FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Communications & Public
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (March 2, 2016) —
The Green Truck Association (GTA), an NTEA affiliate division, and its
Lightweight Materials Technology Council facilitated donation of the Lightweight
and Advanced Technology Demo Truck to Habitat for Humanity and ReStore. The demo
truck, displayed at The Work Truck Show 2016, showcases fuel-saving components
and technology. While at the Show, attendees can see firsthand how current
product and equipment offerings can help reduce fuel utilization and improve
“We are pleased to feature the demo truck as a tangible example of GTA
and Lightweight Materials Technology Council objectives and welcome the
opportunity to facilitate this donation to Habitat for Humanity and ReStore,”
said Doyle Sumrall, GTA managing director. “This generous contribution provides
an opportunity to support a worthy cause and highlight advanced technologies in
The Lightweight and Advanced Technology Demo Truck display consists of
an Isuzu NRR diesel Class 5 truck upfitted with lightweight components. The
truck itself weighs 760 pounds less than a conventional cab and is equipped with
a driver feedback reporting system, speed limiting and idle shutdown to maximize
fuel efficiency. It provides 23-percent improvement in fuel usage and a 33.3-ton
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
The truck is upfitted with:
- Alcoa one-piece forged aluminum
wheels with corrosion-resistant Dura-Bright® finish
- A Switch-N-Go™ hoist
system from Deist Industries Inc.
- Voth Truck Bodies lightweight
aluminum detachable dump body
- WALTCO Lift Corp. MDR liftgate
with aluminum deck
GTA teamed up with its Lightweight Materials Technology Council to
build the concept truck. To analyze vehicle life cycle costs, GTA worked with
the National Renewable Energy Labs, which is part of the Department of Energy
and associated with the Clean Cities program that seeks to cut petroleum use in
transportation. Results of this in-depth analysis are at the display. For
additional details, visit greentruckassociation.com.
The Work Truck Show is North America’s largest work truck event.
Produced annually by NTEA, the 2016 event is being held March 1–4 at the Indiana
Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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®. The Association
maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government
relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario.
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