Participate in four days of fleet-focused educational sessions.

ACT Expo 2016 attendees can access speaker slides and recordings of select sessions at Reference the email sent by event organizers on May 18, 2016 for the password.

ACT Expo 2016 agenda included co-hosted events in partnership with:

BSR - California Hydrogen Business Council - EDTA - NACFE - NAFTC - UC Davis - WTS


General Adv. Fuel & Clean Tech Sessions
Clean Transportation Workshops & Forums
Networking Opportunities

8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Workshops & Forums

CHBC Spring Summit

Room 104 C

Presented by
California Hydrogen Business Council

The CHBC Spring Summit, presented by the California Hydrogen Business Council, will provide a balanced forum for businesses, academia, and government agencies to explore hydrogen and fuel cells through intelligent conversation, surprising presentations and thought-provoking sessions. Don’t miss the chance to hear from an impressive array of senior government officials and industry executives providing their vision of the role of hydrogen and fuel cells in California and the US and laying out their plans for continued technology commercialization.

8:30 a.m.  -  Welcome

8:45 a.m.  -  Keynote Addresses

9:00 a.m.  -  Session I - Strategic Vision of Hydrogen Infrastructure

11:00 a.m.  -  Session II – Spotlight on Public Transit

12:30 p.m.  -  Intermission

1:30 p.m.  -  Session III – Smart Power with Hydrogen Energy Storage

2:30 p.m.  -  Session IV – Hydrogen in Class 8 Trucks, Medium Trucks and Port Settings

4:15 p.m.  -  Session V – Open Discussion & Member Updates

6:00 p.m.  -  Reception

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshops & Forums

NGVAmerica Technical Forum

Room 103

Presented by
NGVAmerica - Natural Gas Vehicles for America

The NGVAmerica Technical Forum will provide fleets and other interested parties an open environment to discuss critical issues faced by the NGV industry. This session will consist of three panels of experts discussing issues of relevance to those operating natural gas vehicles. In prior years this event was a closed session; however, this year the NGVAmerica Technical Forum will be open to all ACT attendees and fleet operators.

1:00 p.m.  -  NGV Global Technology Team Highlights

The NGVAmerica Technology & Development Committee serves the technical needs of the natural gas vehicle industry. The Committee was formed in 2015 and includes stakeholders from all aspects of the natural gas vehicle industry. Attendees will learn what NGVAmerica is doing to address some of the technical issues within the NGV industry - CNG system inspections, NGV maintenance facility requirements, etc. The audience will also have an opportunity to provide input into the goals and priorities for the committee going forward.

Dan Bowerson, Director, Technology & Development, NGVAmerica

Diego Goldin, Executive Director, NGV Global

2:00 p.m.  -  Natural Gas Transit Users Panel

Panel discussion on the current state of natural gas use in the transit industry. Panelists will discuss their experiences and challenges in adopting natural gas as a fuel.

John Drayton, Director, Vehicle Technology, LA Metro

Julio Ortiz, Director of Fleet and Facility Maintenance, MTS San Diego

Getty Modica, Vehicle Maintenance Officer, Big Blue Bus Santa Monica

3:00 p.m.  -  Innovation & Technology

Over the past year there have been new product launches and innovation that is helping move the NGV industry forward. Come learn about some of the recent product launches, and products that are still being developed.

Gord Excel, Vice President & General Manager Heavy-Duty Trucking, Westport

Tony Lindsay, Director of Research & Development, GTI

Erik Diehl, Senior Applications Engineer/CNG Specialist, Ariel Compression

Dan Genovese, Senior Engineer, Cenergy Solutions

George Kalet, Application & Key Accounts Manager Gas Compression, Atlas Copco

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Workshops & Forums

NAFTC Clean Cities Seminar

Room 101

Presented by
National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

AFV Safety Training: Serving New Audiences beyond First Responders. The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is recognized as a leader in providing First Responder Safety Training for firefighters, law enforcement, and emergency medical services personnel across the US. During this presentation, the NAFTC will share information about its AFV Curriculum Development & Outreach Project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program, which will provide classroom and online safety training for new, underserved audiences including automotive recyclers; towing operators; collision repair personnel; and personnel responsible for fueling, repair, maintenance and conversion facilities. This presentation will include information about the curricula being developed and how it can benefit Clean Cities Coalitions, as well as how to cultivate relationships with these potential stakeholders and resources that can be used by Clean Cities Coordinators to attract and educate these new audiences.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Workshops & Forums

NACFE Trucking Efficiency Workshop

Seaside Ballroom

Presented by
National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium - a Program of West Virginia University Trucking Efficiency Carbon War Room

Class 8 over-the-road tractor trailers deliver all the goods we want when we need them. In so doing however, they consume a significant amount of petroleum fuel. A single unit will burn approximately 16,000 gallons of diesel each year. With approximately 1.8 million Class 8 trucks operating in North America, 28 billion gallons of diesel are consumed each year in this industry. Working to reduce the volume of fuel consumed by this sector is a top priority of truckers that pay these fuel bills, as well as policy makers who are looking to reduce our nation’s dependence on imported energy sources. At the same time, public and private stakeholders are working to reduce the emissions output of the trucking industry via a number of progressive strategies, including efficiency improvement measures so that less fuel is burned. Join this workshop where the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room will provide an update on their important work in these areas, provide key lessons learned in this field thus far, and an overview of the variety of technologies and efficiency related regulations focused on the trucking industry. Following this panel discussion, focused group discussions will be coordinated on these topics. These sessions will address successful ways to address barriers to adoption through the lens of specific technology case studies. Attendees can actively participate in two of four available group discussions.

