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3:00pm - 6:00pm

Networking

Hop-On, Hop-Off Brewery Tour

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  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Urban Mobility
  • Connected Fleet
  • Commercial EVs
  • Goods Movement

Join ACT Expo for a brewery tour around the Long Beach and South Bay area. Participants will have the opportunity to “hop” between local breweries on advanced clean transportation, networking with other attendees, exploring the locale, and sampling local beers.

An additional registration and fee are required to attend this tour.

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9:00am - 10:00am

Workshops & Forums

Aggregated Procurement

Presented by

Electrification Coalition

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  • Commercial EVs
  • Connected Fleet

Join the Electrification Coalition for an update on the latest strategies and efforts to aggregate municipal fleet procurement for electric vehicles.

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9:00am - 10:00am

Workshops & Forums

Clean Fuel Vehicle Bootcamp

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  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs
  • Goods Movement

Understanding the world of alternative fuel and advanced vehicles technologies can be difficult and overwhelming for individuals and fleets who are just starting out. The industry is large and changing rapidly, with new developments nearly every day. Knowing where to look, what technologies to invest in, and the best fuel type for the operation can be daunting. This session gets back to the basics. Here, speakers will provide a basis of knowledge for those new to the alternative fuels space or for those looking for a refresher course. Join us and receive your own AFV Expert certification.

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10:00am - 11:00am

Workshops & Forums

A Small and Mighty Fleet

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  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs
  • Goods Movement

We hear in the news almost daily what new measures large corporations and large fleets are taking to deploy cleaner vehicles. But these giant companies are only part of the equation. Smaller fleets make up an overwhelming portion of the transportation network and tend to operate the same assets for longer. For small fleets, maintenance costs, fuel costs, and asset life can be “make or break” issues. Here, panelists will explore the benefits of advanced technologies and alternative fuels for smaller fleets, what it takes for these fleets to deploy such platforms, and the unique challenges that they may experience.

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10:00am - 12:00pm

Workshops & Forums

BSR’s Buyer-Supplier Roundtable: Understanding and Evaluating / Assessing the Market for Sustainable Fuels and Clean Technology

Presented by

BSR

Commercial freight transportation is at the cusp of a transition. Sustainable fuels and related technologies are increasingly critical to business success. But which sustainable fuels can be delivered by suppliers today and how will they be scaled over the next few years? How to compare those technologies and match them with specific fleet needs?

The Future of Fuels team will lead an action-oriented discussion on the current and expected availability and application of low-carbon fuels for commercial freight to help fleets understand and compare clean technologies and match them with specific needs. Insights collected during the session will serve as inputs for a guide currently in preparation. Opportunities will also be provided for networking and one on one engagement between buyers and suppliers to address specific challenges.

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10:00am - 4:00pm

Workshops & Forums

Connected Vehicle Technology Workshop 2.0

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  • Connected Fleet

With the emergence of connected technologies, the transportation industry has seen a huge opportunity for improved operational, economic, and environmental performance. The world of connected technologies is broad, including everything from real-time route optimization; predictive vehicle maintenance; and platooning and automated operations. These functionalities and data points can allow for greater fuel efficiency, greater driver safety, and an improved bottom line. But the world of connected fleets can be difficult to navigate without a roadmap. Understanding the data, choosing technologies, and taking advantage of the tools provided can be time consuming and overwhelming for fleets who have never worked on these issues. In this session, attendees will learn about the connected vehicle technologies that are on the market today and how they can be leveraged to maximize performance while improving safety and compliance.

10:10am - 11:30am: Connected Vehicle Technology I - OEM Technology Across All Weight Classes

While the implementation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ELD mandate dominated the headlines throughout 2018, the commercial truck sector was hard at work continuing to develop a range of innovative new connected vehicle technologies. Join this panel and learn about the latest technologies that come standard with today’s commercial fleet vehicles; how they can be leveraged to reduce costs, maximize uptime and performance, and improve safety and compliance. This session will provide valuable insight into what is now available in the market today, and what is store for the future of this revolutionary trend.

11:30am - 12:00pm: Keynote Address

1:00pm - 2:30pm: Connected Vehicle Technology II - Telematics, Sensors, and Other Tech to Maximize Fleet Assets

In the prior session for Connected Technology, attendees had a chance to hear from the OEMs directly on their suite of services for connected technology. In this second part session, fleets will have a chance to hear directly from leading third-party technology companies providing an array of connected tech that can be leveraged to improve fleet management intelligence, efficiency, and asset utilization. Learn from some of the top vendors in telematics, sensors and other areas of connected technology on their service offerings and what these technologies can mean to improve your fleet operations.

