Cummins President and CEO Jennifer Rumsey has been announced as the 2023 keynote speaker for the Green Truck Summit.
Set for March 7, in Indianapolis as part of Work Truck Week, the Green Truck Summit will offer insights and guidance from industry professionals on important considerations like how to specify, upfit, finance, maintain and charge EVs, as well as updates on upcoming emissions regulations and other green options like anti-idling solutions and more-efficient diesel technology.
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Rumsey's presentation will be followed by a full slate of sessions addressing the evolution of the commercial vehicle landscape as the shift toward zero emissions accelerates. John Davis, creator, host and executive producer of MotorWeek, returns as event emcee.
Green Truck Summit organizers say the two general sessions in the morning will cover advances in battery technology and insights on electric vehicle deployment, challenges and factors that will affect EV adoption. Following the Green Truck Summit lunch, attendees can choose from three sets of breakout sessions in the afternoon.
“Green Truck Association members are on the front lines of the electric vehicle revolution every day,” says Kevin Koester, NTEA managing director. “We’re asking them to help attendees process everything they heard throughout the day and provide a clear-eyed assessment of what’s real right now.”
Organizers say topics include:
- Government initiatives on advanced vehicle infrastructure
- Vehicle idle reduction technology options
- Potential industry impacts of upcoming vehicle emissions regulations
- Future diesel engine technologies
- Tips for leveraging electric vehicle grants and programs
- Green product updates
- The basics of EV specifications
- Developing a charging infrastructure plan
- Maintaining an electric fleet.
Also new in 2023, all Green Truck Summit attendees will come back together for Bringing it Home – Green Truck Association closing session at 3:30 p.m. During this wrap-up, current and past leaders of NTEA’s Green Truck Association will serve as the “voice of reason,” highlighting key elements of the day’s sessions and discussing issues affecting the work truck industry. The event concludes with a reception from 4 to 5 p.m. Lunch and the reception are included with purchase of the Green Truck Summit Conference Package.
For more information about the Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Week, go to the event website.