8:00 a.m.  -  Trucking Efficiency Update & Overview

8:20 a.m.  -  Updates on CARB and EPA Heavy-Duty Vehicle Regulations

An update on CARB Heavy-Duty Vehicle GHG Reduction Regulation and EPA Phase 2 Implementation

Matt Spears, Center Director, Heavy-Duty Diesel Standards, US Environmental Protection Agency*

Henry Cheung, Air Resources Engineer, California Air Resources Board

8:50 a.m.  -  Panel Discussion: Regulations and Key Lessons Learned

Coralie Cooper, Technical Advisor, US Department of Transportation*

Kyle Treadway, Dealer Principal, Kenworth Sales Company, Inc.

Bill Van Amburg, Senior Vice President, CALSTART

Scott Perry, Vice President, Supply Management and Fleet Management Solutions, Ryder

9:45 a.m.  |  Breakout Session A  -  Determining the True MPG Benefits of Efficiency Technologies (Trailer and Tractor Aero Devices)

These sessions will be repeated at 11:00 a.m.

MODERATOR: Jack Roberts, Project Manager, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

Mark Moore, Business Development Specialist, Auto Research Center

Scott Perry, Vice President, Supply Management and Fleet Management Solutions, Ryder

Bren Marshell, Vice President of Sales, Flow Below

9:45 a.m.  |  Breakout Session B  -  Getting the Most out of Powertrain Efficiency Improvement Strategies (AMTs, 6x2s and downspeeding, etc.)

MODERATOR: Mike Roeth, Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

Derek Rotz, Director, Advanced Engineering, Daimler Trucks North America

Thomas Reinhart, Insitute Engineer, Southwest Research Institute

Aaron Huber, Market Segment Manager, On-Highway, Orscheln Products LLC

Larry Fromm, Vice President Business & Strategy Development, Achates Power

9:45 a.m.  |  Breakout Session C  -  Picking the Right Efficiency Improvement Technologies (Idle Reduction)

MODERATOR: Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Manager, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

Todd Lutkauskas, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, ThermoKing

Ricky Coleman, Sales Manager, Western Region, Bergstrom

9:45 a.m.  |  Breakout Session D  -  Availability of Efficiency Improvement Technologies for Natural Gas Trucks

MODERATOR: Andrew Halonen, Study Manager, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

Ken Marko, Senior National Fleet Engineer, Frito-Lay

Bill Nowicke, Chief Executive Officer, Agility

Dan Bowerson, Director, Technology & Development, NGV America

Marc Megel, Director, Southwest Research

Christopher Matheis, Field Support Leader, Cummins Westport

11:00 a.m.  -  Breakout Sessions A-D

These sessions are identical to the 9:45 a.m. sessions A-D above.

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Workshops & Forums

Game Changer: Today's Most Viable Option for Near Zero Emission Heavy-Duty Transportation

Room 103

Presented by
California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership

The 0.02 g/bhp-hr NOx natural gas engine, particularly when fueled with renewable natural gas, is a "Game Changer" for the transportation industry that will allow fleets to pioneer a sustainable energy future. This session will showcase the transformative sustainability solution that has made zero emission equivalent vehicle operations possible for the heavy-duty transportation sector, starting with heavy-duty vocational applications like refuse, transit, municipal, and urban delivery and then expanding to over-the-road trucking. Hear not only from end users about their practical approach and implementation of this game changing technology, but from those purchasing transportation services about their desire for the increased use of such sustainable solutions in their operations. Understand from early adopters why they have selected this ultra-low NOx and GHG emission pathway over other available technology and fuel options to continue their investment in a natural gas pathway.

8:30 a.m.  -  Setting the Stage: A Policy Perspective

George Minter, Regional Vice President, External Affairs and Environmental Strategy, Southern California Gas Company
Natural Gas Pathways to a Clean Energy Future

8:45 a.m.  -  The Latest Development in Near Zero Engine Technology

Jeff Campbell, Director, Marketing & Bus Segment, Cummins Westport
ISL G Near Zero

9:00 a.m.  -  Overview of Growth in the RNG Sector

Harrison Clay, President, Clean Energy Renewable Fuels
Overview of Growth in the RNG Sector

9:15 a.m.  -  An Overview and Summary of the Game Changer White Paper

Jon Leonard, Senior Vice President, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

9:45 a.m.  -  Stakeholder Fleet Perspectives

MODERATOR: Joe Annotti, Senior Associate, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Duane Lippincott, Senior Project Manager; Corporate Automotive Engineering, UPS

Getty Modica, Vehicle Maintenance Officer, Big Blue Bus Santa Monica

Oliver Cruz, Fuel Operations Program Officer, City of Long Beach

Marty Tufte, Corporate Fleet Director, Waste Management

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Workshops & Forums

Women in ACT: Driving Sustainability with Values, Vision, and Voice

Room 101

In partnership with
WTS International
Sponsored by

As the nation works to resolve its climate change and air quality issues, effective vision and leadership have never been more vital. Hear from female executives in the public and private sector who have dedicated their careers to advancing the clean transportation market, including insight into their individual paths to success and their perspective on the trends and technologies that will transform our industry. Gain insight into the critical reasons our nation must think beyond fuel price in order to ensure a sustainable energy future, and hear how these "Women in ACT" are helping ensure we are garnering a diverse range of perspectives as we clean up our nation's roadways.