2:30pm - 4:00pm: Connected Vehicle Technology III - Understanding the Use Case and Opportunities of V2G

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) energy storage technologies hold significant promise as a tool for improving a fleet’s total cost of electric vehicle ownership, while also offering load balancing, grid stabilization, and resiliency benefits to the local power grid. For nearly two decades now, V2G technology has lived mainly in the piloting, testing and demonstration phase, with the technology never scaling to provide more widespread commercial use and functionality. Recently V2G deployments, however, are showing increasing promise, especially in use cases like school buses where the vehicle asset remains unutilized during most of the day, on weekends, and for three months in the summer. Join this session to dive deeper into the following areas:

• What can we learn from some of the demonstrations that have already taken at place?
• What are the best use cases for making V2G projects work successfully?
• When will we see this at commercial scale? Are we getting closer?
• What role does the charging infrastructure or network play in V2G?
• What vehicles are capable of V2G?
• What is the short and long-term impact to the vehicle batteries?
• What implications exist for vehicle manufacturer warranties?
• Are there legal or regulatory hurdles to enable V2G at scale or even in pilots?

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10:00am - 4:30pm

Workshops & Forums

Battery Technology Workshop

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  • Commercial EVs

Take a deep dive into the world of battery technology for transportation. Start off the day with ACT speakers laying the groundwork on battery chemistries, recent breakthroughs, and new trends. Then, look ahead to the future of the market, where battery technology is heading, what future regulations may look like, and what challenges may be faced in the years ahead. Wrap up the day with a panel focused exclusively on energy storage – from thermal management to second life.

10:00am: Introduction and Overview on Battery Technologies

10:10am - 11:40am: Part I: Assessing the Current State of EV Battery Technologies

EV battery technology has come far in the last several years. Range, for light-duty at least, is on track to eliminate the anxiety felt by most and is a practical solution for many operational profiles. Multiple pilots for short distance drayage operations have been underway in the heavy-duty space. As the technology evolves and as more fleets deploy electric vehicles, important real-world data has been generated on battery usage and performance, which is helping to further shape future product development. Here, panelists will explore what we’ve learned about battery performance, range, advantages of different battery materials, and the evolution of product offerings across weight classes. What are the challenges that fleets need to be aware of? What solutions are out there? And how can current battery technology meet the needs of fleets today, while planning for the future?

1:00pm - 2:30pm: Part II: Assessing the Future of EV Battery Technologies

Interest, attention and growth of the EV market has expanded exponentially in the last few years. While battery technology and range performance has seemed to improve in certain applications, it hasn’t moved as far in others. So where do we go from here? Join this session to learn:
• What can be expected for the future growth of EVs and what does that mean in terms of battery supply and pricing?
• Ultra-fast charging infrastructure is already being put in, but when will the vehicles be ready for it?
• How is medium and heavy-duty battery technology pacing and what are the exciting evolutions?
• How far away are we from solid state batteries and is that the answer we’ve all been waiting for?

2:30pm - 4:00pm: Part III: The Circular Economy: Repurposing EV Batteries

We face a significant societal challenge associated with the significant demand across weight classes for transportation electrification: what do we do with the batteries when they have reached the end of their useful life? This session will dive deeper into:
• What are the battery sourcing considerations and supply constraints of EV batteries
• What OEMs and technology providers are doing to repurpose EV batteries
• The opportunities and challenges with batteries and how they can be repurposed and/or recycled
• The market and use cases for second life battery applications

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10:00am - 4:30pm

Workshops & Forums

Workforce Development Workshop: Meeting the Vehicle Maintenance Challenge

Presented by

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  • Commercial EVs
  • Connected Fleet

Technology is evolving rapidly across today’s increasingly complex and connected fleet. Many fleets now operate a wide range of vehicle types and classes powered by a variety of gaseous fuels, electricity, or hybrid systems. Those vehicles are coming equipped with more and more sophisticated onboard sensors and components, all producing and sharing data in real time.

This is a watershed moment for commercial vehicle fleets and the suppliers who support them. Unless we take steps together now to ensure we have a skilled workforce to support these new vehicles, the lack of adequate maintenance and operations capability will become a serious obstacle to their successful adoption.

This workshop will begin with an overview of the top alternative fuels and connected technology changes and the specific workforce needs that are accompanying them. A panel discussion including fleets, training professionals, and workforce development leaders on how to develop and keep a trained team to support these evolving needs will follow.

10:00am - 12:00pm: Workforce Development Workshop Part I: Best Practices for Successfully Integrating Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technologies into Your Fleet

Natural gas, propane autogas, electric-drive platforms, and a range of parallel and series hybrid propulsion systems have now all been on the market for about a decade. Some first- and early-generation technologies, however, were marred by decreased reliability and corresponding needs for additional maintenance and repair. These maintenance issues defeated early technology adoption efforts at some fleets, while others were able to rise to the challenges and overcome their start-up issues.

