NAFTC Signs On As Supporting Organization For The Work Truck Show And Green Truck Summit

nov 16 - WT Show

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) has signed on as a supporting organization for the NTEA Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit.

The Work Truck Show®, North America’s largest work truck event, is the ultimate resource for industry professionals, offering attendees the chance to browse the latest commercial vehicle and equipment displays; engage product engineers at exhibitor booths; get cutting-edge information on pressing industry topics; interact with current and prospective suppliers; and find answers to important technical issues.

Industry Headlines

Chevrolet Bolt Named Motor Trend Car of the Year

Nov 16 - OH 2

The Chevrolet Bolt was given the Motor Trend Car of the Year award in a ceremony at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Bolt, which is expected to go on sale by the end of this year, is General Motors (GM) new battery electric compact car.

Automakers Outperform Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for 4th Consecutive Year

Nov 16 - OH 3

Two reports from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicate that passenger vehicles achieved record-high fuel economy and exceeded greenhouse gas emission standards in model year 2015.

The World’s Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opened in Nevada, Iowa

Nov 16 - OH 1

The DuPont cellulosic ethanol facility, opened in Nevada, Iowa, on October 30, and is the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world. The facility is expected to produce about 30 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year from corn stover, which are the stalks, leaves, and cobs left in a field after harvest, within a 30-mile radius of the site.

NAFTC Updates

Along with everyone else, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is preparing for the holiday season, but we’ve also been busy conducting training and attending conferences to introduce new audiences to alternative fuel vehicles and make them aware of the upcoming safety materials that will be available in the New Year.p>

First, the NAFTC hosted a Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training on October 18-20 at Lawson State Community College. The training was the final class in 2016 made possible through funding from the Propane Education and Research Council. Look for 2017 propane autogas trainings to be announced soon.

Also, the NAFTC has begun to promote the upcoming AFV Training for Automotive Recycling and AFV Training for Towing and Roadside Assistance at industry conferences. The NAFTC hosted displays at the Automotive Recyclers’ Association Conference and Expo on October 26-29 and the American Towman Exposition, on November 18-20. Both events were held in Baltimore.

The NAFTC spring 2017 Training Schedule will be posted soon with information about upcoming free Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training sessions. To be notified about training sessions and the release of the new AFV Training for Automotive Recycling and AFV Training for Towing and Roadside Assistance, sign up for email updates from the NAFTC.

Don’t miss out on these valuable trainings!