Work Truck Week 2022 (WTW22) is right around the corner and the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has put together dynamic programming perfect for all attendee types. In addition to the various concurrent educational sessions, several stakeholders will be hosting side meetings throughout the week. Transportation Energy Partners (TEP), along with several Clean Cities Coalitions and clean transportation industry leaders, will be hosting the Helping Fleets Transition to Cleaner Fuels & Vehicles meeting.

The side meeting will be held on March 9th from 2:30p-4:00p in Room 205 of the Indiana Convention Center. The meeting’s agenda will include a presentation and discussion with Clean Cities Coalitions and industry leaders about several topics including federal incentives available to support fleets’ transition to cleaner fuels and vehicles as well as fleet analysis, demo vehicles, and other technical assistance available to public and private fleets. The meeting will also cover Drive Clean Rural USA, a DOE-funded project TEP is leading with eight Clean Cities Coalitions (including Clean Fuels Ohio) and industry partners to break down barriers and help rural communities benefit from clean fuels and vehicles.

Ohio is one of the eight states participating in the Drive Clean Rural USA project along with Washington, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin, Indiana, Alabama, and Virginia. Clean Fuels Ohio will engage with rural communities across the state to not only provide free technical assistance and demo vehicles, but also assistance in developing a clean fuel transition plan, and outreach and technical help to identify economic development opportunities unique to rural communities promoting business and job growth. The project team will develop and disseminate a Project Playbook with keys to success and a step-by-step plan to project states, county leaders, rural communities, and fleet managers across the country.

To RSVP for the side meeting at WTW22, reach out to Jacob Burman, TEP’s Deputy Director, at jacob@transportationenergypartners.org. This meeting is geared toward fleet managers, clean transportation vehicle, infrastructure, and other solution providers, local government officials, and non-profit organizations looking to make connections and learn about the support options available to help public and private fleets transition to cleaner fuels and vehicles.

If you have yet to register for WTW22, use code promo code CFO22 at check out for a free trade show badge, admittance to the exhibitor floor, and Ride & Drive access. If you’d like to learn more about the Drive Clean Rural USA project and how Clean Fuels Ohio is participating, reach out to Jenna Ellingson, Project Manager, at jenna@cleanfuelsohio.org.

 

2/24/2022