The dedicated maintenance teams who put in the time to “iron out the bugs” in those early-generation technologies are now finding the rewards can be substantial, especially in terms of lower total cost of ownership. Join this session to hear from fleets who have “been there, done that” and learn firsthand what were the keys to their success. This session will cover:

• The pain points fleets experienced in the integration or transition into new technology
• How fleets were able to make a culture shift to newer technologies, ensuring vehicle utilization
• How fleets developed the training necessary to support new technologies while still supporting the other traditional technologies in their operations
• Some of the most valuable lessons learned along the way, and how the industry can profit from these lessons today as even newer and more promising technologies - such as electric drive vehicles and fuel cells-- fuel cells – come to the market

1:00pm - 2:15pm: Workforce Development Workshop Part II: Training for the Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

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Whether fleets are choosing to “dip their toe in the water” on electric vehicles (EVs) or are taking the plunge, EVs necessitate special training on a very different set of skills than any of the other alternative power choices to-date. Maintenance technicians, drivers, fuelers and executive management teams are all impacted. Join a panel of experts to learn about the key considerations, challenges, opportunities and solutions available for workforce training when it comes to incorporating EVs into your fleet. Topics will include:

• Operator training to maximize e-miles, range and efficiency
• Low- and high-voltage system maintenance and repair, and technician safety
• EV charging infrastructure use and maintenance
• Critical insights for the fleet management teams responsible for delivering the accurate information on cost per mile and total cost of ownership that will be necessary to guide future fleet asset investment decisions

2:30pm - 4:30pm: Workforce Development Workshop Part III: Staying Ahead of the Curve with Incumbent and New Worker Training

Commercial vehicles continue to move away from traditional mechanical-based systems. Today, they are becoming more and more like computers on wheels. Connected technology, autonomous and self-driving vehicles, drive-by-wire and other digital-based systems will likewise continue to force the merging of a fleet’s vehicle maintenance and IT teams.

This convergence of mechanical and electronic systems is dramatically changing the way we think about and deploy training. It is a time of new questions that require new answers: How can fleets up-skill their current workforce and what should they be looking for in new hires? In a market with already existing technician shortages, how and where can fleets find trained workers? Do the increasingly IT-based systems on today’s commercial fleet vehicles present an opportunity to engage the younger and more digitally savvy workforce? This panel explores the ins and outs of incumbent and new worker training in the world of highly sophisticated equipment and operations technologies.

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12:30pm - 4:30pm

Workshops & Forums

Help Shape the Future of Regional Freight Movement

Presented by

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  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs
  • Goods Movement
  • Vehicle Efficiency

In the midst of a driver shortage and a trend toward more "hub and spoke logistics," fleets are seeing a shift toward more dedicated regional haul routes. And with a new generation of Class 7 and 8 trucks — from everyone from Tesla to Daimler — hitting the market, it's more important than ever that fleets are up-to-speed on the latest and greatest technology for saving money and reducing emissions. It is in this context that the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is putting together both the fourth guidance report in its series on commercial battery electric vehicles — this one focused on regional day cab tractors and the second Run on Less roadshow, also focused on regional routes. And we want YOUR help!

Join us for a dialogue about what we know so far, what lingering questions and challenges exist, and how the industry is planning to tackle them. Whether you've got solutions or lessons learned that you want to ensure make it into the report or you've got more questions than answers, you're invited to make your voice heard as we discuss what fleets need to know in order to keep their drivers happy, while consuming less energy and stay competitive. Join the NACFE teams for a day and help us help the industry!

12:30pm - 1:45pm: Keynote: What Is Regional and the Alt Fuels Opportunity

1:45pm - 2:30pm: Panel Discussions on Regional, Electrification, and Connectivity

2:30pm - 4:30pm: NACFE Small Group Discussions

NACFE personnel will host multiple rounds of small group discussions concerning electric trucks, charging infrastructure, electric heavy-duty Class 8 tractor total cost of ownership, heavy-duty sleeper tractors, connectivity, detailed planning of NACFE’s Run on Less regional demonstration event, as well as other topics.

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1:00pm - 3:00pm

Workshops & Forums

Navigating Fleet Regulations

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  • Goods Movement
  • Vehicle Efficiency

Fleets are some of the most increasingly regulated entities with a wide-variety of rules targeting specific sectors, weight classes, fuel types, and components. Many of these regulations are pushing fleets toward purchasing newer and cleaner vehicle technologies. But with the wide variety of regulations out there, and from all different levels of government, it can be tough to know where to start with ensuring (and getting ahead of) compliance. This session will explore the current and known future regulations coming down the line that impact fleets and strategies to ensure existing and future compliance. From California’s SB 1 to the CARB Truck and Bus rule, to local airport operation mandates, listen in and learn what’s instore for your operation.

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Part I: Reducing Emissions Through New Heavy-Duty Truck Low NOx Standards

Heavy-duty diesel trucks remain one of the largest sources of regional air emissions in urban areas. Subsequently, both the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are now working to adopt new low NOx engine standards for heavy-duty trucks. The timing of these regulatory efforts are not currently aligned, with CARB expected to take action in late 2019 and EPA expected to follow in 2020. The impacts of these new requirements will be significant. Join this panel discussion to get the inside track on these important issues, including:
• What are the individual standards that are being proposed from CARB and EPA?
• Can industry meet this standard by either of these timelines? And at what cost?
• What does meeting either standard mean for fleets and product choices?
• What is the industry’s Alternative Proposal and how does it differ from the one from CARB and EPA?
• What is the pathway to getting one standard?
• What is the forward role of the several gaseous fueled medium- and heavy-duty engines are already certified to the 0.02 g/bhp-hr NOx standard?