9:00 a.m.  -  Opening Remarks

Jon Coleman, Sustainability & Advanced Technology Manager, Ford Motor Company

9:20 a.m.  -  Leading by Example: Cities Championing Advanced Transportation

MODERATOR: Marcia Ferranto, Chief Executive Officer, WTS International

Kathryn Urquhart, Network Manager, Low Emissions Vehicles, C40 Cities

Hilary Norton, Executive Director, FAST

Ashley Hand, Transportation Technology Strategist Fellow, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Andrea Pratt, Green Fleet & Fuel Program Manager, City of Seattle

10:20 a.m.  -  Networking Break

10:40 a.m.  -  Redefining Transportation: Emerging Technologies and Trends

MODERATOR: Marcia Ferranto, Chief Executive Officer, WTS International

Rachel Nguyen, Executive Director, Future Lab, Nissan North America, Inc.

Emily Castor, Transportation Policy Director, Lyft

Sharon Feigon, Executive Director, Shared Use Mobility Center

Lori Heino-Royer, Director, Business Innovation, Daimler Trucks North America

11:40 a.m.  -  Closing Remarks

Jon Coleman, Sustainability & Advanced Technology Manager, Ford Motor Company

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Workshops & Forums

Medium- & Heavy-Duty Electric Commercial Vehicles

Room 102

In partnership with
Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative

Electric applications in the medium- and heavy-duty sectors are beginning to see increased demand as well as an increased number of offerings from vehicle manufacturers. Over the past few years, transit agencies have adopted electric buses in higher volumes—some going so far as to commit to 100 percent electric—proving that the technology is no longer in demonstration, but is a viable alternative to traditionally fueled buses. While the other segments of medium- and heavy-duty transportation have been slower to develop and adopt electric vehicles, a number of options have emerged for work truck, over-the-road and other specialty applications. Some of the nation’s top fleets have begun deploying these vehicles—both pure battery electric and hybrid—in real-world, customer-demanding applications. This session aims to connect the sellers with the buyers to advance the use of electric vehicle technologies in some of these heavier-duty sectors.

9:00 a.m.  -  Opening Remarks

Ben Benoit, Vice Chair, South Coast Air Quality Management District

9:10 a.m.  -  Fleet Experiences with Electric Vehicles

MODERATOR: Christopher Cannon, Environmental Management Division, Port of Los Angeles

Robert Filosa, Department Manager, West Region Auto. Coordinator, UPS
UPS Experiences with Battery Electric Package Delivery Vehicles

Anthony Cohen, Equipment Maintenance Superintendent, Gardena Department of Transportation
Moving to Electric Drive Transit Operations

David Meisel, Senior Director of Transportation Services & Aviation Services, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
Driving Innovation with a Range of EV Work Trucks

Mark Plumb, Manager, Transportation, Torrance Unified School District
Electric School Bus Pilot Program

10:10 a.m.  -  Keynote Introduction

Laura Renger, Principal Manager, Air & Climate, Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison

10:15 a.m.  -  Keynote Address

Len Engel, Executive Director, Antelope Valley Transit
Zero to 100 in Record Time

10:45 a.m.  -  Electric Commercial Vehicles OEM Panel

MODERATOR: Alejandro Zamorano, Clean Energy and Advanced Transport Specialist, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Mike Staran, Vice President of Business Development, Phoenix Motor Cars

Michael Simon, President & Chief Executive Officer, TransPower

Mark Burdge, Vice President, Sales & Government Programs, Via Motors, Inc.

Brendan Riley, Fleet Sales Vice President, BYD Motors, Inc.

Bob Freeman, Chief Executive Officer, First Priority GreenFleet

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Committee and Private Luncheons

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

General Session

Conference Welcome & Opening Remarks

Grand Ballroom

Judy Mitchell, Board Member; Council Member, South Coast Air Quality Management District; Rolling Hills Estates City Council

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

General Session

Keynote Address

Grand Ballroom

Carlton Rose, President Global Fleet Maintenance & Engineering, UPS

3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

General Session

Fleet Owner Green Fleet of the Year Award

Grand Ballroom

Fleet Owner will be presenting its 2016 Green Fleet of the Year award to New York City, the nation’s largest municipal fleet who continues to push the envelope on its fleet sustainability efforts. Keith Kerman, deputy commissioner and chief fleet officer for the city’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), will be accepting the award on the city’s behalf.

3:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

General Session

ACT Talks

Grand Ballroom

The ACT Talks are short individual presentations that shine a light on key leaders driving innovation in the advanced transportation industry. Each of these trailblazers has charted a new course in their respective fields of advanced vehicle technologies across sectors, fuels, and end-use applications. They will provide insight into the current state of advanced clean transportation technologies and fuels in real-world applications, as well as their vision for the future.

Ned Curic, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Toyota North America

John Viera, Global Director of Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters, Ford Motor Company
Opening the Highways to All Mankind

Joe Thompson, President, Roush CleanTech
The Future of Propane Autogas Vehicles

Derek Rotz, Director, Advanced Engineering, Daimler Trucks North America
The Road to Autonomous, Accident-Free, and Efficient Driving

Steve Burns, Chief Executive Officer, Workhorse Group Inc.
Truck-based Drone Delivery for the Last Mile

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Expo Hall Grand Opening Reception

Hall ABC

Sponsored by
Shell LNG - Tomorrow's fuel today

Join us in opening the 2016 ACT Expo Hall in style. Explore the show floor, packed with an extensive variety of AFVs, equipment, and fuel providers, while enjoying tasty treats, meeting with old friends, establishing new relationships, and examining all the latest advanced clean transportation technologies.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast in the Expo Hall

Hall ABC

Presented by
Lightning Hybrids

Fill up your tank for an action packed day with a scrumptious continental breakfast.

