ATA to host natural-gas truck summit

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) will conduct a Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking, to be held from November 28-30 in Arlington, VA, that will “explore the full range of issues related to the use of natural gas in the trucking industry.” 

“There has been a great deal of discussion about natural gas, but until now, no one has brought together all the pieces of the puzzle to show the whole picture,” said ATA president & CEO Gov. Bill Graves. “This summit will accomplish exactly that.”  

ATA said the summit will delve into all facets of natural gas use in trucking, including:

·         Recent fleet experiences

·         Current and future technology from truck and engine manufacturers

·         Vehicle maintenance and repair shop considerations

·         Status and timeline for expanding the nation’s fueling infrastructure

·         Views from Congressional and other government policymakers. 

“We live in an age of great uncertainty regarding the supply and cost of traditional fuels like gasoline and diesel,” Graves noted. “A fact, that when coupled with the enormous pressure our industry faces to reduce our environmental impact and reduce costs, makes natural gas a very intriguing and frankly very promising avenue for trucking.

“As a result,” he added, “we expect this natural gas summit not just to be attended by a whole host of leading executives from trucking, manufacturing, the energy sector and the government, but we expect it will come to be thought of as an important mile marker on the road to increased natural gas use in trucking.” 

Registration for the ATA Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking opens for ATA members on July 2, and general registration will begin in August.

For more information about the summit, call the summit hotline at 703- 838-1935 or email to: [email protected].

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