Media Advisory: Fuel-Saving Big Rigs, Mean Green Work Trucks Rolling into Baltimore

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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MEDIA ADVISORY: May 17, 2011
Contact: CALSTART -- MK Campbell, 626/744-5602, mkcampbell@calstart.org

FUEL-SAVING BIG RIGS, MEAN GREEN WORK TRUCKS ROLLING INTO BALTIMORE


Save Oct. 10-13 for “clean” truck and bus Ride & Drive
Experts to discuss fuel and money-saving fleet strategies
Early-bird registration now open for world’s largest hybrid and electric truck and bus event

PASADENA, Calif. – The nation’s advanced-trucking eyes will focus on Baltimore, Md., this October when the city hosts the 11th annual Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference, CALSTART announced today. The HTUF conference takes place October 10-13, 2011, at the Baltimore Convention Center and focuses on expanding commercial and military fleet knowledge about the leading-edge of clean, fuel-saving trucks and buses now built in the United States. Registration for the event is now open at htuf2011.org.

Annually, the conferences draw hundreds of attendees representing fleets, truck makers, technology leaders and military and government officials. Attendees are able to kick the tires of the world’s most advanced medium- and heavy-duty vehicles available today, take an active role in growing clean tech jobs, and reduce petroleum consumption in the United States. 

HTUF is the nation’s leading program driving production and use of medium- and heavy-duty hybrid and high-efficiency trucks and buses. It was founded by CALSTART and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center’s National Automotive Center and is operated by CALSTART under contract to the U.S. Army. 

MEDIA RIDE-AND-DRIVE
Have you ever driven a hybrid or electric vehicle? 

Or a heavy-duty truck? 

How about both at once?

If you can imagine a hybrid car on steroids, you’ll have a glimpse of the vehicles you’ll see and drive at HTUF. The convoy and ride and drive on the conference’s last day, October 13, provide dynamic visuals for media. This year’s event also features a special focus on fleets that use clean trucks, American leadership in this sector, and ways to overcome barriers to wider commercialization of energy-efficient, fuel-saving truck and bus technologies. Attending media will also hear how these “kings of clean” commercial vehicles can also save the lives of our military by cutting fuel use, reducing convoys and taking soldiers out of harm’s way.

Editor’s Note: The large collection of high-tech big-rigs provides compelling photo and video opportunities, including: 
Electric, hybrid and advanced military and commercial vehicles
Refuse trucks 
Class 8 tractors 
Delivery trucks
Shuttle buses
Telecommunications
Utility trucks and more

Media registration is complimentary. Private interviews with experts from CALSTART, the Army, major corporations, and government representatives are available. Media from business, transportation, environment, policy and technology beats are encouraged to attend. Media, please visit htuf2011.org to register, or call MK Campbell at 626/744-5602.

About CALSTART
HTUF is one of several national programs operated by CALSTART, North America’s leading clean transportation technologies and solutions consortium. CALSTART is the only organization working nationally to foster the rapid growth of the entire clean transportation technology industry. CALSTART serves as a catalyst for the comprehensive clean transportation industry as a way to create more jobs, clean the air, make the country more secure, and reduce the threat of global warming. CALSTART manages leading-edge technology programs while providing value-added services to its 130 member companies and consulting clients. For more information visit: www.calstart.org