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

General Session A

Urban Mobility

Room 104 AB

9:00 a.m.  -  The Future of Urban Mobility: Advanced Technologies That Will Transform Our Cities

The Future of Urban Mobility is a dialogue with leading OEMs whose vehicles are deployed most heavily in our local communities. This session looks at existing advanced clean transportation product offerings, in addition to providing a glimpse into the future to see how these companies are integrating and planning for new, innovative, and disruptive technologies such as driverless and connected vehicles, advanced emission controls to improve neighborhood air quality, and other high-tech and groundbreaking technologies that are revolutionizing the way people and goods are moved in the urban environment.

MODERATOR: Jon Coleman, Sustainability & Advanced Technology Manager, Ford Motor Company

Tucker Perkins, Chief Business Development Officer, Propane Education & Research Council

Christine Fleischer, Department Head, BMW i

Brendan Riley, Fleet Sales Vice President, BYD Motors, Inc.

Vernon Allen, Vice President National Accounts, Hino Trucks

10:15 a.m.  -  Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Pioneering Sustainable Transportation in Local Government

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally is a conversation with the nation's foremost public sector transportation leaders who are moving the needle on advanced clean vehicle technology planning and deployment. In a world where it is easier to do what has already been tested and demonstrated by others, these leaders are the embodiment of pioneers: doing what no other locale has done before and setting the bar for what can be done to drive transportation sustainability and innovation in the public sector. The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris underscored the importance of implementing policies at a local level in order to address global climate change and rising emissions. In response, many local, state, and regional government organizations as well as businesses have made pledges to attain an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050. Environmental targets like these provide a key incentive for public fleets to aggressively evaluate and deploy advanced vehicle technologies. During this session, attendees will hear from leading first-movers who have successfully navigated and overcome the barriers to the development of alternative fuel and advanced clean transportation technology and thus set a cutting-edge example for other public and private sector fleets to follow.

MODERATOR: Cliff Gladstein, President, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Matthew Petersen, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles

Benjamin Mandel, Renewable Energy Policy Advisor, New York City

Chris Bast, Climate & Transportation Policy Advisor, City of Seattle

Jedediah Greenfield, Public Information & Sustainability Officer, City of Houston

Jessie Denver, Energy Program Manager, San Francisco Department of the Environment

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

General Session B

Heavy-Duty Goods Movement

Grand Ballroom

9:00 a.m.  -  Shippers & Carriers Driving Clean Fuel Investment and Sustainability

Nowhere has the over-the-road segment seen more investment and more forward potential for driving sales of alternative fuel heavy-duty technology than via carriers responding to shippers' ever-increasing calls for improved sustainability and reduced costs. Approximately 50 percent of a typical consumer goods company's overall carbon footprint can result from controlled and hired transportation via their inbound supply chain and outbound product distribution. With increased commitments to climate action leading into and following the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, transportation services represent a tremendous opportunity for corporate sustainability gains. Hear from leading shippers and carriers as we explore their cooperative investment in advanced clean transportation technologies such as natural gas, fuel efficiency improvements, emission reduction strategies, and more.

MODERATOR: Bob Carrick, Sales Manager, Natural Gas, Freightliner

David Hershey, Supply Management Specialist, United States Postal Service / John Sheehy, President, Sheehy Mail Contractors Inc.

William Bliem, Senior Vice President Fleet Services, NFI Industries / Kevin McDonough, Director ofDomestic Transportation (West), Lowes

Wendy Ferguson, Talladega Project Manager, Virginia Transportation Corporation / Tosh Muraviov, Manager, Port & Field Operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Mike Cullen, Senior Vice President of Distribution, Wegmans / Tom Scollard, Vice President of Dedicated Contract Carriage, Penske Logistics

10:15 a.m.  -  Future of Freight

The pace of innovation and change in the on-highway, heavy-duty truck sector has never been so rapid. A myriad of alternative fuels to diesel, never-ending options for efficiency improvements, and now the dawn of autonomous and connected vehicles—where will this all lead? What will the trucking sector look like in 2020? How about 2050? Leading heavy-duty OEMs will engage in a thought-provoking and informative discussion about the evolution of advanced transportation technologies in the trucking sector. Learn about the timelines and path to development and commercialization of these technologies, key regulatory considerations, anticipated market penetration scenarios, and most importantly, costs and benefits in not only dollars and cents, but also in terms of environmental improvement and sustainability.

MODERATOR: Jim Mele, Editor-in-Chief, Fleet Owner

Lori Heino-Royer, Director, Business Innovation, Daimler Trucks North America
Inspire the Future: An OEMs Perspective on the Future of Freight, Not Including Trucks and Engines

Susan Alt, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Volvo Group North America
Sync Up Your Truck with Society

Brian Lindgren, Research & Development Manager, Kenworth Truck Company
The Future of Efficiency: Predictive Cruise Control, Performance Assistance, and Driver Behavior

Jack Roberts, Project Manager, North American Council for Freight Efficiency
The Realities and Timelines for Autonomous Trucking

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Luncheon in the Expo Hall

Hall ABC

Sponsored by
Ryder System, Inc.

Digest the morning’s topics while you refuel in the Expo Hall. Continue to explore the packed show floor while enjoying a delicious meal and meeting with industry and equipment experts.

