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8:45 am - 1:45 pm

Battery Technology Advancements

Registration Access

  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Industry Investment

8:45 am - 9:00 am: Keynote Session: Transformational Developments in Battery Technology and Vehicle Electrification

This keynote session kicks off the Battery Technology Advancements Workshop, highlighting the many new and exciting technology innovations in this rapidly developing field.
• Learn about the battery technologies that dominate the market today, and the trends that will revolutionize the electric vehicle market.
• Explore how OEMs and battery manufacturers are developing new solutions and sparking rapid advancements, focusing on the speed of deployment, and changing the costs of these new technologies.

9:00 am - 10:15 am: Battery Technology Pathways and Paradigm Shifts

This panel examines innovations, research & development, and the projects industry leaders are investing in to improve battery technologies.
• Dig into the shifts in chemistries, materials, and design philosophies that are allowing battery-electric vehicles to achieve every-increasing operational capabilities.
• Explore how advanced battery technologies like solid state are developing to further improve the electric vehicle market. Find out the current state of these new technologies and learn when we can expect to see them on the road.
• Battery makers and OEMs are now learning by doing – explore what is being revealed by current deployments and being applied to the next generation of batteries.
• Discover the ways OEM and battery manufacturer partnerships are responding to the real-world needs of fleets, like charger-future proofing and administering power supply.

10:15 am - 11:30 am: Accelerating Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Capacity

Join us for a panel that explores OEM and supplier manufacturing capacity for vehicle electrification and how ready the industry is for massive EV fleet orders in the coming years.
• Understand the growth and readiness of new battery and vehicle factories in the US: where are they, when will they come online, and how many vehicles can be supported?
• Find out about the policies, incentives, and regulations that have been put in place to expand manufacturing capacity – all to meet the needs of consumers and fleets.
• Gain insights into how vehicle and battery manufacturers are navigating Buy America requirements and supply chain constraints to meet demand.

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm: The State of the Reuse, Recycling, and the Used Electric Vehicle Markets

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Join us for this realistic and forward-thinking panel in which industry experts share insights from the battery sector’s growing circular economy.
• Uncover the realities encountered by fleets looking to sell electric vehicles into a secondary market, or simply retire and dispose of assets with no remaining life.
• Hear from experts on the prospects and opportunities for developing a secondary market for commercial electric vehicles.
• Understand the essentials and economics of second-life applications for used vehicle batteries.
• Listen to industry leaders as they delve into the maturation of battery recycling technology and how they are scaling their business to create a viable recycling ecosystem.

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8:45 am - 1:45 pm

Hydrogen Workshop

Registration Access

  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle
  • Industry Investment
  • Infrastructure

8:45 am - 9:00 am: Keynote: An Update on a $50 Billion Investment in Hydrogen Hubs

In this keynote, an industry leader shares insights into the transformational growth facilitated by the Department of Energy’s $7 billion Regional Hydrogen Hub investment.
• Understand the tsunami-size impact that the $7B US DOE Hydrogen Hubs funding will have on the hydrogen economy, particularly when matched by an incredible $43B in private sector funding.
• The Hydrogen Hubs are expected to collective produce three million metric tons of hydrogen annually – meeting one-third of the 2030 U.S. production target – understand how this influx of hydrogen will shape and catalyze the market.
• Discover how the Hydrogen Hubs will push the industry further and faster towards cost parity and maturity than was previously possible.

9:00 am - 10:15 am: Producing and Delivering Hydrogen Fuel

This panel will explore the crucial capacity building measures that hydrogen producers and station developers are implementing to realize the potential of the hydrogen economy.
• Learn about the different techniques and value propositions for cost effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly hydrogen generation will make this zero carbon fuel more accessible to commercial fleet customers.
• Hear the latest on the industry’s “green” hydrogen initiatives and learn what to expect in terms of green hydrogen supply, sources, timelines, and most importantly, costs to the end-user.
• Get an update on how today’s hydrogen stations are being developed to function across multiple fuel delivery platforms, including incorporation of onsite hydrogen generation, pipeline delivery systems, liquid hydrogen, and compressed hydrogen.
• Explore methods for deploying and maintaining hydrogen refueling infrastructure in as cost-effective a manner as possible, as the industry works to achieve competitive prices.

10:15 am - 11:30 am: Hydrogen Vehicle Fleet Deployments

This panel will provide an update on the latest hydrogen vehicle fleet deployments happening throughout the commercial sector.
• Delve into the current state of hydrogen fuel cell and internal combustion engine vehicle deployments, including the use cases, costs, fueling strategies, safety considerations, and more.
• Learn about the vital training procedures and safety measures that fleets are taking to integrate use of hydrogen into their facilities and refueling plans.
• Develop an understanding of the lessons that early adopting fleets are learning in their hydrogen vehicle deployments.
• Hear from end-users on the frontlines of today's most cutting-edge hydrogen vehicle deployments as they highlight the benefits and remaining industry needs to ensure the long-term viability of hydrogen vehicles.

