Green Truck Summit Highlights Latest Technology

Learn from experienced fleet managers how to choose and implement green technologies.
Green Truck Summit Highlights Latest Technology
The Green Truck Summit takes place March 1–3 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

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Learn from the experiences of fleet managers for two of the nation’s largest vocational fleets as they share what’s working — and what isn’t — at the 2016 Green Truck Summit and get an inside look at the green technologies of tomorrow.

Held in conjunction with the World Truck Show and produced by NTEA (The Association for the Work Truck Industry), the Green Truck Summit takes place March 1–3 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The Summit kicks off March 1 at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks and a keynote address, which are followed by general sessions that run through 5 p.m. Lunch is included, and a reception rounds out the day. Attendees can also choose from more than 30 Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show concurrent sessions covering a range of topics March 2–3.

“In this industry, people are thinking decades out," says Doyle Sumrall, NTEA managing director. "This year’s Summit is designed to help improve the decision implementation approach now, and incorporate consideration of the exciting new technologies just around the corner."

Attendees can learn firsthand the reasons and processes that experienced fleet managers employed to choose and implement specific green technologies. Fleet managers and industry experts will share how deploying the right options provided significant cost savings to their operations.

Presenters include Erin Gilchrist, director of fleet operations for Safelite AutoGlass, and George Survant, senior fleet director of Time Warner Cable. Gain a strong perspective on clean fuels and energy-saving vehicles from Sam Spofforth, executive director of Clean Fuels Ohio, the largest of the U.S. Department of Energy’s nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions.

Because it is likely that a truck ordered today will still be on the road 12 to 20 years from now, the Green Truck Summit also addresses technologies that can have a dramatic impact on the work truck industry in the coming decades.

The session, Technology Solutions Almost Within Reach, provides insights into driverless vehicles, advanced batteries, in-motion charging and fuel cells. Presenters include Reuben Sarkar, deputy assistant secretary for transportation, U.S. Department of Energy; Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute, Wilson Center; and Joe Thompson, president of ROUSH CleanTech.

For a complete schedule of Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show educational courses, visit

Registration for the Green Truck Summit and The Work Truck Show 2016 is available at

About the NTEA
Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry — represents nearly 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.


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