Attendees will hear top representatives from key engine makers discuss their existing technologies and how they plan to meet upcoming regulations in a panel discussion kicking off day two of the inaugural Great West Fleet Executive Conference.
Moderated by Glen Kedzie, vice president, energy and environmental counsel for the American Trucking Associations, the panel features Kristine Koblenzer, division manager, Cummins; Brad Williamson, manager of engine and component marketing, Daimler Trucks North America; David McKenna, director, powertrain sales and marketing, Mack Trucks; and Craig Brewster, vice president, Paccar.
Held at the Sands Convention Center on June 13-14 in Las Vegas, Nev., the Great West Fleet Executive Conference helps carriers meet the challenges of doing business in the West. Spanning two half-days prior to the opening of The Great West Truck Show, the conference offers carrier executives real-world insights into key areas, including:
• “What you need to know about complying with California regulations,” Chris Shimoda, manager of environmental policy, California Trucking Association;
• “What leading carriers are doing to successfully conduct business in the West,” Scott Blevins, president and chief executive officer, Mountain Valley Express, and Noel Massie, president, UPS Central California District;
• “How to finance environmentally compliant equipment,” Matt Schrap, president, California Fleet Solutions, and vice president of government programs, Crossroads Equipment Lease and Finance; and
• “What alternative fuels make sense for the long haul,” Tim Carmichael, president, California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition.
Presented by Commercial Carrier Journal and the California Trucking Association, registration for the Great West Fleet Executive Conference begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, followed by a networking lunch. A networking reception will be held immediately following the program on Wednesday. The conference ends at noon on Thursday, June 14, when The Great West Truck Show opens. For more information or to register, go to www.fleetconference.com. The event is sponsored by Bridgestone, Chevron and Freightliner.