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm: Second Keynote: Preparing the World for Zero-Emission Hydrogen Trucks

Preparing a ready supply of clean hydrogen, building reliable hydrogen fueling stations, and transitioning our 2,000-truck fleet to hydrogen, Air Products is making sustainable solutions possible. Join us as we share a vision of a hydrogen economy.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm: The Current Landscape for Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Vehicles

This panel brings together leading vehicle manufacturers to provide an overview of the latest commercial hydrogen-powered vehicles in the market today.
• Representatives from leading OEMs will showcase their hydrogen vehicles and provide updates on what they have learned from pilot programs and early deployments, and what their plans and timelines are for commercialized hydrogen fueled vehicles.
• Explore the impressive range, horsepower, torque, and refueling capabilities of hydrogen vehicles allowing them to maintain vehicle duty cycles while lowering their emissions.
• Hear from industry leaders about ways vehicle OEMs are partnering with fuel suppliers to ensure that fleets can refuel effectively.
• Discover which manufacturers are rolling out internal combustion hydrogen engines, and if such technologies are considered zero emission.

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8:45 am - 1:45 pm

New Frontiers for Low and Zero Emissions Vehicles: Off-Road

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  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Infrastructure

8:45 am - 9:00 am: Keynote: Off-Road Emissions Revolutions

In this keynote, hear from an industry leader about powerful solutions pushing the off-road industry towards sustainability.
• Gain insight into the current state of the off-road industry and what the future will bring for clean off-road equipment.

9:00 am - 10:15 am: Zero Emission Off Road Vehicles: Yard Hostlers, Trailers, and Cargo Handling Equipment

In this session, delve into the off road zero emission equipment that is helping to green the supply chain.
• Discover how zero emission yard hostlers and trailers are transforming the goods movement into a more sustainable industry, as new regulations shape the future of worksites.
• Industry experts discuss trailer technology advancements that integrate into a zero-emissions solution by turning the trailer into an energy supplier.
• Understand why zero-emission cargo-handling equipment is a great fit for the freight industry by digging into technologies that ports and warehouses already putting to work.

10:15 am - 11:30 am: New Frontiers: Lowering Emissions from Construction Equipment and Other Off-Road Applications

This session explores the ways electrification is modernizing the construction industry through the development of new zero emission technology.
• Get a comprehensive overview of the incredible advancements that have taken place in the last year as the industry had developed an array of new zero emission off-road equipment, from excavators, wheel loaders and a lot more.
• Hear about the industry’s first pilot projects, technology demonstrations and case studies where zero emission construction equipment has been used. Understand where and how this equipment has been successful, and where additional improvements are still being made.
• Gain an understanding of the developments expected in this field in this year and the years ahead, and how and where the industry expects to first see increased market adoption.

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm: New Frontiers: Mobile Power and Mobile Generation Technology

While zero emission off road equipment is intriguing and exciting, it brings with it significant questions about recharging and refueling in the field given the remote and transient nature of the work sites where such equipment is used. This session will provide an overview of the technologies and approaches being used to provide reliable and mobile power solutions to keep zero emission off road equipment running, even in the most remote locations.
• Get an overview of the various mobile power technologies available, including: hydrogen power units, battery storage, and on-site renewable energy generation.
• Understand how nanogrids, utilizing both green hydrogen and solar power generation, can successfully support self-contained power grids to provide site power and recharging capabilities.
• Look at cost-benefit analysis for various remote charging systems and technologies, that consider how high upfront costs compare against lower long-term fuel and maintenance costs.

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8:45 am - 1:45 pm

Regulatory Workshop

Registration Access

  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Goods Movement
  • Regulation

8:45 am - 9:00 am: Keynote Session: The Current and Projected Future State of Regulatory Compliance

In this keynote session, hear the latest news surrounding the current state of clean transportation regulations and how entities are staying compliant and aware of these regulations today.
• Gain an update on the status of the latest and most aggressive clean transportation regulations like California’s Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) and Advanced Clean Fleet (ACF) rules.
• Examine the insights and lessons gained from implementing ACT and ACF, including CARB's regulatory postponements for ACF, highlighting conflicts between environmental goals and industry operational and financial constraints.

9:00 am - 10:15 am: Ready or Not, Here They Come: Regulations Transforming the Transportation Sector

In this panel session, industry and policy experts discuss some of the most ground-breaking regulations ever adopted at the local, state, and federal levels, with a specific focus on the commercial transportation sector.
• Get a comprehensive download on the wide array of existing and growing zero emission vehicle regulations that will rapidly change the commercial transportation sector.
• Gain insight as experts help translate the regulatory language into actionable requirements – and navigate uncertainty to comprehend what your fleet must accomplish to stay compliant in this changing landscape.
• Understand how the scale and pace of today’s regulations are impacting vehicle OEMs and vehicle supply, as well as end-user’s ability to develop and implement compliance plans.
• Hear real-world accounts from fleet operators and how they are working to adapt purchasing and operational plans in response to ever-increasing zero emissions regulations that will transform the industry forever.

10:15 am - 11:30 am: Understanding the Spread of California’s Zero Emission Regulations

As more states look to implement new zero emission vehicle emissions standards and purchasing requirements, join this panel of experts to explore how California’s rules are being adopted throughout other parts of North America.
• Stay up to speed on which states have already adopted California’s Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) rule and what this means for commercial vehicle sales in these states.
• Likewise, hear the latest information on which states are pausing or backtracking on prior commitments to adopt the ACT rule.
• Understand where, when and how other states will adopt California’s Advanced Clean Fleet (ACT) rule which will require fleets to purchase zero emission vehicles.
• Get an update on the latest legal battles over these rules, what decisions have been reached thus far, and what can be expected in the future.