2:15pm - 3:30pm: Part II: Regulations and Policy Driving Zero and Near Zero Emission Vehicle Technology

Unfortunately for fleets, there is no longer a simple single federal standard or requirement when it comes to navigating requirements to use lower emission technology. A multitude of programs, policies, requirements and other regulations are being developed at the state and local levels that are driving the development and use of zero and near-zero emission technology, a trend that will not only continue, but grow in the years ahead. This session will explore how and where such programs are being put into place, how they will impact suppliers and end-users, and how these efforts will continue to shape the future of advanced transportation technology. This panel will cover:
• How CARB’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandates and being expanded to cover medium and heavy-duty vehicles, and adopted by other states around the country
• Enforcement of CARB’s Truck & Bus regulation by restricting registration renewals in 2020
• The development of facility based measures to reduce mobile source emissions from warehouse, distribution centers, ports, and intermodal facilities
• New regulations that will require zero emission transportation refrigeration units (TRUs, or reefers)
• Zero and near-zero emission requirements for port drayage trucks and container handling equipment

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1:00pm - 5:30pm

Workshops & Forums

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Freight Logistics Workshop

Presented by

California Hydrogren Business Council

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  • Goods Movement
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs

The California Hydrogen Business Council is hosting a half-day workshop in conjunction with the ACT Expo in Long Beach on April 23rd as a follow up to the workshop held a year prior. This workshop will cover cargo handling at distribution centers, ports and on-road medium- and heavy-duty goods movement. As operators around the world begin to consider adopting next-generation technologies in their fleets, careful consideration of capabilities and requirements is needed to determine if the technology is suited to application duty-cycles, location and use. Fuel cell electric trucks and equipment are capable of performing the heavy workload of commercial and industrial fleets and offer similar operational logistics to diesel fleets with no tailpipe emissions other than water.

Join the California Hydrogen Business Council and expert industry presenters at ACT Expo to learn more about the emerging hydrogen and fuel cell solution!

1:00pm - 1:05pm: Welcome and Overview

1:05pm - 1:35pm: Dual Keynote – What Are Hydrogen Fuel Cells & Why Do We Need Them?

Hydrogen for Transportation 101 – A Crash Course

The Port Community Perspective

1:35pm - 2:20pm: One for One: Technology Platform Comparison

An in-depth, objective analysis of fuel cell vehicles and comparison to diesel, natural gas and battery electric from a performance and total cost of ownership perspective

2:20pm - 3:15pm: OEM Perspective

3:15pm - 3:40pm: Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm: Reports from the Field: Operator Experiences

Different fuel cell vehicle operators in both on-road and off-road give their value proposition, updates on their demonstration projects with their perception of the path to commercialization

4:20pm - 5:20pm: Fast Refueling: Hydrogen Infrastructure

Discussion of challenges and solutions for fueling various hydrogen applications.

5:20pm - 5:30pm: Wrap Up and Action Items

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5:00pm - 7:45pm

Networking

Fleet Awards Reception

Presented by

Propane Education & Research Council

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  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Urban Mobility
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs
  • Connected Fleet
  • Goods Movement

Join ACT Expo and the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) to celebrate the industry’s leading fleet operators. Attend the special awards ceremony to recognize fleets that demonstrate true leadership in clean transportation. Enjoy cocktails, gourmet bites, and live entertainment while networking with award-winning operators across all fleet applications.

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8:00am - 9:30am

Workshops & Forums

Accelerating Clean School Bus Procurement: A Roundtable Discussion

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  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Urban Mobility
  • Commercial EVs
  • Vehicle Efficiency

Large upfront costs and competing budget priorities often mean that the wheels on the school bus tend to go ‘round long past the vehicle’s useful life. But with an array of zero and near-zero emission options now on the market, significant incentives focused on these technologies, and the typical fixed-route operation of a school bus, there is great opportunity to replace old and inefficient buses with this exciting clean fuel technology. Hear from several school bus fleet operators who have been able to leverage partnerships, state and local funding, and creativity to overcome the barrier of high costs for these ultra-low emission school buses. While incentives, and the decrease in fuel and maintenance costs has helped to improve the bottom line, the new vehicles also provide tremendous benefits to the children on the bus and the residential neighborhoods within which their vehicles operate. Join a group of school bus fleet operators, technology providers, and funding program administrators for a roundtable discussion on removing barriers to school bus replacement and the opportunity for alternative fuel vehicles.

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8:00am - 9:30am

Workshops & Forums

From Mandate to Asset Management: Urban Mobility “Culture Shift” Roundtable

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  • Urban Mobility
  • Commercial EVs
  • Gaseous Fuels

Setting bold policy goals (both at the corporate and government levels) is critical for deploying alternative fuel vehicles but the goals are not met simply with a signature on the mandate. Vehicle procurement and utilization are key steps in the process—the challenges of which are often overlooked. But how does an organization ensure fleet managers and operators are aware of the mandates and are open to purchasing and using AFVs? How should their approach to fueling and fleet management change? Once the vehicles are procured, how does the organization ensure the assets are utilized to achieve ROI? In this roundtable session, attendees and panelists will explore ways to shift the culture around alternative fuel vehicles of all kinds.

