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ATA to host summit on natural gas in trucking

The ATA Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking, will be held Nov. 28-30 in Arlington, Va. The summit will explore all facets of natural gas use in trucking.

The Trucker News Services

6/27/2012

ARLINGTON, Va.The American Trucking Associations will host the first-ever summit dedicated to exploring the full range of issues related to the use of natural gas in the trucking industry, the trade group said Wednesday. 

“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 ATA Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking, will be held Nov. 28-30 in Arlington, Va. The summit will explore all facets of natural gas use in trucking 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 views from Congress and other government policymakers. 

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“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.” 

Registration for the ATA Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking opens for ATA members on July 2, and general registration will begin in August. For more information about the summit, please call the summit hotline at (703) 838-1935 or email at natgas@trucking.org

Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker.com.

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