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Navigating Regulatory Compliance

Hear from fleet and industry experts on the latest and best strategies for complying with Advanced Clean Truck and Advanced Clean Fleet rules in a cost-effective manner.
• Listen as experts separate rumors from reality and clarify what fleets and vehicle manufacturers need to do to follow these new regulations – what kinds of vehicles need to be bought, sold and operated? And when does all of that need to happen?
• Dig into the data and reporting requirements to meet regulatory requirements to make sure your fleet has a solid plan of attack to stay compliant.
• Learn how to access incentives and tax credits to stay ahead of regulatory mandates.
• Hear from fleets as they work to marry their compliance plans with the reality of today’s vehicle supply, utility and power service challenges, and other fuel and infrastructure needs.

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8:45 am - 1:45 pm

Thinking Outside the Cab: Innovative Ways to Lower Emissions

Registration Access

  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • ESG

8:45 am - 9:00 am: Session Keynote

In this keynote, an industry leader will provide an update on sustainability efforts in the goods movements industry that are finding inventive and effective ways to lower emissions and drive down costs.
• Explore how drop-in fuels, essential on-road equipment, and zero-emission worksite vehicles are providing fleets flexibility as they work to lower emissions.
• Hear from an industry leader on their case studies where cleaner fuels and technologies are providing both economic sustainability benefits, and environmental benefits.

9:00 am - 10:15 am: Achieving Sustainability with eFuels and Renewable Fuels

Get an update on the full suite of current alternative fuels available today and how they can reduce emissions, promote collaborative opportunities with customers, and improve the bottom line.
• Learn how renewable fuels are allowing fleets to reduce vehicle emissions and achieve near term sustainability wins.
• Get an overview on the newest clean fuel concept in the market – eFuels. Understand the state of eFuel development and explore the role that these advanced fuels may play in keeping traditional ICE vehicles on the road while allowing for reduced carbon emissions.
• Understand where and how renewable diesel, biodiesel, renewable natural gas, green hydrogen, and renewable propane are seeing increased demand and use, and where these fuels may have supply and/or cost limitations.

10:15 am - 11:45 am: eTRU Technology and Real-World Applications

Hear from industry leading technology developers as they discuss the progress and technological advancements driving eTRU development.
• Explore groundbreaking improvements in cooling and power storage that are propelling eTRUs into a new era.
• Get an overview of some of the industry’s leading case studies where this zero emission technology has been deployed.
• Make sense of the regulations shaping the eTRU market in California and decode how these regulations are sending ripples across the entire TRU market nationwide.
• Hear directly from the industry's leaders about the cutting-edge tools they're developing and implementing to ensure seamless power management and eTRU to Vehicle integration.

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Carbon and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Accounting Bootcamp

With regulator and customer demands for accurate carbon and GHG accounting on the rise, fleets are now expected to make this a part of their regular operational activities. Join us for an accessible and informative session that simplifies the complexities of carbon accounting and helps fleets understand practical steps to align accounting for regulators, customers, and the public most efficiently. In this session, you will:
• Understand the basics of carbon accounting and fundamental terms used by both regulators and customers such as Scope 1, 2, and 3.
• Learn the most widely adopted frameworks, methodologies, and practices for GHG accounting developed over decades such as the GHG Protocol.
• Get an overview of the regulatory landscape as the European Union, California, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) all set up carbon accounting requirements to be familiar with regulatory requirements.
• Develop an understanding of how to leverage existing fuel and asset management systems and telematics for efficient data collection – and how to fill gaps on missing information.
• Identify the steps to begin your annual carbon accounting plan and the timeframe to build and manage the effort for both regulatory and customer requests.

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8:45 am - 1:45 pm

Vehicle Automation Workshop

Registration Access

  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Autonomous Technologies
  • Industry Investment

8:45 am - 9:00 am: Keynote: Looking into the Future

Get an update on the state of vehicle autonomy applications within the transportation industry with an eye towards the future of autonomy.
• Gain exclusive insight into the most exciting autonomous technologies being developed and tested in the market today.
• Understand the current timeline expectations for market development and technology commercialization.

9:00 am - 10:15 am: Leveraging AI and Machine Learning to Improve Safety, Reliability & Sustainability

This session will explore a variety of fleet "tools" powered by artificial intelligence to improve overall performance. These tools include Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), tire and battery management, and other advanced technologies and how they can contribute to your fleet’s sustainability goals.
• Understand how AI can provide operators with a more seamless driving experience that may result in energy efficiency and economic benefits.
• Hear fleet case studies on how they have used AI to reduce accidents, repairs, and driving incidents.
• Find out about the next iteration of AI-powered technologies and safety enhancements that are paving the way for increased vehicle automation.

10:15 am - 11:30 am: Hitting the Road: Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Programs & Early-Stage Deployments

Hear from the fleet and technology leaders on revolutionary autonomous technologies hitting the road.
• Get an update on the key players in this exciting field, and understand which companies are still pushing forward with new technology development and demonstrations, while understanding why some companies have shifted focus or ended their development efforts.
• Hear about current deployments taking place and how implementation is making wider and smarter deployments more viable.
• Understand how autonomous technology providers are using AI to address the unique operational requirements of delivery trucks, buses, and logistics vehicles.
• Learn about the regulatory environment surrounding the use of autonomous technologies: what rules exist and apply today, how they differ by states, and what kinds of rules and regulations might be expected in the future?