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8:00am - 9:30am

Workshops & Forums

Women in ACT: Implementing Innovation with a Diverse Workforce

Presented by

Ford

In an era of rapidly shifting technology, demographics, and policy trends, it is critical that the advanced clean transportation industry have effective leadership to successfully navigate this changing transportation paradigm. While many industries are struggling to attract the necessary talent and react to this dynamism, the female workforce presents an underutilized, high-potential talent pool from which to draw. Research has shown that diversity within companies, from entry level to c-suite, to boards of directors, leads to higher performance, higher returns, and higher employee satisfaction. Hear from women leaders in the public and private transportation sectors who have made meaningful impacts and transformed the advanced clean transportation market. Learn how they got their start, what motivates them to continue, and how businesses and organizations can attract more women; increasing the diversity of perspectives, improving the bottom line, and cleaning up emissions.

8:00am - 8:05am: Introduction

8:05am - 9:30am: Women in ACT: Implementing Innovation with a Diverse Workforce

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8:00am - 9:30am

Workshops & Forums

Zero-ing in on Refuse: Exploring the Potential for EV to Meet Refuse Collection Demands

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  • Commercial EVs

The stop-and-go, return-to-base routes of refuse trucks have been held up as an ideal sector for early electric vehicle deployments. However, up until recently, very few demonstrations of this technology have come to fruition. With the advancement of medium- and heavy-duty electric drivetrains, early-stage electric refuse truck demonstration projects are becoming a reality. In parallel, leading OEMs are coming to the market with fully electrified refuse collection truck chassis, together with a bullish perspective on the potential of such a powertrain to meet the rigorous demands of this market. In this session, hear from vehicle manufactures and end-users on the performance, needs, challenges, and considerations of deploying electric refuse vehicles. Panelists will explore the current and future states of the market, experience with existing demonstrations and early deployments, and the potential for commercial product availability in the near-term. Attendees will take away from this session a much better understanding of the options available in the marketplace today and in the near-future.

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9:50am - 10:10am

General Session

Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tracks

  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Urban Mobility
  • Commercial EVs
  • Connected Fleet
  • Goods Movement

10:30am - 10:50am

General Session

Keynote Address

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  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Urban Mobility
  • Connected Fleet
  • Commercial EVs
  • Goods Movement

Join us at ACT Expo 2019 for the unique and exciting opportunity to hear from an industry visionary about the future of advanced clean transportation for medium- and heavy-duty trucking. As environmental regulations increase around the globe, Nielsen will share the steps Daimler is taking to lead the development of zero-emission electric trucks and drivetrains and ultra-low-emission natural gas trucks.

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10:55am - 12:15pm

General Session

Trending: The State of Alternative Fuels and Connected Tech

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  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Urban Mobility
  • Connected Fleet
  • Commercial EVs
  • Goods Movement

Vehicles are at the dawn of a new era- one characterized by an array of zero and near zero emission technologies. From full battery electric trucks, buses, and other equipment to ultra-low emission heavy-duty natural gas engines, fleets have a dizzying array of technologies to choose from. Local, state, and federal regulators have noticed these advancements and are charging ahead with low-NOx rule-making efforts both at the national level and in California. Meanwhile, leading progressive fleets are making big investments in these zero and near zero emission technologies which, when combined with renewable fuels, can provide a vehicle platform that has virtually no emissions. Listen in as key stakeholders, from OEMs to infrastructure experts, to leading fleets, provide an in depth comparative analysis of vehicles and technologies . Panelists will explore what it means to quantify the actual environmental performance of the fuel and vehicle technologies, what it means to install supporting infrastructure, and how things like fixed fuel cost deals can accelerate the market.

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12:15pm - 7:00pm

Networking

Expo Hall Grand Opening & Exhibits

Refuel with lunch in the Expo Hall! Check out the exciting exhibits while grabbing a bite to eat and taking a jaunt around the show floor. The hall will stay open all afternoon, offering attendees an uninterrupted look at the expansive showcase of technologies, fuels, policies, and organizations driving innovation and sustainability on our roadways.

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8:00am - 9:30am

Workshops & Forums

EV Charging Infrastructure Workshop I – Planning for EV Charging Solutions in Fleet Operations

Presented by

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  • Commercial EVs
  • Urban Mobility
  • Goods Movement

While much of the industry has given us increasing technology options for fleet electrification, perhaps the harder problem to solve for is how we build out new fueling infrastructure to support these vehicles: along corridors, in fleet depots, and in other critical locations. Given the vastly different nature of electricity from any other kind of fuel, there are a number of different considerations that go into charging solutions that are foreign concepts to fleets. From the utility side to construction to network providers, this session will cover all you need to know about designing your fleet’s charging plan. The following topics will be discussed:
• Power grid and delivery system
• Key terms and terminology
• Service equipment 101
• Real estate requirements
• MD & HD EVSE providers
• Charging methods and options
• Energy storage
• Cost of fuel
• LCFS credits
• Costs
• Development timelines
• Permitting process

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8:30am - 10:00am

Breakout Session

BO 1.1 Biofuels Bonanza: What Fleets Need to Know

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  • Gaseous Fuels

Technology and fuel solution providers are rapidly developing systems to capture the energy from organic systems, creating the cleanest, domestically produced fuels on the market, and paving the way for an efficient and more secure energy future. This session will highlight companies, end users, and projects that are making the seemingly futuristic leap to these next generation biofuels fuels, including a discussion on the implementation challenges, the regulations and policies encouraging this revolution (especially outside of California), and the economic environment that will be required for this trend to take hold.

