NTEA to host Green Truck Summit

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) will host a Green Truck Summit as part of the Work Truck Show 2009

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) will host a Green Truck Summit as part of the Work Truck Show 2009 at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago. The event is part of the 45th Annual NTEA Convention, which runs from March 3 to 6, 2009.

The Green Truck Summit, sponsored by International Trucks, kicks off on Tuesday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will include information on hybrid and alternative fuel options for work trucks, with four general courses and 15 breakout sessions led by industry and academic experts as well as fleet managers. Topics will include technology deployment, fuel utilization, fleet and vehicle integration and cost justification.

Three additional courses related to hybrid and alternative fuel utilization will be offered March 4th and 5th as part of the convention educational program. The sessions will cover implementing biodiesel programs, safely integrating truck-mounted equipment on a hybrid chassis and the economics of using hybrids in a truck fleet.

During show hours on March 4th and 5th, Work Truck Show attendees will be able to test drive more than a dozen street-legal hybrid and alternative fuel commercial vehicles on Chicago city streets, as part of the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive. Participation is free and sign up is available onsite.

Online registration for The Work Truck Show 2009 begins Oct. 1. For more information, visit www.ntea.com, or call 1-800-441-6832.

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