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Unlocking the Future of Electric Vehicles: AI-Enabled Charging Technologies

This session will focus on the uses and potential benefits of implementing AI-enabled charging software—a technology with the potential to improve energy efficiency and cost-effective fleet charging.
• Learn how station owners can effectively monitor and control charging stations remotely with advanced charging control software and machine learning, offering more expansive solutions for drivers and fleets.
• Hear about the transformative power of AI in creating smart and sustainable charging ecosystems, which are built on predictive analytics and eco-conscious charging practices.
• Understand how AI algorithms can be programmed through cognitive computing to manage charging networks, optimize charging speeds, increase efficiency, and decrease energy costs.

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8:45 am - 1:45 pm

Workforce Development Forum

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  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Goods Movement
  • Infrastructure
  • Regulation

8:45 am - 10:00 am: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Bootcamp

This session offers an Alternative Fuel Vehicle 101 Bootcamp discussing vehicles, infrastructure, and grant funding and incentives.
• Hear from industry experts on topline considerations of each fuel and technology option, including costs, operational considerations, and environmental benefits of alternative fuel vehicle technologies.
• Learn about available grant funding and incentive opportunities and how they can propel your project forward.
• Understand what knowledge and skill sets are required to be successful with alternative fuels.
• Hear how the increased push on environmental sustainability drives the development of a clean fuels and advanced technology strategy, and vice versa.
• Get an overview of the basic strategies for establishing a reliable charging and fueling infrastructure for your fleet.

10:15 am - 11:30 am: Preparing Your Facility for Alternative Fuels

This session focuses on the diverse ways alternative fuels change site operations and development decisions.
• Hear about the array of specialized safety considerations for high voltage systems, EV charging, connected and autonomous technologies, and/or fuels like hydrogen.
• Get an overview on the modifications required for your facility to provide a safe and efficient work environment for your employees that meets required codes and standards.
• Understand what new tools are required to be able to maintain and safely work on alternative fuel vehicles.

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Developing the Alternative Fuels Workforce

This session prepares you to transition your workforce to clean transportation technologies.
• Get an overview of the new skillsets that employees will need in order to operate and maintain alternative fuel facilities.
• Understand the training requirements for technicians and other fleet personnel to successfully provide ongoing service and maintenance of the ever-increasing array of zero and near-zero emission technologies.
• Learn about the training and continuing education organizations, trade schools and community colleges leading the way on alternative fuels workforce development initiatives.

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2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Mainstage: Opening Remarks

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  • Full Conference

Kick off the ACT Expo mainstage with Erik Neandross as he opens up the show and provides an update on the key themes and developments that are guiding the industry.

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2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Mainstage: Keynote: Global Trends and OEM Perspectives

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  • Full Conference

Hear from the global head of Volvo Trucks as we explore global market trends pushing greater focus and investment in zero emission commercial vehicle technology.

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2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Mainstage: Global Sustainability Trends in the Transportation Sector

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  • Full Conference

Topics

  • ESG
  • Goods Movement
  • Industry Investment

The world’s leading transportation enterprises will share how environmental and economic sustainability has become a business-critical topic in the transportation sector, and how these drivers are shaping the future of their transportation and logistics operations.
• From local warehouse rules, to the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, understand how companies with aggressive zero emission fleet strategies are staying ahead of the ever-increasing set of emission and carbon-based rules and polices being adopted at the local, state and national levels.
• Hear directly from fleets on their implementation of clean transportation projects and how those projects vary across national borders and what we can all do to learn and leverage those experiences to improve adoption in the North American market.
• Gain insights into sustainability frameworks such as Science-Based Targets and greenhouse gas accounting, and how these reporting protocols will impact the future of commercial fleet operations and customer relationships.
• Learn how companies are leveraging an aggressive sustainability strategy, renewable low carbon fuels, and advanced vehicle technologies to satisfy customer demands for lower carbon services and products, and how investments being made today are expected to pay off in the future.
• Hear about some of the world’s most cutting-edge case studies where companies are implementing a multi-phased approach to reduce emissions from a range of on- and off-road equipment and vehicle types at the same site, and across their transportation network.

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3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Mainstage: A Heavy-Duty Fireside Chat

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  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Industry Investment

You won’t want to miss this fireside chat with the leader of one of the industry’s most exciting new zero emission truck manufacturers as we dive into the industry transformation that is happening before our eyes.

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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception – Expo Hall Grand Opening

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  • Full Conference
  • Expo Hall Only
  • ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Autonomous Technologies
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Goods Movement
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport Refrigeration

Kick off this year’s Expo Hall with a reception packed with networking opportunities and a first look at the technologies that are driving innovation throughout the industry.

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ride & Drive 

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  • Full Conference
  • Expo Hall Only
  • ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Autonomous Technologies
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Goods Movement
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle
  • Transport Refrigeration

Take a ride in the latest advanced clean commercial vehicles spanning all weight classes and applications.

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9:00 am - 9:15 am

Mainstage: Welcome Remarks

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  • Full Conference

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Mainstage: Keynote

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  • Full Conference

Join the president of J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. to explore the sustainability journey of one of North America's largest and most progressive fleet operators on the challenges and successes faced in their sustainability journey, with particular emphasis on the company’s zero emission truck and infrastructure projects, key industry needs to make zero emission trucking successful.

