Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President Jason Skoog is slated to deliver the keynote address for ACT Expo 2021, taking the stage Tuesday, August 31, at 11:20 a.m. As the leader of one of the largest commercial truck manufacturers in North America, Skoog will share the company’s perspective on zero and near-zero emission commercial vehicle technology and the quest for improved fleet sustainability.
With Peterbilt’s range of near-zero emission natural gas truck platforms and zero-emission technologies currently available, Skoog will offer details on these innovative zero-emission offerings. The OEM’s battery-electric Model 220EV and the new medium-duty natural gas Model 536 will be available for attendees to view on the ACT Expo show floor.
“Peterbilt is leading the charge when it comes to zero-emission battery electric vehicles, with a trio of truck models out in the field accruing real world miles. Peterbilt is ready to take this accumulated experience and drive even more zero-emission technologies moving forward,” said Skoog. “We are excited to see our last-mile delivery, regional haul, drayage fleets and refuse customers taking their first steps to help create a sustainable, zero-emission path for the future.”
Not limited to just clean propulsion technology, Skoog will also address the accelerating move into connected and autonomous vehicles. The OEM’s SmartLINQ connected truck technology monitors both engine and emissions systems, while its partnerships with leading solution providers keeps its customers linked to the health of their entire fleet.
“Peterbilt has spent more than 80 years giving its customers state-of-the-art vehicles,” said Erik Neandross, CEO at Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), the producers of ACT Expo. “We can’t wait to hear how the company will face the next evolution of truck technology as they continue to provide products that will meet or exceed their customer’s economic and environmental sustainability goals.”
The four-day, fleet-focused ACT Expo agenda will spotlight the incredible momentum taking place across the advanced transportation and clean energy sector. Through dynamic keynotes, breakout sessions, and workshops, attendees will gain unmatched insight into the market influences driving fleets to invest in advanced clean transportation solutions, including:
- the growing availability of low- and zero-emission vehicles
- increased availability and consumption of renewable fuels
- financial incentives and initiatives to rapidly expand clean fueling and charging infrastructure
- increasing corporate sustainability commitments
ACT Expo attendees will also have direct access to a wide array of vehicles spanning all weight classes, applications, and fuel types, including battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell, propane, and natural gas vehicles, along with autonomous and connected technologies. The expo floor features more than 250 sponsors and exhibitors, filling the entire Long Beach Convention Center with today’s latest innovations for sustainable fleet transpiration.