Economic Growth, Green Jobs, Clean Trucks Briefing on May 19 - Working to Get More Clean Trucks on the Road

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Congressional breifing in Washington, DC on May 19 on to provide unique perspectives from the trucking industry and those that manufacture engines and trucks on today’s economic conditions, the new technologies, and what it will take to get them on the road.

Economic growth and efficient, clean goods movement are inextricably linked. Incremental investments in new engine and truck technology offers key foundational sectors of the economy like trucking the potential to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on both a near-term and long-term basis. The trucking industry has made important strides towards delivering clean air and improving energy-efficiency through investment in cleaner and more fuel efficient trucks and practices.

Now, a new generation of clean diesel technology is available and being put on the road to power America’s truck fleet. Acquisition of these new trucks with the cleanest engines or advanced hybrid powertrains depends on many factors including economic conditions, economic recovery and growth in freight traffic. This session will provide unique perspectives from the trucking industry and those that manufacture engines and trucks on today’s economic conditions, the new technologies, and what it will take to get them on the road.

Organized by the Diesel Technology Forum. Participants include the American Trucking Associations, Cummins Inc., and Navistar, Inc.

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010    

Where: Senate – 10:00-11:30am - Environment and Public Works Hearing Room, SD-406, Dirksen Senate Office Building; House - 2:00 -3:30 pm 2318 Rayburn House Office Building

Today’s Virtually Emissions Free Trucks – An Engine Manufacturer’s Perspective – Dr. Steven Charlton, VP, Heavy-Duty Engineering, Cummins Inc.

If We Build it Will They Come? – A Truck Manufacturer’s Perspective on Market Conditions and New Technology - Patrick Charbonneau, VP Government Relations, Navistar, Inc.

Delivering the Goods in a Tough Economy: Trucking Perspectives on Economic Conditions, New Energy and Clean Air Technologies - Timothy P. Lynch, Senior Vice President, Federation Relations and Strategic Planning, American Trucking Associations, Inc.

RSVP: dtf (at) dieselforum (dot) org (Refreshments available.)

The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the economic importance and environmental progress of diesel engines and equipment. Forum members represent the three parts of the modern clean-diesel system: advanced engines, cleaner diesel fuel and effective emissions-control systems. For more information visit http://www.dieselforum.org.

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