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9:45 am - 11:00 am

Mainstage: CEO Roundtable on Scaling Vehicle Electrification

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  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Industry Investment
  • Infrastructure

This powerhouse panel brings together the chief executives from North America’s largest truck OEMs for an update on the state of the industry, a deep dive into the electric truck market, and insights into when, where and how we can expect to see zero emission trucks on the road at significantly greater scale. This CEO roundtable will be moderated by the President of one of the largest trucking businesses in the world.
• Hear about the massive challenges and investments required to bring cutting-edge zero emission trucks to market, and how and when these investments are expected to generate returns for these leading companies.
• Gain perspective on the impacts of the ever-increasing regulatory landscape facing OEMs and their customers.
• Understand how OEMs are working with their customers and dealers to leverage unprecedented levels of incentive funding now available and which will increase in the coming years.
• Dive into the range of partnerships being formed by OEM with infrastructure providers, utilities, and others to ensure that the charging and fueling stations are available to customers looking to invest in zero emission trucks.

MODERATOR: Art Vallely, President, Penske Truck Leasing

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Expo Hall

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  • Full Conference
  • Expo Hall Only
  • ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect

Connect with 350+ suppliers showcasing the most advanced vehicle technologies and clean fuels available in the marketplace today. Media events take place throughout the Expo Hall, featuring new product and vehicles debuts, major transportation project updates, and game-changing partnership announcements.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Expo Hall Open

11:45 am - 5:00 pm: Media Events

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11:00 am - 11:30 am

Mainstage: Keynote

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  • Full Conference

Gain valuable insights from the CEO of Pilot Travel Centers LLC, North America’s largest travel center operator, into how the company is positioning itself to shape the future of energy and meet its customers increasing needs for sustainable solutions.

  • Adam Wright, Chief Executive Officer, Pilot Travel Centers LLC
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Invite-Only: Charging Ahead Navigating the Twists and Turns of Fleet Electrification

Topics

  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Goods Movement
  • Industry Investment
  • Infrastructure

In this private, invite-only session for fleets, attendees will engage in roundtable discussions on the best practices they have deployed in making their EV fleet and charging project work. This peer-to-peer session will be guided by fleets for fleets on the challenges encountered through, tips to navigate in, and innovative solutions utilized to enhance your electric transition.

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ride & Drive 

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  • Full Conference
  • Expo Hall Only
  • ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Autonomous Technologies
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Goods Movement
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle
  • Transport Refrigeration

Take a ride in the latest advanced clean commercial vehicles spanning all weight classes and applications.

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9:30 am - 10:15 am

Mainstage: Keynote: Fleet Electrification in the Real World

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  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Goods Movement
  • Industry Investment

9:30 am - 9:45 am: Welcome Remarks

9:45 am - 10:15 am: Keynote: Fleet Electrification in the Real World

Kicking off the morning, attendees will get exclusive access to a keynote from the CEO of a leading fleet on the realities of fleet electrification. This leader will illustrate the challenges that Ryder has overcome and immense opportunity in this space as it develops.
• Understand the journey that this leading fleet as embarked on as they deploy EVs.

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Expo Hall

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  • Full Conference
  • Expo Hall Only
  • ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Autonomous Technologies
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Goods Movement
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport Refrigeration

Connect with 350+ suppliers showcasing the most advanced vehicle technologies and clean fuels available in the marketplace today. Media events take place throughout the Expo Hall, featuring new product and vehicles debuts, major transportation project updates, and game-changing partnership announcements.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Expo Hall Open

11:45 am - 5:00 pm: Media Events

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10:15 am - 11:30 am

Mainstage: Energy Transition Executive Roundtable: Navigating the New Fuel Frontier

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  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Goods Movement
  • Industry Investment
  • Infrastructure

The energy transition is fundamentally reshaping the transportation fueling sector, with ever-growing regulations further accelerating this conversion. Hear from leading executives from the fuel and infrastructure sector on how they are leading their teams to navigate this transition, where the nearest-term opportunities lie, what are the biggest near-term challenges, and how they are positioning their companies to help find solutions to some of the industry’s most pressing impediments to scaling zero emission commercial vehicles.
• Hear directly what fueling and power sector executive leaders are doing to adapt to customer preferences with inventive service models and new technologies.
• Observe how regulations and incentives impact the conventional supply chain to develop strategies that will meet future fueling needs.
• Dive into the partnership structures that enabled these leading companies to implement their vision and gain insight to create your own partnerships for scalable EV deployments.

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2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Breakout Session: Achieving School Bus Fleet Electrification

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  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Regulation

Over the past year, school districts across North America have been electrifying at significant rates. Join this session to hear from a geographically diverse mixture of fleets with varied deployment experience discuss how their electrification journey started, how it is going to-date, and what they are most excited about for the future.
• Find out from the schools directly on what motivated their transition to zero emission and the steps (and missteps!) they took to get there.
• Learn if there are different technology or financial solutions available depending upon the geographic location of a school district and how schools across the country are trying to scale their electrification.
• Understand how far we’ve come in school bus electrification and where we still need to go to enable an equitable deployment of electric school buses.

