March 16, 2016 

2016 Green Truck Summit is a success 
The educational programming uniting Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show educational sessions gave attendees expanded options for industry insight and information. The new format aided in the overall success of the event. The Work Truck Show® 2016 had the highest attendance in Show history.

NTEA thanks the attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors. Feel free to share photos and videos.


Save the date for The Work Truck Show 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 14-17. The Green Truck Summit and educational sessions begin March 14 (exhibit hall open March 15-17). Sign up to be among the first to be notified when registration opens in October.
 
GTA members donate Lightweight and Advanced Technology Demo Truck 

GTA and its Lightweight Materials Technology Council facilitated donation of the Lightweight and Advanced Technology Demo Truck to Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity and ReStore. The demo truck, displayed at The Work Truck Show 2016, showcased fuel-saving components and technology. While at the Show, attendees viewed firsthand how current product and equipment offerings can help reduce fuel utilization and improve vehicle productivity. Learn more.
Altec Inc. wins The Work Truck Show 2016 Green Award for Hybrid-Electric Jobsite Energy Management System
Altec Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama) won The Work Truck Show 2016 Green Award for its JEMS® 4 Series (Jobsite Energy Management System) hybrid-electric system. Read more.
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Shawn Brougham elected GTA chairman
GTA recently elected new officers of the Board of Governors. Shawn Brougham, director, product development at Altec Industries (St. Joseph, Missouri), will serve as 2016-2017 Green Truck Association chairman. Brougham accepted this responsibility from preceding chairman Robert Stevens, vice president of strategy for ROUSH CleanTech (Livonia, Michigan). Read more.

Shawn Brougham (right) presents Rob Stevens (left) with the GTA Service Award for his commitment to the Association over the past year.
Alliance AutoGas converts F-150 in record time
Alliance AutoGas' engineers converted a Ford F-150 truck to run on propane autogas in one hour and 32 minutes during a live demonstration at The Work Truck Show 2016. The company set the record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion. Read more.
Sparking electric-powered powertrain adoption
Despite currently record-low fuel prices, emissions, anti-idling and noise regulations are driving medium-duty fleets to consider alternative fuels for their transportation needs. Read more.
Mitsubishi Fuso claims Canter E-Cell reduces operating costs by 64%
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) was on hand at The Work Truck Show 2016 to give trucking industry leaders an update on its all-electric Fuso Canter E-Cell. According to MFTA, tests show that the Canter E-Cell can reduce operating costs by as much as 64%, compared with an equivalent diesel-powered vehicle. Read more.
Eight major cities unite to form Energy Secure Cities Coalition 
A group of medium and large-size U.S. cities announced the launch of the Energy Secure Cities Coalition, a partnership of communities dedicated to transitioning their municipal fleets from petroleum-fueled vehicles to those powered by alternative fuels, like electricity and natural gas. Read more. 
DOE debuts $80 million 2nd phase of SuperTruck
In its effort to continue to enhance energy efficiency across the trucking industry, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a second phase of its popular SuperTruck program. DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Reuben Sarkar on March 1 announced the launch of the department's SuperTruck II program, which will be backed by $80 million in funding, pending congressional approval. Read more.
Nestlé Waters, Bimbo Bakeries look to propane for savings, cleaner-running fleets
Two fleets announced significant propane-powered additions to their trucks at The Work Truck Show 2016, not only to lower emissions but also because "we're saving so much with these." The fleets - Nestlé Waters North America and Bimbo Bakeries USA - chose ROUSH CleanTech for the trucks' fuel systems. Read more.