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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 an electrified brewery tour around the Long Beach and South Bay area. Participants will have the opportunity to “hop” between local breweries on electric buses, networking with other attendees, exploring the locale, and sampling local beers.

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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

Alt 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 - 1:30pm

Technical Tours

Connected Technology Tour

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  • Connected Fleet

This tour will visit one to two locations that showcase connected fleet technology. The tour will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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.

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10:00am - 4:30pm

Workshops & Forums

Workforce Development Workshop & Tour

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  • Commercial EVs
  • Connected Fleet

With technology rapidly evolving across connected fleet, gaseous fuels, and electric vehicles, we have a significant need to ensure we have a skilled workforce to support these vehicles and their components. The workshop will begin with an overview of the top alternative fuel and connected technology changes and the workforce needs that will accompany these and will follow with a discussion from fleets, training professionals, and workforce development leaders on how to develop and keep a trained team to support these evolving needs. The workshop will conclude with a tour to a nearby center of excellence for alternative fuel vehicle training.

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1:45pm - 5:00pm

Workshops & Forums

Connected Vehicle Technology Workshop Part 2

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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.

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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) in celebrating fleet operators across weight classes and fuel types who are showing true leadership in clean transportation.

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8:00am - 9:30am

Workshops & Forums

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

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.

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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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10:00am - 10:30am

General Session

Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks

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  • 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.

  • Roger Nielsen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Daimler Trucks North America
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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 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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8:30am - 10:00am

Breakout Session

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

Workshops & Forums

EV Charging Infrastructure Workshop Part 1 – Planning for EV Charging Solutions in Fleet Operations

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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

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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10:30am - 12:00pm

Breakout Session

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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10:30am - 12:00pm

Workshops & Forums

EV Charging Infrastructure Workshop II: Incorporating Multiple Use Cases

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  • Commercial EVs
  • Urban Mobility
  • Goods Movement

For many fleets, planning for multiple charging infrastructure use cases (such as public, workplace, and fleet all in one location) can be a necessity. However, this sort of strategy requires a plethora of considerations and brings about questions such as: how is fleet fueling managed at a public access station? How does the entity manage accessibility by the public? What about payment? How are station access rules conveyed and enforced? What type of hardware and software best supports these different use cases? Finding solutions to these questions can unlock multiple EV deployment opportunities and help to accelerate market penetration. Listen in as experts discuss the different strategies available for talking multiple use cases on a single site.

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10:30am - 12:00pm

Breakout Session

Near Zero Emission & Zero Emission Freight Facilities

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  • Goods Movement

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 criterias 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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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 - 3:00pm

Workshops & Forums

EV Charging Infrastructure Workshop Part III: 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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2:00pm - 4:00pm

Breakout Session

Greening the Shared Fleet

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  • 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

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.

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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.

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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.

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9:00am - 12:00pm

Networking

Ride & Drive

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  • 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