Green Truck Summit highlights industry, government perspectives on clean vehicle innovation

This article was published in the December 2018 edition of NTEA News.

Green Truck Summit, the industry’s premier alternative fuels and advanced technology conference, brings together industry leaders to share developments and decisions about the journey toward greater work truck productivity and efficiency.

This year’s event will be held concurrently with Fleet Technical Congress at JW Marriott Indianapolis on March 5 from 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. (a reception runs from 5–6 p.m.). Registrants have the ability to switch back and forth between both conferences, based on preferred topic areas, throughout the day.

The Work Truck Show 2019 is scheduled March 5–8, at Indiana Convention Center. Educational sessions — including Green Truck Summit, Fleet Technical Congress, and Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference — begin March 5, and the exhibit hall is open March 6–8.

Regulatory agencies, fleet managers, commercial vehicle manufacturers, and stakeholders from industry trade associations and professional societies will all contribute to the dialogue at the Green Truck Summit.  John McElroy — host of Autoline, a weekly TV show covering all aspects of the automotive industry — is the 2019 event emcee.

This year’s program offers industry insights on electric truck deployment; successful transitions to alternative fuels and smarter trucks and systems; turning commercial vehicles into work systems; electric infrastructure development; and private and public funding opportunities.

Session highlights
Opening day of the conference features a keynote address by Carlton Rose, president, global fleet maintenance & engineering for UPS. His presentation will be followed by these general sessions.

Industry and Government in Flux: Evolving Supply, Technology and Government Positions
Support for advanced fuel and alternative powertrain development is changing rapidly. Learn new developments, impacts of changes and how current government positioning will affect the future.

Truck Electrification: No Longer a Science Project
Industry leaders will outline a roadmap to success with electric truck deployment. Hear strategic insights, real-world examples and thoughts on upcoming offerings. Learn the importance of infrastructure drive and duty cycle matching and operations planning.

Electric Infrastructure Development
Electrification of trucks and systems requires electric distribution and charging infrastructure. This is becoming an increasingly important limitation to the widespread adoption of battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and grid-dependent HEVs. During this session, learn the where, what and how of charging power.

The Evolution of Work Trucks into Work Systems
Learn how truck intelligence, powertrain options and safety systems are evolving and being integrated into total vehicle design. Gain insights on new product developments, field deployment and how end-users are looking to maximize truck productivity through vehicle connectivity, driver assistance and monitoring, multi-fuel options and electrification.

Shifting Landscape of Private and Public Funding, Including Incentive Opportunities
Experts will outline the changing face of incentives and how government shifts are impacting new technology deployment in people and goods movement. Learn key drivers and how government, fleet objectives and incentives are weaved together.

Learn more
In addition to the full day of general sessions and reception on March 5, registration for Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress includes access to concurrent sessions; all three days of Work Truck Show exhibits; Wednesday and Thursday lunch; and the Ride-and-Drive on March 6–7.

Visit for more details or contact the NTEA team with questions ( or 800-441-6832).