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 1.1

Driving the Future of Transit & Mobility

Room 101

Characterized by frequent stops, repetitive routes, and high fuel consumption, transit and mobility fleets are often optimal candidates for deployment of alternative fuel strategies. Traditional advanced clean fuels such as natural gas, propane, and electric drive technologies have been extremely successful in these applications. More recently, we have seen full battery electric vehicles play a role as well. As hydrogen fuel cell vehicles take the street in larger numbers, and mobility services and ride sharing applications like Uber, Lyft, and others increasingly dominate the space, there is tremendous opportunity for significant additional market penetration of advanced clean transportation technologies. Hear from leading mobility and transit fleet managers as well as equipment and service providers to get an inside look into the future of public transit and mobility.

MODERATOR: Russ Scaramastra, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Penske Truck Leasing

Andrew Papson, Electric Bus Program Manager, Foothill Transit
From CNG to Full Battery Electric Operations: Lessons Learned Deploying a 100% Alt-Fuel Bus Fleet

Finn Coyle, Principal Technical Specialist, Transport Emissions, Transport for London
London Buses Emissions Reduction

Ed Pomponio, National Transportation Director , Wallypark
From LAX to ATL: Deploying 50 Battery Electric Shuttle Buses for International Airport Operations

Cris Liban, Executive Officer, Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, LA Metro

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 1.2

Refuse Revolution

Room 102

The ruthless stop-and-go operation of a collection truck, combined with its return-to-base route, has made heavy-duty refuse an ideal application for the increased penetration of alternative fuels and advanced transportation technologies. Today, ultra-low NOx engines using ultra-low carbon renewable natural gas—combined with aggressive municipal environmental initiatives and the trends towards franchising—are poised to again revolutionize this sector. This, in tandem with the emergence of electric drive and other advanced technologies, is ushering in a new wave of zero and near-zero emission waste operations and thus provides a tremendous win for the environment and sustainability. This revolution will give rise to the cleanest heavy-duty truck operations on the road today, paving the way for other sectors to follow suit.

MODERATOR: Charles Ker, Director, Industry Relations & Refuse Segment, Cummins Westport

Michael Silva, Civil Engineer / Project Manager, CR&R Waste and Recycling Services
Anaerobic Organic Waste Digestion to Produce Ultra Low Carbon RNG for the Fleet

Alex Helou, Assistant Director, Bureau of Sanitation Executive Office, City of Los Angeles
LNG, CNG, and now Battery Electric Refuse Collection Trucks in the City of Los Angeles

Spiro Kattan, Supervisor of Mechanics, Bureau of Motor Equipment, Vehicle Acquisition & Warranty, New York City Department of Sanitation
The Road to Sustainable Fleet GHG Reduction

Sean Turner, Chief Operating Officer, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 1.3

Autonomous & Connected Vehicles: The Next Generation of Commercial Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Room 103

There is no hotter transportation technology topic right now than autonomous and connected heavy-duty trucks. For years, the trucking industry has been deploying different methods to ensure efficiency in routes and driver safety, from built-in telematics and GPS to driver assist and adaptive cruise control. Now, we’re seeing large-scale demonstrations and technologies to support different applications in these vehicles, including platooning, catenary systems, and autonomous driving platforms. The opportunities for efficiency gains, lower costs, and improved operational and environmental performance are tremendous. Fleet operators are apprehensive as they must consider a litany of issues such as technological readiness, regulatory approval, liability questions, driver considerations, and integration into not only their own operations but also "connecting" to the operations of others. Hear from leading developers, technology providers, and end-users on this exciting panel as we explore these complex topics and gain a better understanding of the costs, benefits, key considerations, and true commercialization and deployment timelines for these promising technologies and concepts.

MODERATOR: Jack Roberts, Project Manager, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

Klaus Woeste, Senior Project Manager, Terex Material Handling & Port Solutions
Now In Operation: Autonmous Battery Electric Commercial Vehicles for Goods Movement

Steve Boyd, Founder & Vice President External Affairs, Peloton
Platooning: Preventing Accidents, Saving Fuel, Connecting Trucks

Joseph Impullitti, Program Supervisor, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Catenary Demonstration Project for the Zero-Emissions Port Drayage and Goods Movement

Bill Kahn, Principal Engineer & Engineering Manager of Advanced Concepts, Peterbilt Motors Company

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 1.4

Innovative Delivery Concepts

Room 201

The “traditional” delivery of goods is being turned on its head as the distribution strategy has switched from one where an item is transported from a shipper's warehouse to the point of sale to the consumer, to a model that skips, consolidates, or completely changes the steps along the way. However, the use of these new and innovative technologies and approaches does not necessarily reduce overall emissions, particularly if the number of overall delivery trips stays constant or even increases. A huge opportunity exists to incorporate cleaner technologies into these delivery approaches, including alternative fuels, advanced telematics, and trip optimization. With discussion and movement toward models for shared and maximized cargo space, direct to-consumer delivery, and delivery by drone—to name a few—this panel will explore how far along the trucking industry has come in adapting to these changes and the remaining barriers and challenges companies face to ultimately deliver goods utilizing these solutions.

MODERATOR: Michael Bates, Publisher, NGT News

Banny Allison, Fleet Services Manager, AmeriPride Services Inc
No One Size Fits All: Selecting the Right AFV for Each Part of Your Operation

Michael Shabun, Senior Marketing Manager, DJI
Drones Delivering the Future: Applications from Distribution Center Operations to Curbside Drop Off

Duane Hughes, President, Workhorse
Electric Delivery Trucks & Truck-based Drone Delivery for the Last Mile

Jon Coleman, Sustainability & Advanced Technology Manager, Ford Motor Company

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 1.5

Advancing the Transportation Infrastructure Needs of Today and the Future

Room 204

Sponsored by
Larson Design Group

As vehicle technology continues to advance, supporting infrastructure must grow and change to adapt. Not only do we need more and different ways to fuel and charge but also to connect our vehicles for both urban uses as well as over-the-road applications. This session explores the new and innovative approaches to fueling and connecting the vehicles of today while also planning and integrating for the vehicles of tomorrow.

