ACT Expo Announces CEO of Daimler Trucks North America as 2019 Keynote

Early bird registration is now open for the 2019 ACT Expo that will feature all leading vehicle OEMs spanning weight classes, applications and fuel types

November 7, 2018 | Santa Monica, CA — Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s leading conference and expo on real-world applications of the latest advanced transportation technologies, today announced Roger Nielsen, President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, as the keynote speaker at the ninth annual show taking place April 23 – 26 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California. Nielsen will share how Daimler is setting its sights on the future, leading the development of zero-emission electric trucks and drivetrains, and ultra-low-emissions natural gas trucks.

“Daimler Trucks North America CEO, Roger Nielsen is an industry visionary who is pushing the boundaries as Daimler Trucks makes incredible strides in developing electric trucks, advanced safety technologies, automation, connectivity and other projects for the medium- and heavy-duty trucking market,” said Erik Neandross, CEO at GNA, the producers of ACT Expo. “DTNA is known for pushing the envelope when it comes to performance and efficiency, aligning with ACT Expo’s mission to provide a one-stop-shop for the transportation industry to come together to drive momentum for cutting-edge technologies and to hear from industry and government stakeholders about where the market is going.”

DTNA is returning to ACT Expo as presenting sponsor for their ninth straight year and continues to increase their support and presence at the show. They are expected to showcase a line-up of Daimler’s advanced clean vehicles at the 2019 event.

With OEMs front and center, ACT Expo will give attendees direct access to a wide array of vehicles spanning all weight classes, applications and fuel types. The expo will showcase every advanced technology and alternative fuels, including electric, hydrogen fuel cell, propane autogas, and natural gas vehicles, along with autonomous and connected technologies.

Heavy-duty OEMs confirmed for the 2019 ACT Expo include, Daimler Trucks North America, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Volvo, Mack Trucks, International, Navistar, Nikola Motor Company, and others. In addition, the show floor will feature medium- and light-duty OEMs, such as Mitsubishi Fuso, Hino Trucks, BYD, GreenPower Bus, Kalmar, Toyota, Honda, General Motors and many others.

The ACT Expo agenda will focus on the mega trends driving the future of the industry, including connected technologies, efficiency, electrification, alternative fuels, sustainability, and more.

Additional speakers, sponsors, and partnerships will be announced in the coming months. Early bird registration opened today. For more information, visit