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2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Breakout Session: Microgrids to Support Fleet Deployments

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  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Infrastructure
  • Utility

Find out why more and more fleets are turning to supplemental power to support their ever-evolving electrification needs as they scale their operations.
• Hear direct fleet case studies on their electrification planning and deployment and what led to the use of microgrid technologies to supplement or even replace their grid support.
• Learn about the various types of microgrid technologies and where and how they can be combined to create the most cost-effective and reliable electrification experience.
• Find out how deployed systems are working in the field and whether their investments have seen a return to the fleet operator.

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2:00 pm - 4:45 pm

EV Charging Event

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  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Industry Investment
  • Infrastructure

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm: EV Charging Event Part 1a: Light and Medium Duty Fleet Case Studies

We are starting to see real scale in light and medium duty electrification, and this session will feature industry and fleet leaders who have had a pivotal role in scaling their charging operations for small to mid weight vehicles.
• Learn from the fleets directly on where they started their charging infrastructure and where they are at today: is it multi-site, is it a single depot, and/or are they utilizing public charging? How did they begin their infrastructure journey, and what would they do differently if they started today?
• Hear directly about what it all cost, how the fleets were able to pay for it and any cost mitigation strategies that have been deployed in the development of charging infrastructure as well as throughout the fleet’s operation.
• Gain a nuanced understanding of the pivotal role federal and state incentives play in supporting fleets and fuel providers, facilitating the widespread deployment of charging infrastructure.

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm: EV Charging Event Part 1b: Journey to Vehicle to Everything (V2X, V2G, V2H, V2I) 

This session will provide the latest technology, regulatory, and implementation updates on connecting vehicles “beyond” the charger.  Attendees will gain a glimpse into the realities of implementing these projects and what they need to know before foraying into the world of V2X. 
• Learn about the advancements to technologies that make initiatives like vehicle-to-grid possible for fleets and where they have been deployed. 
• Find out about the fleets who have deployed bidirectional charging initiatives, how they started, and what their results have been. 
• Discuss the latest regulatory frameworks on enabling V2X in your fleet projects and the steps you need to take to move your project forward. 

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm: EV Charging Event Part 2a: The EV Charging Depot Ecosystem

If there is one thing we have learned in electrification for fleets it is that one size never fits all. Hear directly from the industry leaders who have pioneered fleet alternatives to charging infrastructure.
• Hear about the diverse business models that exist for fleet refueling and how and where they fit into a fleet’s charging needs.
• Discover the potential of high power and megawatt charging and dig into a timeline for the implementation and availability of it by EV depot developers.
• Learn about where fueling infrastructure networks are getting deployed today, in the future, and what is shaping their siting and development plans.

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm: EV Charging Event Part 2b: Next Generation Advancements in Fleet Charging Infrastructure 

This session will provide a look into the newest and most innovative approaches, software solutions, and hardware technologies available to advance your fleet’s charging deployments. 
• Discover the solutions available for charging at home in your fleet’s deployment project. 
• Learn where and how wireless solutions can be used in your fleet’s charging plans and how this technology can be deployed most effectively. 
• Hear about telematics integrations happening for charging deployments that can enhance fleet refueling and planning. 
• Understand what can be done to “secure” your charging through the latest cybersecurity software, technology, and process improvements. 
• Find out how smarter charging solutions can minimize your infrastructure investment and maximize your return. 

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2:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Ultra Clean Vehicle Summit

Registration Access

  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Keynote:  Honda’s Decarbonized Future

In this keynote session, hear from one of the world’s largest light duty vehicle manufacturers on their journey with fuel cell technology and how that technology is being leveraged to accelerate fuel cell adoption in the commercial vehicle market. 

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm: Vehicle Innovation

In this session, hear from industry leaders as they discuss transformative innovations in vehicle technology for fleet applications.
• Hear firsthand about the cutting edge technological developments that are poised to transform fleet electrification and when they will be made available for purchase and deployment.
• Learn about the new and innovative partnerships that are forming between and among suppliers and fueling infrastructure providers to provide an improved set of services for fleets in their zero emission journey.
• Discover the solutions being deployed in connected tech, automation, and efficiency that fleets will be able to leverage in electrification to increase safety, comfort, and driver retention and reduce operation cost.

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm: Zero Emissions, Maximum Performance, Delivering Zero Emissions Heavy-Duty Vehicles for Fleets

Hear first-hand from top executives from OEMs as they discuss upcoming innovations and commercialization for their zero emissions vehicle portfolio.
• Explore what these OEMs have learned from their fleet deployments – and how they plan to integrate those vital learnings into the next generation of vehicles.
• Learn how these vehicle manufacturers are scaling up their production and distribution to meet the growing demand for zero emissions vehicles.
• Explore the ways that these OEMs are collaborating with fuel and infrastructure providers to build a robust and reliable network for their vehicles.

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2:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Utility Workshop

Registration Access

  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Infrastructure
  • Utility

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm: Finding Innovative Solutions to Power Constraints

Getting the electrical service needed to power a large fleet of commercial EVs, and in the timeframe needed, has proven to be a challenge for many looking to aggressively move forward their zero-emission vehicle program. Such challenges, however, have often not deterred some of the most progressive fleets in the nation and they, and their infrastructure partners, have found innovative ways to power up a new fleet of commercial EVs. Join this session to hear about cutting-edge approaches fleets and utility leaders have taken to “bridge the gap” in power supply to allow progressive EV projects to move forward.
• Learn how temporary power, onsite generation, “managed” charging and other innovative solutions can be deployed to support fast-tracked charging operations.
• Hear case studies on power and timeline constraints and the creative solutions deployed to allow fleets to maintain the course with their EV deployments.
• Find out about the costs (one-time and ongoing), time, and procurement considerations for supporting grid supplemental or replacement solutions.

