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Groups Urge Action to Make DGE Official

September 30, 2015 in CNG, Education, LNG, NGVs, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Truck, Gas and Retail Associations, NGVAmerica Make Plea

Weights and measures authorities should adopt the diesel gallon equivalent as a national standard for natural gas sold as a vehicle fuel, states a letter from nine truck, gas industry, retail and natural gas vehicle groups. The matter is especially relevant, they say, since legislation was enacted to tax liquefied natural gas at the same energy content as diesel.

ACT Expo 2015 TMC Workshop on NGVs

March 27, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Conference/Meeting, event, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The ACT Expo 2015-TMC Natural Gas Project Development Workshop will be held on the morning of Thursday, May 7.

ACT Expo organizers have teamed with TMC, the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council, to host a Natural Gas Project Development Workshop on the morning of Thursday, May 7.


ATA’s New Alt Motive Fuel Placards

August 11, 2014 in CNG, DME, Education, Hydrogen, LNG, Propane, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

They’d Help First Responders to Heavy AFV Incidents,
Ballots Are Out, TMC Wants the Votes in by September 2

Larger and more specifically placed placards denoting the motive fuel used by vehicles are being developed by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council, which wants to institute them as a new Recommended Practice.


ATA Endorses 2014 ACT Expo Event

April 10, 2014 in Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Truckers Seek ‘Every Possible Ounce of Fuel Cost Savings,’
See Southern California Show as ‘Tremendous Opportunity’

ACTExpo+ATAACT Expo, North America’s pre-eminent clean transportation event, has gotten even more support, as the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry, has endorsed the gathering.

The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo takes place May 5-8 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. It is co-located with NGV Global 2014, the world natural gas vehicles meeting.

“As environmental sustainability and stewardship continue to grow in importance, ATA is pleased to work with the organizers of ACT Expo, which brings together many of the key stakeholders in alternative transportation fuels,” ATA president and CEO Bill Graves says in an ACT Expo release.

ATA president and CEO Bill Graves

ATA president and CEO Bill Graves

‘Economic and Environmental Benefits’

“As our members look for every possible ounce of fuel cost savings, with an eye on coming fuel efficiency regulations, ACT Expo is a tremendous opportunity to learn more about the economic and environmental benefits of using alternative fuels and heavy-duty trucking efficiency technologies,” Graves said.

“We hope this event will be the first of many opportunities our two organizations have to work together.”

AACT Expo attendees can participate in such free pre-conference events as the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room Trucking Efficiency Workshop, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) Lead the Way Summit, the Women in ACT Summit, and the U.S. EPA SmartWay Program Workshop with Penske.

ACT Expo keynote speakers include Dennis Slagle of Volvo Group and Ronald Litzinger of Southern California Edison.

ACT Expo is organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

ACT Expo/GNA, Sarah Gallagher, 310-573-8561; mobile 310-752-3033; [email protected]

GNA/ACT Expo, Jaime Steinberg, 310-573-8569; mobile 856-296-8681; [email protected];

ATA, Sean McNally, 703-838-1995; [email protected];

Source: GNA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

ATA’s Annual TMC Meeting in Nashville

February 19, 2014 in Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Turning Experience into Practice’ Is the March Meeting Theme

ATA, the American Trucking Associations, is gearing up for TMC, its annual Technology & Maintenance Council conference and transportation technology exhibition March 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn.

TMC_2014Turning Experience into Practice is the meeting theme.

The TMC 2014 program includes Monday task force meetings on CNG and LNG fuel tank inspections and new facility development, and on HVAC systems for hybrid electric, electric and conventional trucks, and Tuesday conference sessions titled Engine Emissions: Now and for the Foreseeable Future and Fleet Experience and the Future of Hybrid Vehicles.

‘Real World Experience’ Shared

“TMC is the only industry association that is focused solely on truck technology and maintenance,” ATA says. “Using their real world experience, members work together to create the industry’s best practices in truck technology and maintenance to help improve trucking equipment and transportation efficiencies throughout North America.”

TMC 2014 is being held at the Nashville Music City Center.

ATA/TMC, Joe Hite, 703-838-1763; fax 703-838-1701; [email protected] or [email protected];

Source: ATA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up 

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.

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