MODERATOR: Don Hill, National Accounts Sales Manager, Shell Oil Products US

Steve Ellis, Manager, Fuel Cell Vehicle Marketing, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Preparing for the Zero Emission Future: Developing Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure to Support the Rollout of FCVs

Bill Zobel, Vice President, Trillium CNG
CNG Infrastructure Growth: Moving to Mainstream Commercial Operations

Bruce Melgar, President, UrbanX Renewables
California's First Renewable Diesel Plant Ramps Up

Laura Renger, Principal Manager, Air & Climate, Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison
SCE’s Charge Ready Program: Utility Investment in Infrastructure to Support EV Charging

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Use these 15 minutes as an opportunity to relax and recharge between breakout sessions.

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 2.1

AFVs for Healthy Neighborhoods

Room 101

Alternative fuel vehicles and advanced vehicle technologies deployed in neighborhoods act as some of the most visible examples of corporate commitment to improving local air quality. However, the vehicles also benefit these organizations by reducing fuel and maintenance costs, complying with local regulations, and increasing the efficiency of a fleet's operations. Light-, medium-, and heavy-duty work trucks and delivery vehicles share similar operational profiles in these applications, including frequent stop-and-go routes, extended periods of idling, and return-to-base operations. These characteristics make alternative fuels and advanced technologies ideal for fleets operating under neighborhood conditions. However, one fuel type does not fit all applications, and each of the companies represented in this session has evaluated a variety of fuels and technologies to select the one that best meets their needs. Some even deploy different fuel types in different locations. This panel will showcase a range of AFVs, telematics, and other efficiency measures that have proven successful in reducing costs and emissions while meeting tough operational demands. Case studies will be presented by a variety of operators that have selected the clean fuel or technology that most benefits the specific vocation and environment of their fleet.

MODERATOR: Joe Annotti, Senior Associate, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Vartan Yegiyan, Director of Police Transportation, Los Angeles Police Department
Electric Vehicles for Law Enforcement Use

Keith Kerman, Chief Fleet Officer, Deputy Commissioner, New York City
NYC Clean Fleet: Growing the Big Apple's AFV Program with an Aggressive Push on Evs

Frank Granados, Senior Advisor, Rio Rico Fire District
Neighbors Supporting Biodiesel Program

Steve Malmquist, Director of Distribution, Oakland Packaging & Supply
Oakland Packaging's CNG Fleet Project

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 2.2

Maximizing Clean Fuel Miles

Room 102

Though converting a fleet to operate cleaner, more fuel efficient equipment may seem like the difficult part, it is equally important for fleet managers to ensure that clean fuel miles are maximized once advanced technologies and vehicles are deployed. Continuous monitoring of performance, operational profiles, routing, and driver behavior are necessary to ensure that these investments are worthwhile and that technologies are utilized to their full potential. Project return on investment will only be assured if operators maximize the amount of clean miles driven. This session will highlight strategies that are being employed to by end-users across sectors and operational profiles to optimize fleet performance.

MODERATOR: Kellie Walsh, Executive Director, Greater Indiana Clean Cities

Tom Kanewske, Sr. Director of Business Development, Derive Efficiency
Using Telematics to Decipher Duty Cycle and Increase Efficiency

Mike Britt, Director of Maintenance & Engineering, UPS
Maximizing AFV Value and Return on Investment

Jordan Ramer, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EV Connect, Inc.
Maximizing Carbon Credit Capture with Managed Charging

Matthew Bradley, Data Procurement Equipment Technician, City of Boston, Public Works Department

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 2.3

Autonomous and Connected Urban Mobility: Tackling Challenges & Opportunities

Room 204

Passenger and vocational vehicles have seen significant advancement in autonomous and connected mobility, and, in fact, have benefitted from advances in the technology for years. Cruise control and Eco mode, built in GPS that identifies nearby charging stations, tire pressure monitoring and alerts, optimized routing applications, and text message alerts when your vehicle has been charged or unplugged are all technologies that help transform the vehicle into an extension of our phone, tablet, or laptop. These features, which are revolutionizing our experience in passenger and vocational vehicles, have seen tremendous momentum, especially in recent years, and are paving the way for a cleaner, more fuel efficient trip. Advanced transportation professionals in different settings have been forced to grapple with, separate, and make decisions on the "here and now" of these technologies (and the costs associated with them), the short-term future (and if we're ready for it), and the long-term plans. This panel discussion brings together the developers and leading adopters of this technology to assess its current state and determine the near-term and long-term horizons for autonomous and connected transportation in our local communities.

MODERATOR: Keith Kaplan, CoFounder and Chief Executive Officer, Tesla Foundation

Emily Castor, Transportation Policy Director, Lyft
Lyft and the Future of Shared Mobility: Ending Car Ownership as We Know It

Brian Kariger, Chief Executive Officer, PlugShare
Connecting EVs and the Infrastructure System that Fuels Them

Stephen Reich, Program Director, Transportation Program Evaluation & Economic Analysis, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida
Autonomous and Connected Light Duty Vehicles: Tampa's Pilot Program and Partnership with US DOT

Peter Marx, Chief Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 2.4

Over-the-Road Fleet Success Stories

Room 103

The nation's largest fleets are revolutionizing the way goods are transported, as they continue to strive towards operations that both reduce environmental impact and improve the bottom line. Because there is no single clean technology that will act as a silver bullet for all operations, analysis of one particular fleet may result in a different clean fuel strategy when compared to another. These long-mileage trucks must diligently plan their operations based on the paid miles, routes and logistics, refueling accessibility, grant funding opportunities, and maintenance considerations, among many other factors. During this session, fleet managers will discuss the decision-making process that determined which technologies and efficiency measures offer the greatest advantage for their unique operations and the key steps that have allowed them to achieve success.

