“If you wait to switch to alt fuel vehicles, you’ll be behind the curve.” – NAFTC’s Bill Davis at 2015 Green Truck Summit

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March 31, 2015 by NAFTC News.

NAFTC director among presenters at 2015 Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show

Morgantown, W.Va. – National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) Director Bill Davis attended the 2015 Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show held in Indianapolis, Indiana to deliver a presentation on “Prepping Your Shop for Gaseous Fuels.”

The 2015 Green Truck Summit showcased displays of alternative fuel and advanced technology commercial vehicles. Credit: NAFTC.

The 2015 Green Truck Summit showcased displays of alternative fuel and advanced technology commercial vehicles. Photo by NAFTC.

The Green Truck Summit, held in conjunction with the Work Truck Show, has gained national and international recognition as the leading industry conference on clean heavy-duty technology. The event featured intensive general presentations and breakout sessions led by industry experts who shared their insights, lessons learned and solutions for implementing green technologies.

In his presentation, Davis spoke about the realities of adapting facilities to accommodate gaseous alternative fuel vehicles. The presentation covered both propane and natural gas fuels, including considerations for fuel storage and maintenance facilities, paths to facility compliance, applicable code and standards, natural gas laws, and incentives.

“The Green Truck Summit was full of attendees who really saw the value of converting to alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles,” commented Davis. “The expertise of the people manning the exhibits was exceptional. The quality of information for attendees was thorough, and it seemed that the message was generally universal – go ahead and make the move – alternative fuel vehicles are happening now – if you wait, you are going to be behind the curve.”

Featuring new products, training programs and technical engineering support from exhibitors, the Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show offers attendees the opportunity to interact with industry peers, meet with current suppliers, get answers to technical questions, experience special events and visit with exhibiting companies.

According to the Work Truck Show website, the 2015 event drew more than 11,005 attendees and 496 exhibitors, and included more than 350 commercial vehicle displays. Produced by the NTEA, the association for the work truck industry, the day-and-a-half Green Truck Summit covered the application of green technologies and how they impact commercial trucks.

“Recognizing that we had multiple global reveals, a record-breaking 24 press conferences and more equipment on display than ever before is a testament to the critical role The Work Truck Show has come to play in the commercial truck industry,” says Steve Carey, NTEA executive director. “The energy and excitement on the show floor reflects an industry that is expanding and economically sound.”

Davis added, “The NTEA/Green Truck Summit was a great meeting of the alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicle industry. The myriad of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and displays was very encouraging to someone who has been around the industry for a significant period of time. We are starting to get to where we wanted to be 15–20 years ago.”


304.293.7882; Judy.Moore@mail.wvu.edu

The NAFTC is a program of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University.