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8:30am - 10:00am

Breakout Session

BO 1.2 Micromobility and Connected Tech: Solving Chronic Challenges with Creative Solutions

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  • Urban Mobility
  • Connected Fleet

With an aging population, increased traffic congestion, shifting housing patterns, and the multitude of mobility options that exist, transit and municipal agencies are faced with the growing challenge of providing transportation services in the most efficient and effective way possible. Micromobility and connected technologies may be just what the industry is looking for to address these needs. From electric scooters to smart phone apps, listen in as leaders from across the nation discuss innovative approaches to the mobility paradigm shift.

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10:00am - 11:00am

Workshops & Forums

EV Charging Infrastructure Workshop II: Tackling Cost

From the installation process to daily fueling, the cost of on-site electrification can creep up. Fleet managers have to consider costs associated with everything from the power needs of their site, the local utility’s capability to support their fueling needs, whether or not electrical upgrades will be needed, station installation, network subscription, demand charges, and many others. So how can a fleet best plan for these costs and mitigate them? Join a panel of experts as they tackle the big questions surrounding EV charging costs and the plethora of strategies to manage it.

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10:00am - 6:00pm

Networking

Expo Hall Open

Check out the exciting exhibits while taking a jaunt around the show floor. The hall will stay open all day, offering attendees an uninterrupted look at the expansive showcase of technologies, fuels, policies, and organizations driving innovation and sustainability on our roadways.

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10:30am - 12:00pm

Breakout Session

BO 2.1 Near Zero Emission & Zero Emission Freight Facilities Projects

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  • Goods Movement
  • Gaseous Fuels

Across California and the nation, the freight landscape is shifting. Bold, transformative projects are being deployed, incorporating revolutionary, advanced transportation technologies to ultimately eliminate tailpipe emissions from what has traditionally been the largest source of regional criteria and greenhouse gas emissions: goods movement. From full battery electric trucks, locomotives, forklifts, and class 8 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to ultra-low emission heavy-duty natural gas engines, the technology of the future is here and leading fleets are putting these into practice. This session will showcase daring, transformative projects from freight facilities nationwide that are modeling the future of goods movement.

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10:30am - 12:00pm

Breakout Session

BO 2.2 Light-Duty Technology Showcase

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  • Urban Mobility
  • Commercial EVs

Electric drive vehicle technology is rapidly improving with new drive trains, components, engine offerings, partnerships, range capabilities, and more flooding news feeds. Fleet managers who are looking to invest in electric can often find themselves overwhelmed with options and the fast pace of change. Join the one-stop-shop showcase where a variety of light-duty OEMs and drivetrain manufacturers provide a close look at the available technologies to help you find those that best fit your fleet’s unique needs.

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11:00am - 12:00pm

Workshops & Forums

EV Charging Infrastructure Workshop III: The Network

Well developed EV charging solutions are critical to a successful EV fleet operation. Networked charging infrastructure can provide an array of helpful information to today’s data-driven fleet operator, in addition to providing easy reporting capabilities for grants and incentives. Finding the right solution to meet a fleet’s near-term needs and long-term EV growth goals is critical to ensure the efficiency of the initial capital investment. Join a panel of experts discuss—and maybe even debate!—the value proposition of software services on top of the charging equipment. This panel will discuss:

• Is it appropriate to get a network solution and what are the hardware capabilities without a network?
• What is the added cost and value-add of a software service?
• What are the general capabilities that are offered with networks, such as user groups, different pricing, and management functionality?
• What is the good, the bad, and the ugly of Open Charge Point Protocol integration?
• What other capabilities can the software provide, such as load balancing, mitigation of demand charges, renewable and energy storage integration and vehicle to grid?

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12:00pm - 2:00pm

Networking

Lunch in the Expo Hall

Join ACT Expo and our exhibitors for lunch in the exhibit hall.

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2:00pm - 3:30pm

Breakout Session

BO 3.1 Greening the Shared Fleet

Tracks

  • Urban Mobility
  • Connected Fleet

Rental and car-share opportunities provide a great way to increase exposure and awareness of alternative fuels and offer unique opportunities to maximize vehicle utilization in a fleet environment. This session will explore some of the key projects and programs incorporating advanced technologies and alternative fuels in the sharing economy and how municipalities have incorporated innovative sharing economy practices to improve vehicle uptime and overall fleet economics.

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2:00pm - 4:00pm

Breakout Session

BO 3.2 Medium - and Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Technology Showcase

Tracks

  • Goods Movement
  • Commercial EVs

Medium- and heavy-duty truck electrification seems to be getting all of the attention these days. But with the plethora of news releases on new product launches, it can be tough to know what technologies are real, reliable, and commercially available. Join the one-stop-shop showcase where a variety medium- and heavy-duty truck OEMs, drivetrain manufactures, and component suppliers and others provide a close look at the available technologies to help you find those that best fit your fleet’s unique needs.

