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ATA Sets Natural Gas Trucking ‘Summit’

July 2, 2012 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘No One Has Brought Together All the Pieces of the Puzzle’

Stating, in essence, that there’s been talk but no action, the American Trucking Associations said it will host The ATA Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking November 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

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

ATA says that its meeting “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.”

‘A Very Intriguing and Frankly Very Promising Avenue’

“We live in an age of great uncertainty regarding the supply and cost of traditional fuels like gasoline and diesel,” Graves said. This, he said, “makes natural gas a very intriguing and frankly very promising avenue for trucking.”

One tentative conference session? The Realities of Natural Gas Use.

“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,” Graves said.

Registration for ATA members opened today. General registration will open August 1.

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