The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) and one of its National Training Center members, University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), the 2016 Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The NAFTC is a member of both the NTEA-The Association for the Work Truck Industry and the Green Truck Association who coordinate the shows.

The Green Truck Summit, held in conjunction with the Work Truck Show, has gained national and international recognition as the leading industry conference on alternative fuels in heavy-duty vehicles. The event featured intensive general presentations and breakout sessions led by industry experts who shared their insights, lessons learned and solutions for implementing green technologies.

Featuring educational sessions that provide work truck industry professionals with a wealth of information, top industry experts and alternative fuel fleet managers shared their insights, lessons learned, and solutions for implementing green technologies through a series of intensive seminars.

NAFTC Director Bill Davis attended the event.

“The Green Truck Summit was full of attendees who really saw the value of converting to alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles” commented NAFTC Director Bill Davis. “The information presented at the conference was top notch. The Green Truck Summit and its attendees are really at the forefront of the alternative fuel vehicle industry.”

In addition, University of Northwestern Ohio Automotive Division Head Steven Klausing accompanied students from the College of Applied Technologies to the conference, providing them with an opportunity to explore beyond the classroom and to gain real-world experience with others in the alternative fuel vehicle industry.

Thanks to a strong partnership between the university and the Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show, the students coordinated and supervised the ride-and-drive area of the show. Students were selected to attend the conference after being nominated by their UNOH Instructors and going through an interview process.

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Students from the University of Northwestern Ohio attended the Green Truck Summit and coordinated the ride-and-drive area of the event. Credit: UNOH.

“The students look forward to the Work Truck Show every year” Klausing explained. “Students who attend the show benefit from the new technologies and are able to make contacts for future employment opportunities. The students also have the opportunity to attend the Green Truck Summit, where work trucks are being run on natural gas, propane, hybrid electric/hydraulic and straight electric power.”

Featuring new products, training programs and technical engineering support from exhibitors, the Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show offers attendees the opportunity to interact with industry peers, meet with current suppliers, get answers to technical questions, experience special events and visit with exhibiting companies.

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