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2:00pm - 4:00pm

Breakout Session

BO 3.3 School, Transit, and Shuttle Bus Technology Showcase

Tracks

  • Commercial EVs
  • Urban Mobility
  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Gaseous Fuels

Transit operations have been at the forefront of alternative fuel and technology innovation and have become a proven testing ground for these trends. But how do fleet managers know what is substantive, and what isn’t yet fully commercial? Join the one-stop-shop showcase where a variety of school, transit, and shuttle bus manufacturers provide a close look at the available technologies to help you find those that best fit your fleet’s unique needs.

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2:00pm - 4:00pm

Workshops & Forums

EV Charging Infrastructure Workshop IV: Mobile, Wireless & Automated Charging

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  • Commercial EVs
  • Urban Mobility
  • Goods Movement

Fleets who have made the commitment to going electric frequently stress that the decision was the easy part, the hard part has been in the implementation. From designing the system to working with the utilities and filing municipal permits, getting infrastructure in the ground for electric vehicles is a process; and sometimes a lengthy and costly one at that. With permit times potentially taking six to 12 months for high power charging stations, a challenge many fleets are faced with is vehicles arriving before the infrastructure is ready for use. Mobile and “temporary” charging solutions provide an interesting option to get fleets up and running with a unit quickly. Attend this session to find out:
• What are the capabilities of mobile charging solutions in terms of charging standards supported, necessary voltage, and variety offered?
• What are the cost structures and innovative business models being deployed with mobile charging solutions?
• What are the use cases for early and continued use of mobile and temporary charging solutions?
• How are mobile charging stations being integrated as part of a more comprehensive fleet-wide charging infrastructure?

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4:00pm - 6:00pm

Networking

Expo Hall Networking Reception

Don’t miss your last chance to network with your fellow attendees, enjoy a few bites, and take a final spin around the Expo Hall during ACT’s closing reception

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8:00am - 9:00am

Workshops & Forums

Funding Fundamentals: Funding 101

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  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Urban Mobility
  • Commercial EVs
  • Goods Movement

With billions in funding available for fleets to install infrastructure and replace vehicles and equipment, knowing where and how to start is half the battle toward getting funds for a project. Grant funding can be complex to find, apply, secure and implement. In this one-hour crash course, GNA will provide an entry level review of how to find finding, what you need to apply, what you need to submit a successful proposal, and what you should be prepared for when you win. Upon completion of the Funding Fundamentals session, attendees will earn a GNA Funding Fundamentals Certificate of Completion to show that you have been verified by the funding experts to understand the basics associated with pursuing funds.

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8:00am - 12:00pm

Workshops & Forums

Greening Aviation: Funding, Equipment & Vehicles

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  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs
  • Connected Fleet

The aviation industry plays a significant role in the global economy, providing reliable and timely transport of people and goods around the world. However, the vehicles that support this massive industry—including ground support equipment, and passenger transport shuttles—are a large source of metropolitan emissions, impacting air quality, noise levels, and public health. Not to mention, diesel costs and impending regulations are proving costly to continue to rely on across airport operations. With 33% of airline operating costs going to fuel, switching to domestically produced alternative fuels has the potential to significantly lower and stabilize a significant ongoing expenditure. But like any business, reliability of the vehicle technology is paramount, and ensuring that the equipment you replace is just as effective as a traditionally fueled vehicle is essential. These alternative fuel vehicles frequently cost more than their diesel counterparts, so the first part of this workshop emphasizes the millions of dollars of funding available today for deploying alternative fuel and advanced technologies at airports, from ground support equipment to aircraft to airport shuttle buses. The second part of the workshop will explore everything operators need to know about deploying alternative fuels and advanced vehicles technologies in their airport operations—from available vehicle technologies to impending rules and regulations impacting adoption. Part two will address the plethora of alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technologies on the market to increase reliability, fuel efficiency, and emissions reductions.

8:00am - 9:00am: Greening Aviation Workshop Part I: Funding and Regulatory Drivers

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The aviation industry plays a significant role in the global economy, providing reliable and timely transport of people and goods around the world. However, the vehicles that support this massive industry—including aircraft, ground support equipment, and passenger transport shuttles—are a large source of metropolitan emissions, impacting air quality, noise levels, and public health. Not to mention, fuel costs and impending regulations are proving costly to continue to rely on across airport operations. Join a discussion on the top funding and regulatory drivers that are pushing airport operators to reduce emissions and purchase more advanced vehicle and energy technology.

9:15am - 10:30am: Greening Aviation Workshop Part II: Sustainability Takes Flight with Leading Airlines

With 33% of airline operating costs going to fuel, switching to domestically produced alternative fuels has the potential to significantly lower and stabilize a significant ongoing expenditure. But whether the fuel is being used in the aircraft or new vehicles being purchased for ground support uses, reliability of the technology is paramount. Join a discussion with some of the leading airlines who have been charting a path toward sustainability in aircraft via sustainable aviation jet fuel demonstrations as well as through ground support equipment and other efforts. This panel will explore:
• The driving factors for airlines pursuing alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.
• The lessons learned to-date from being first movers in demonstrations.
• The future plans and endeavors to increase the use of alternative fuels.
• The barriers that may exist to mainstream deployment of alternative fuels within airlines.

