ATA to host “historic” summit on natural gas in trucking

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The unrelenting buzz about natural gas as a viable fuel for the trucking industry has prompted the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to announce a “historic” summit on natural gas in trucking.

“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. This summit will accomplish exactly that,” said ATA president and CEO Bill Graves.

The event will be held Nov. 28-30 in Arling, Va. It will cover all the facts of natural gas use in trucking, including recent fleet experiences, current and future technology from OEMs, vehicle maintenance and repair shop considerations and the importance of developing a more comprehensive fueling infrastructure.

“We live in an age of great uncertainty regarding the supply and cost of traditional fuels like gasoline and diesel. 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,” Graves said. “As a result, 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.”

For more info on the summit, call (703) 838-1935 or e-mail

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