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm: Strengthening Supply Chains for Infrastructure

Utility and customer side infrastructure can many times run into similar supply chain challenges that have been rampant in the vehicle industry: higher demand than supply. In addition, some require ordering specialized (or custom) parts. All of this can add time to a fleet’s charger deployment. Hear from the leading suppliers, fleets, and utilities on what is being done to bridge this gap and reduce the timeline it takes to deploy EV charging infrastructure.
• Hear from industry leaders on “a state of the state” for charging hardware: what is available easily, what faces timeline constraints, and what is being done to increase production?
• Learn from utilities directly on their innovative approaches to supplier diversification and sourcing.
• Hear from fleets about the challenges they faced and how they worked directly with partners to resolve those challenges and find a way forward.

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3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Breakout Session: Government Fleets at the Cutting Edge

Registration Access

  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

Government fleets are both critical and diverse, necessitating that these zero emission vehicles that are replacing traditional vehicles can still get the job done. Join us for a session to learn the various ways in which public fleets are deploying exciting new low and zero emission vehicles in a variety of applications—from refuse to emergency services to construction.
• Learn directly from the government fleets themselves on their journey to electrification: what worked, what didn’t work, and what they are most looking forward to deploying next!
• Find out about the innovative partnerships and technologies that are unique to public fleets and how these can scale to other government fleet initiatives.
• Hear about the “how” for government fleet adoption of ZEVs: how they were able to pay for it, enroll their staff or leadership in the decision, and how can others learn from their journey?

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3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Breakout Session: Zero Emission Transit Buses: Pioneering Sustainable Urban Commuting

Registration Access

  • Full Conference

Topics

  • ESG
  • Industry Investment

The earliest fleet sector to deploy electric vehicles at scale was transit. For roughly a decade, we have seen countless transit agencies deploy EVs and fuel cell EVs into operations. Join this session to find out directly from the fleets how that transition has been going.
• Learn from the fleets as they share their journeys to transform their transit operations into zero emission: how did they start, where are they at today, and what does their future look like?
• Find out how these vehicles have been operating over time, in real world fleet conditions. Learn about total cost of ownership, real operational considerations in areas like maintenance and electric utility rates, and what staff and customer feedback has been.
• Hear about the technology solutions these fleets have deployed to assist their zero emission journey and what investments they might be making in new technologies or vehicles.

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect Reception

Registration Access

  • ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect

7:30 am - 1:30 pm

ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect

Registration Access

  • ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Autonomous Technologies
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Goods Movement
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport Refrigeration

ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect is a two-day event for North America’s leading shippers and brands and their carrier and logistics partners to discuss efforts and progress toward transportation sustainability goals. This first-of-its-kind event will assemble high-level executives from across the logistics community to learn more about investments in clean fleet operations and how those efforts can translate into compliance and the achievement of ESG targets. Shippers aiming to reduce their transportation and distribution greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by partnering with their carriers and logistics providers should attend. Fleets and freight forwarders who need to better understand their customers’ needs, benchmark against others in the industry, and learn best practices for sustainability strategies and reporting should also attend.

Fleet, fuel, infrastructure, and procurement managers that want education on the state of technology, best practices, and lessons learned on zero- and near-zero vehicles and fueling infrastructure should register for an ACT Expo full conference pass and add Shipper-Carrier Connect.

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Networking Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:45 am: Welcome Remarks

8:45 am - 9:15 am: Shippers Callout: Join Our Sustainable Logistics Transition

In this session, participants will hear from the significant and growing number of shippers that need freight partners to join them in delivering on sustainability. Carriers will develop their understanding of what shippers are looking for from their logistics providers to achieve their sustainability targets.
• Develop an understanding of the supply chain sustainability goals, reporting, and strategies that shippers have set.
• Find out ways that shippers can partner with carriers to better understand how achieve their GHG emission reduction goals.
• Explore how carriers can incorporate sustainability into their service offerings while remaining competitive on pricing.

9:15 am - 10:15 am: Planning for Sustainability and Clean Tech Adoption

Getting technology from the pilot phase to scaled commercial deployments has proven difficult, but the carriers and 3PLs that made early investments have learned valuable lessons. In this panel, participants will hear from logistics leaders who are early adopters of sustainability strategies and advanced, clean technology.
• Understand the leading voluntary ESG frameworks used by shippers and their logistics partners to ensure consistent and credible reporting.
• Dig into the importance of continuing vehicle and network efficiency investments to build on a strong foundation for lowering your emissions.
• Hear from early adopter shippers and carriers about how they went about adding advanced, clean tech that offer deeper emissions cuts to meet shipper goals despite technological and cost uncertainty.
• Learn lessons on incorporating renewable fuels, compressed and renewable natural gas, electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles your strategy.
• Discover the essential elements of sustainability strategy development, management, and communications that go into creating lasting change in operations.

10:20 am - 10:30 am: Sustainability Keynote: Shipper

This short presentation, from a leading shipper, will summarize their global emissions action plan, their strategies and goals for reducing their transportation and distribution GHG emissions, their asks of their transportation partners, and how they have engaged with their carrier partners.

