ATA to Host First National Trucking Natural Gas Summit

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced it will host “the first-ever national summit” about the growing use of natural gas in the trucking industry. The event will take place inArlington,Va. on November 28-30.

“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 summit will address usages of natural gas in the trucking industry including recent fleet experiences, current and future technology from truck and engine manufacturers, vehicle maintenance and repair shop considerations, the status and timeline for expanding the nation’s fueling infrastructure and policymakers’ views, according to ATA.

“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.”

ATA members can register starting July 2, at a cost of $199, whereas nonmembers can register approximately a month after member registration, at a cost of $499, according to truckinginfo.com.

For more information about the event, visit ATA’s website.

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