May 1-4, 2017
Long Beach, California
The 2017 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, held in partnership with Penton Trucking (the publishers of Fleet Owner magazine), brought together thousands of clean transportation stakeholders from across the globe for a week of fleet-to-fleet learning, dynamic discussions, real-world tours, a massive expo, and a slew of exciting and diverse product debuts (highlighted in the Event Summary).
At the top of many attendees minds was the question of how the landscape for clean fuel technologies and infrastructure will shift with the new administration in the White House. To help kick off the conference, progressive policymakers representing both liberal and conservative states participated on an engaging panel and shared how they are continuing to push the envelope to clean up emissions and modernize goods and people movement.
To dive deeper into market momentum in these key areas, ACT Expo offered two core agenda tracks. The Urban Mobility track highlighted the radical transformations taking place in cities across the world to address an aging population, increased traffic congestion, and shifting housing patterns. The Medium & Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicle track shed light on the incredible technological advancements driving the future of goods movement, as well as the impact that current and upcoming regulations for efficiency improvements, emission control, platooning and truck automation technologies will have on fleet procurement options and costs. Speakers included:
- Keynote: Thom Shea, CEO, Adamantine Alliance
- Keynote: Michael Backstrom, Managing Director, Energy & Environmental Policy for Southern California Edison
- Andrew Cullen, Senior Vice President, Fuels & Facility Services, Penske Truck Leasing
- Joanna Wadsworth, Program Manager, City of Las Vegas
- Lauren Skiver, CEO & GM, SunLine Transit
- Gary Maresca, Senior Director of Fleet Services, Bimbo Bakeries USA
- Pete Melin, Director of Zero Emission Technology, Metro Transit of King County
- Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner, New York City Department of Sanitation
- Mark Matheson, CEO & President, Matheson Trucking
- Mike Casteel, Director of Fleet Procurement, UPS
- Tim Burrie, Maintenance Manager, San Diego Metropolitan Transit
- Bob Myers, Division Chief of Equipment, California Department of Transportation
- Steve Larsen, Director of Procurement and Fuel, Ruan Transport Corporation
- Kirt Conrad, Executive Director/CEO, SARTA
- Elizabeth Fretheim, Director, Sustainability, Walmart
- Andrea Pratt, Fleet Manager, City of Seattle
- Clint Marsh, Team Lead, Fleet Design, Sempra Utilities (SDG&E)
- Thaddeus Kledzik, Transportation Operations Supervisor, Pasco County Florida Schools
- Mike Silva, Civil Engineer & Project Manager, CR&R
- Michelle Wiseman, Director of Waste Diversion, City of Atlanta
- Phillip Kobernick, Sustainability Project Manager, County of Alameda, GSA
- Matt Damon Brown, Fleet Director, Stanford
- Marty Mitchell, Fleet Director, Athens Services
The jam-packed expo hall demonstrated a clear theme—incredible innovation and growth is continuing across all corners of the advanced transportation and clean energy market. Attendees had hands-on access to a diverse range of clean fuel vehicles spanning all weight classes and applications—including refuse trucks, class-8 tractors, passenger sedans, transit buses (including a double decker bus!), a concrete mixer truck, school buses, yard hostlers, forklifts, street sweepers, pickup trucks, step vans, and passenger shuttles—as well as engines, tanks, EV charging stations, refueling technology and fueling infrastructure, conversion products and service providers, equipment and technology providers, trucking efficiency solutions, fleet management telematics and GPS providers, and more.
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If you did not attend this event and would like access to speaker presentations, please contact Kimberly Klonoski at [email protected].