10:30 am - 10:45 am: Networking Break

10:45 am - 10:55 am: Sustainability Keynote: Carrier

This short presentation, from a leading carrier, will explore how they produced their sustainability and management plan, as well as how they reported on their progress and have engaged their shipper customers.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Accounting for Sustainability Progress

This panel will provide an overview of the primary approaches used by the logistics industry for sustainability-related data collection, accounting, and verification.
• Hear from industry leaders about the primary accounting standards used by shippers including the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC), SmartWay, and Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
• Learn how to account for the relative emissions reductions, compared to gasoline and diesel, of various advanced transportation technologies and lower carbon and renewable fuels.
• Develop an understanding of ways to plan and build a program for data use in customer sustainability requests, public reporting, and internal management that reduces duplication across these standards.
• Learn how to collect key data on emissions and vehicle usage internally or from transportation partners throughout the supply chain, to verify and achieve real emissions reductions.

12:00 pm - 12:10 pm: Sustainability Keynote: 3PL

This short presentation, from a leading 3PL, will explore how they produced their sustainability and management plan, as well as how they reported on their progress and have engaged their shipper customers.

12:10 pm - 12:25 pm: Networking Break

12:25 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch Panel: Effective Partnerships and Collaboration Fireside Chat

This discussion will provide a deep dive on a sustainability project with a shipper and their freight partners.
• Explore how the sustainability-focused partnership was formed and the goals that they agreed to collaborate on achieving.
• Discover the lessons learned and best practice for overcoming challenges in the partnership, in technology adoption, and in aligning the goals of the companies.
• Develop an understanding of how a risk-sharing model was developed and used for this partnership.
• Understand the role of each party in communications, reporting, and tracking progress.
• Hear from the partners themselves about the business and environmental benefits from the partnership, with an eye towards how that partnership might expand.

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9:00 am - 12:45 pm

Innovative Tech Showcase, featuring the EV Charging Event

Registration Access

  • Full Conference

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Autonomous Technologies
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

The transportation industry is evolving faster than fleets can keep track: the innovative technology showcase brings fleets an opportunity to stay ahead of the trends. Through a series of 5-10 minute pitch style presentations, fleets will learn about the latest technology, innovation, and industry initiatives with potential to transform the industry. From sustainability reporting platforms to fleet home charging approaches to multi billion dollar funding incentives, the Innovative Tech Showcase will provide a unique opportunity for fleets to hear about the most cutting-edge solutions that can support their transportation transformation.

9:00 am - 9:30 am: NACFE Presents Run on Less

“Electric Trucks – How This Transformation is Really Going to Go.” NACFE/RMI recently completed Run on Less – Electric DEPOT where 10 fleets are operating 291 electric trucks, conducted 122 on-camera interviews, and shared detailed data on 22 trucks including the Tesla Semi. They have been analyzing the data and conducting additional research and will publish a report at ACT Expo. Come hear about the key findings from the real-world experiences and data on the trucks and the powered required for their operations.

9:30 am - 10:15 am: End-to-End: Walmart's approach to transitioning the middle and last mile fleet

Walmart’s world-class transportation network is on a journey to reach an ambitious zero emissions goal, like many other commercial fleets, all while innovating to serve customers in new ways. In this discussion, you will hear from a cross-section of leaders at Walmart representing energy, operations, and delivery about how the company is working to transform transport from end-to-end–from charging infrastructure to last-mile delivery and class 8 fleets. The conversation will focus on sharing our insights from the journey thus far, the road ahead as well as the challenges. The goal: to help attendees with key insights into moving more urgently toward a zero emissions future and ask: what types of purposeful decisions are we going to need to make together to build a future where people and the planet can thrive?

10:15 am - 10:30 am: EV Charging Event – Session Keynote: Prologis

Hear directly from one of the foremost fleet electrification experts on what it takes to deploy charging at scale and what we must, as an industry, work toward to achieve broader market adoption.

10:45 am - 11:45 am: EV Charging Event: Fleet Case Studies – Heavy Duty Vehicle Charging

This past year has seen significant charger deployments for heavy duty vehicles—find out how these fleets have been able to make these work for their operations and what their future electrification plans entail.
• Delve into a case-study style discussion on heavy duty charging with a panel of fleet leaders who have already done it—at scale!
• Learn when these fleets started, how and where they’ve built their current charging sites, and what it took to get it all done.
• Hear about the real timelines and costs these fleets incurred and what partnerships were critical along the way.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm: EV Charging Event: Explore the Codes and Standards Shaping the Industry

Charging standard developments are making headlines. Engage in a roundtable discussion with industry experts on the codes, standards, and regulations shaping the future of the EV charging landscape and what it means for your fleet vehicle and charger deployment.
• Understand the development and significance of key industry standards such as MCS, NACS, V2G, 15118, and how they are shaping the EV charging landscape.
• Find out if the vehicles and charging infrastructure are ready for these standards and how you can future-proof your investment.
• Apply newfound knowledge of the standards and trends towards your own EV charging and vehicle procurement practices.
• Hear about which standards and mandates are becoming required and what your fleet can do to stay ahead of these standards.

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10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Expo Hall

Registration Access

  • Full Conference
  • Expo Hall Only
  • ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect

Topics

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Autonomous Technologies
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Goods Movement
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport Refrigeration

Connect with 350+ suppliers showcasing the most advanced vehicle technologies and clean fuels available in the marketplace today.

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