader in the development of alternative fuel vehicles, including both electric drive and propane-powered internal combustion engines. Following this keynote address are three general sessions about natural gas, biodiesel and electric drive applications for work trucks. Day two of the Green Truck Summit wraps up at noon.

The Green Truck Summit covers all current ‘green” power sources for work trucks, including hydraulic hybrid (HHV), hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), natural gas hybrid (NG-hybrid), renewable natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell, propane, biodiesel and electric drive. For a complete Green Truck Summit schedule, visit http://www.ntea.com/worktruckshow/index.aspx?id=18746. To download a Green Truck Summit eight-page brochure, visit http://www.ntea.com/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=18744.

 The Green Truck Summit is jointly produced and managed by the NTEA and CALSTART. CALSTART’s annual Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference is incorporated into the Summit curriculum. The Green Truck Summit is sponsored by International Truck.

            To register for the Green Truck Summit, visit www.ntea.com or call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832). Specially discounted rates are available through Jan. 22, 2010, starting at $129 with purchase of certain Work Truck Show packages.

            At The Work Truck Show, the CALSTART Clean Technology and Fuels Pavilion will showcase new exhibitors that are focused on advanced clean technologies and fuels, including small and medium-sized bus manufacturers. The pavilion will be part of the show floor and open to all Work Truck Show attendees.

Produced annually by the NTEA, The Work Truck Show showcases more than 500,000 square feet of Class 1-8 vocational trucks and equipment. It brings together thousands of work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers.


About the NTEA                              

Established in 1964, the NTEA is the leading association supporting the $101 billion work truck and trailer industry. The Association currently represents nearly 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. The 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. For more information, call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832), or visit www.ntea.com.


About CALSTART                         

CALSTART is North America’s leading advanced transportation technologies consortium. It is a participant-supported organization of more than 140 firms and organizations worldwide, dedicated to expanding and supporting a high-tech transportation industry that cleans the air, creates jobs and improves energy efficiency. CALSTART serves as a strategic broker to spur advanced transportation technologies, fuels, systems and the companies that make them.

For more information about CALSTART, visit www.calstart.org. To inquire about booth space in the Clean Technology and Fuels Pavilion, contact Susan Romeo, director of marketing and communications for CALSTART, at (626) 744-5686 or via e-mail sromeo@calstart.org.

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