MODERATOR: Matthew Krasney, Director of Fuel Strategy, Penske Truck Leasing

Martin DiFiore, Head of FCA Transport, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
An Update and Overview of FCA's Wholesale Transition to CNG Trucking

Steve Larsen, Director of Procurement and Fuel, Ruan Transport Corporation
Maximizing Methane: Long Haul CNG Trucking Using Ultra-Low Carbon Dairy Derived Fuel

Scott Lavery, Vice President Automotive Engineering, Fleet Maintenance & Operations, UPS
UPS Class 8 2016 Updates & Successes

Taavi Rutishauser, Professional Driver/Health and Safety Promoter, C.A.T
Running CNG Trucks from Mexico to Canada: An Operator’s First-Hand Perspective

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 2.5

Low Carbon Fuels: Getting to Truly Zero Emissions

Room 201

Renewables offer the opportunity to remove the fossil from the fuel, supply the transportation sector with a clean and domestic energy source, and turn traditional waste streams into valuable commodities. These fuels are no longer a lofty future goal, but are becoming increasingly cost-competitive and therefore prevalent in the marketplace today. With technology and fuel solution providers rapidly developing systems to take advantage of abundant renewable energy sources, there is an increasing number of opportunities to easily drop these fuels into existing operations. Renewable diesel, biomethane, and renewable hydrogen are all contributing to the reality of truly zero emission vehicles. Listen in as fleet managers, fuel suppliers, equipment providers, and industry experts discuss the technological advances, implementation challenges, and the economic environment that will be required for this trend to continue, as well as progressive public policies encouraging this revolution.

MODERATOR: Patrick Couch, Vice President, Technical Services, Gladstein Neandross & Associates

Mike Levin, Director of Government Affairs, FuelCell Energy
Renewable Hydrogen Generation with Carbonate Fuel Cells

Grant Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer, ampCNG
A Leading National Case Study on Fueling with Renewable CNG

Jakob Lagercrantz, Co-Founder, The Swedish 2030 Secretariat
International Case Study: The Swedish Road Map to Fossil Fuel Independence by 2030

Patrick O'Keefe, President & Chief Executive Officer, NeXgen Fuel
Renewable Diesel: The Clear Alternative

5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception in the Expo Hall

Hall ABC

Sponsored by

End the day with a stroll through the Expo Hall and enjoy some great food and drinks while browsing all the show floor has to offer.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

ACT Expo Fleet Awards Dinner

Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Presented by
Penske Truck Leasing

The ACT Expo Fleet Awards are the ultimate recognition of fleet operators who show true leadership in sustainable transportation—having gone above and beyond what has been required to achieve sustainability in their transportation operations.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast in the Expo Hall

Hall ABC

Presented by
The Port of Los Angeles

Don’t start the day on empty. Stop by the Expo Hall for a delicious continental breakfast and fill up on great food and new technologies.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

General Session A

Charging Ahead with EVs

Room 104 AB

In partnership with
Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative

9:00 a.m.  -  Opening Remarks

Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association

9:15 a.m.  -  Choosing Electric: Purchasing the Right Vehicle for Your Fleet

Electric vehicle ownership—both in consumer and fleet applications—is on the rise globally. This is especially true in the US and Canada, where EV adoption has increased exponentially over the past few years. Leading automotive manufacturers are developing more electric drive options with fuel cell, battery electric, and hybrid powertrains than ever before, and some anticipate that EVs will comprise at least 25 percent of new car sales by 2025. During this session, leading OEMs and fleet first-adopters will join us for a conversation about the strategies and key considerations necessary to develop a successful EV deployment and implementation plan. OEMs will explore their ability to differentiate themselves from the competition with superior incentives, maintenance and warranty coverage, and fleet management tools to support EVs. Fleets will address key considerations that guided their purchasing decisions, including making the choice between battery-electric, hybrid-electric, and plug-in hybrid vehicles, determining which technologies best meet their operational needs, and ultimately, what steps are necessary to increase the number of EVs being deployed.

MODERATOR: Jedediah Greenfield, Public Information & Sustainability Officer, City of Houston

Robert Langford, Manager, Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Marc Deutsch, EV Business Development Manager West, Nissan

Jamie Hall, Manager Public Policy, General Motors

10:15 a.m.  -  Keynote Address

Andrea Pratt, Green Fleet & Fuel Program Manager, City of Seattle

10:45 a.m.  -  A Road Map for Light-Duty EV Fleet Charging

Electric vehicle charging penetration has increased, with more than 10,000 stations in place throughout the US. At the same time, a variety of electric vehicle supply equipment for fleet operations is emerging on the market, including those that provide networked, non-networked, and managed charging solutions. These options make electric vehicles a real, viable alternative to conventionally fueled vehicles for a growing number of fleets. Hear from the providers of these charging solutions on how their products address the needs of organizations on the leading edge of sustainable transportation, in addition to forward-thinking fleets that are implementing both public and private access charging networks to serve growing numbers of electric vehicles.

MODERATOR: Marvin Moon, Director of Power Engineering, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Andy Bartosh, Program Manager, EV Charging Infrastructure, ABB Inc.