10:45am - 12:00pm: Greening Aviation Workshop Part III: From the Ground Up – Holistic Emissions Reductions at Airports

Airports serve an essential role in keeping people and goods moving, frequently necessitating a large volume of vehicles—from aircraft to ground transportation and equipment—and energy usage to handle what are frequently 24/7/365 operations. Several airports throughout the nation have taken large steps to curtail the noise, traffic, and emissions coming from this air travel, even incorporating holistic visions for reducing emissions at the facility-wide level as well. Join us in a discussion with some of the nation’s foremost sustainability leaders at airports as they discuss their path toward sustainability and the barriers they had to overcome to reach some of their successes. This session will also delve into their future plans and pathways to reduce emissions in their own fleets as well as from operators at airports.

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8:00am - 3:00pm

Workshops & Forums

The Future of Clean Cargo Handling Equipment

Presented by

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  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs

PMSA has partnered with ACT Expo to provide a forum for terminal operators and other port stakeholders to learn about the future of clean port equipment, including the latest regulatory projections, technological advancements, and infrastructure challenges.

8:00am - 8:30am: Opening Remarks

PMSA welcome and brief update on the Clean Air Action Plan Technology Feasibility Assessments.

8:30am - 9:45am: Advanced Clean CHE: End-User Case Studies

The last 12 months have been a standout year for demonstrations and commercialization of new low- and zero-emission cargo handling equipment (CHE) technologies, including yard trucks, forklifts, top picks and everything in between. During this session, you will hear from some of the earliest adopters on their experiences, successes, key learnings, and challenges in deploying and operating advanced CHE technologies.

10:00am - 12:00pm: Advanced Clean CHE: OEM Showcase

There are new hybrid, battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and other vehicles and equipment options being announced and tested at several west coast terminals. But in the age of clickbait headlines and tech startups, it can often be difficult to tell which technologies are reliable, cost-effective, and nearing commercial-maturity. Listen in on three port-focused technology showcases where OEMs provide a closer look at the available technology solutions for yard trucks, forklifts, top picks, side picks, and more.

12:00pm - 1:30pm: Ride & Drive and Lunch

Take a spin in the advanced clean yard trucks and CHE options you’ve heard so much about and grab a quick bite to recharge before the final afternoon session.

1:30pm - 3:00pm: Funding & Total Cost of Ownership Workshop

Hear from funding experts on how marine terminal operators can identify and apply for a range of funding opportunities including traditional grants and incentives, new utility programs to support infrastructure upgrades, low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) and renewable identification numbers (RIN) credits, and other innovative financing opportunities.

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9:00am - 12:00pm

Workshops & Forums

Funding Workshop

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  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Urban Mobility
  • Commercial EVs
  • Goods Movement

This add-on Funding Workshop will provide an insider’s look at some of the top funding programs, such as the Volkswagen Settlement, and strategies fleets should be thinking about in order to pursue funding at the local, state and federal level. Experts will provide an overview of the funding predictions across the U.S. and Canada, including the following:
• Geographic diversity: what states have established programs and which ones are starting to create opportunities for the first time?
• Funding levels: what kinds of funding levels are we seeing for projects?
• Funding types: where can you find the best vehicle replacement funding versus research, development and demonstration funding?
• And more!
A special emphasis will be made on emerging funding programs, such as investor owned utilities and Volkswagen, providing attendees with a roadmap for how to access competitive grant dollars.

9:00am - 10:25am: Part I - Accessing VW Mitigation Funds

Over two years after the Partial Consent Decree (i.e. VW settlement) was established, funding has begun to roll out in states across the U.S. This has presented a previously unmatched opportunity to accelerate the deployment of clean transportation projects. But with 50 different plans, in 50 different stages, with multiple programs each, it can be difficult to know where to begin in tracking and applying for funding. This panel will provide insight on the distribution of the Volkswagen funding, where it currently stands, and what the next steps are in the allocation process
• How you can determine if your fleet or technology project is competitive?
• How are states distributing funds? What fuels and technologies are states most focused on?
• How can you be prepared to compete for these funds?
• How can you be involved in the process to accelerate your likelihood of receiving funding?

10:35am - 12:00pm: Part II - Utility Incentives for EVs

There are over 3,300 utilities in the United States, with nearly every one boasting different rate structures and different plans for addressing the growing EV market. So how are fleets, particularly those operating across multiple regions, meant to manage this? And how can they take advantage of the plethora of incentives offered through these entities? Join this panel to learn how you can best leverage utility rates and other incentives to finance electric vehicle deployment.

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9:00am - 12:00pm

Networking

Ride & Drive

Tracks

  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Urban Mobility
  • Connected Fleet
  • Commercial EVs
  • Goods Movement

Get behind the wheel and test drive dozens of advanced clean vehicles spanning all alternative fuels and vehicle applications!

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*invited