T. Boone Pickens to open Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference

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Updated Sep 16, 2013
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Energy mogul T. Boone Pickens will kick off the fourth annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas Aug. 21 and will offer a motivational talk on leadership, U.S. energy and his career.

Dubbed the “Oracle of Oil” by CNBC, Pickens’ most recent business venture is natural gas company Clean Energy, which he founded in 2008. The company provides natural gas to the trucking industry and is the eighth company Pickens has helped go public with in his career.

He first gained success in the early 1960s by building one of the country’s largest independent oil companies, Mesa Petroleum. He then switched careers and became a financier, running BP Capital.

In 2008, he launched the Pickens Plan, a grass-roots campaign aimed at reducing the U.S. dependence on OPEC oil. He published a book, The First Billion is the Hardest, the same year. The book details, among other topics, what Pickens thinks the country must do to gain energy independence.

The Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference will take place at the Dallas Convention Center Aug. 21-22 and will give fleet executives, truck manufacturers, parts suppliers, truck dealers and repair facilities insight into trucking’s critical issues — the economy, fuels and fuel economy, safety tech, infrastructure funding and more.

CVOC is presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturer’s Association and Randall-Reilly, which publishes CCJ.

Registration is currently open and is being offered at a discounted early-bird rate until July 11. Click here to register or to learn more about the conference. 

Energy journalist and author Robert Bryce was announced last week as the keynote speaker for the event.