Will Barrett, Director of Sales, ClipperCreek, Inc

Michael Jones, Vice President Sales, North America West, ChargePoint

Steve Bloch, Vice President of Partnership Development, EV Connect, Inc.

11:45 a.m.  -  Closing Remarks

Christine Kehoe, Executive Director, PEV Collaborative

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

General Session B

Advancing Sustainability in Goods Movement

Grand Ballroom

9:00 a.m.  -  Opening Remarks

John O'Dell, Automotive and Transportation Industry Writer,

9:10 a.m.  -  Executive Roundtable: Achieving Corporate Sustainability Goals: Zeroing in on Transportation

The Sustainability Roundtable will feature leading high-profile companies that are pushing the envelope on sustainability in transportation. So often we hear the term sustainability focused narrowly on emissions from buildings, entirely ignoring those that result from transportation of goods and materials. This aspect of the supply chain can be the single largest source of corporate emissions, accounting for up to half of a company's overall environmental footprint. Transportation must be a key factor evaluated by companies looking to significantly mitigate their global impact on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions. The companies featured in this discussion are some of those that see the connection between transportation and environmental responsibility and have gone above and beyond basic compliance to prove that fleet sustainability can make both sense and cents for their long-term company needs and corporate sustainability goals.

MODERATOR: Eric Olson, Senior Vice President of Advisory Services, Business for Social Responsibility

PJ Newcomb, Program Manager, Sustainability, Coca-Cola

Andrew Cullen, Senior Vice President of Fuels and Facility Services, Penske Truck Leasing

Elizabeth Fretheim, Director of Sustainability, Walmart

Fabio Baldassari, Logistics Procurement Manager, North America, Unilever

10:15 a.m.  -  Keynote Address

Dennis Arriola, President & Chief Executive Officer, SoCalGas

11:00 a.m.  -  Panel Presentation on The Sustainable Freight Transportation Action Plan

California is frequently seen as a bellwether state when it comes to setting policy and direction for large-scale initiatives that push the envelope on advanced transportation technology, air quality, and sustainability goals. The Sustainable Freight Transportation Initiative—to be released just before ACT Expo—is an integrated action plan to improve freight efficiency, transition to zero-emission and advanced technologies, and to increase the competitiveness of the freight system. The Initiative has the potential to alter the way the world thinks about and plans for the future of freight. The panel will focus on the development and implementation of investments, policies, and programs that will be needed to reach a cleaner, more efficient, and more competitive transportation freight network, and the types of technologies that will get us there. This discussion will assess the implications the Initiative will have for other states and countries considering advancements in their freight system as well as the steps needed to achieve those improvements.

MODERATOR: Jon Leonard, Senior Vice President, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Benjamin De Alba, Assistant Secretary for Rail and Ports, California State Transportation Agency

Heather Arias, Chief of Freight Transportation Branch, California Air Resource Board

John Kato, Deputy Director, Fuels and Transportation Division, California Energy Commission

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Luncheon in the Expo Hall

Hall ABC

Sponsored by
Ryder System, Inc.

Enjoy a savory lunch and a variety of exhibitors in the Expo Hall.

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Workshops & Forums

CHBC Supply Chain Exchange and Partnership Development Workshop

Room 104 C

Presented by
California Hydrogen Business Council

The Advanced Power and Energy Program at the University of California, Irvine; the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development; and the California Hydrogen Business Council are hosting a half-day workshop on May 5 in Long Beach, California. The purpose is to cultivate new relationships between suppliers and system integrators and to attract and introduce new companies to the hydrogen and fuel cell market in California.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshops & Forums

BSR: Future of Fuels Spring Forum

Room 103

Presented by
Business for Social Responsibility

Join major fleet operators, fuel producers, vehicle manufacturers and partner scientists, civil society, and governments at the public launch of the first Fuel Sustainability Tool, which enables fleet owners to compare and evaluate the climate and other sustainability impacts of fuels. BSR’s Future of Fuels initiative works toward a vision of commercial freight fueled by low-carbon sustainable technology as a business-to-business, cross value-chain, fuel-neutral group focused on energy sustainability. BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshops & Forums

The Sharing Economy: Challenges, Insights, and What's Coming

Room 102

Presented by
Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Companies like Uber, Lyft, ZipCar, Amazon, InstaCart, and Google—among dozens of others—have completely disrupted the urban mobility landscape, challenging our traditional notions of car ownership, carpooling, food delivery, and parcel delivery. This workshop will examine the many entrants into this car-sharing economy market, their contributions to driving more adoption in the advanced clean transportation market, and the many different applications for their use that can be taken advantage of today and expected outcomes for this industry in the future.

MODERATOR: Creighton Randall, Program and Development Director, Shared Use Mobility Center

Gustavo Occhiuzzo, Chief Executive Officer, GreenCommuter

Michael Brylawski, Chief Executive Officer, Evercar

Kate Roberts, Director of Global Partnerships, Zipcar

Doug Snower, President, E-Rive

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshops & Forums

Be Compliant with California's Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicle Regulations – Avoid the Heavy Fines!

Room 101

Presented by
UC Davis

A Virginia-based trucking company was recently assessed $390,000 in fines and remediation costs by the US EPA for violating California's toxic diesel emissions regulations. These rules apply to all trucks entering California, even if they are registered out of state. Learn what ARB inspectors look for in an inspection and find out the schedule of dates for compliance. Attend this training so you can comply with California's heavy-duty diesel regulations for diesel trucks, buses, and trailers that operate on California roads.