The National Truck Equipment Assn. (NTEA) announced that Clarence H. “Bud” Albright Jr., Under Secretary of the Dept. of Energy (DOE), will present the keynote address at the hybrid truck & alternative fuels summit at the Work Truck Show 2008 and 44th Annual NTEA Convention on Feb. 25, 2008.

The NTEA Convention and educational sessions will begin on Feb. 25, while the Work Truck Show will run from the 26th to the 28th. The events will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. “Although it is part of The Work Truck Show and Annual NTEA Convention, the Summit has grown into a major industry event,” said Jim Carney, NTEA executive director. “We are bringing together many of the leaders in the industry to provide attendees with the latest information about how they can harness new technology for their customers and in their fleets. From the policymaker's perspective offered by Under Secretary Albright, through real-world examples and product-specific breakout sessions led by equipment manufacturers, this is a must-attend event for anyone interested in reducing fuel costs, meeting emissions regulations and ‘greening' their fleets.”

Other presentations during the six general sessions include “Future of Hybrid & Alternative Fuel Work Trucks” by Daniel Kratz, truck operations manager for GE Capital Solutions; “Implications for Biodiesel Expansion” by Dr. Richard Nelson, Kansas State University professor and representative of the National Biodiesel Board; “Overview of Hybrid Truck Upfitter Integration Issues” by Greg Loew, market manager of hybrid vehicles for Altec Industries; “Public and Private Sector Incentives for Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Truck Development” by Rachel Beckhardt, project analyst-corporate partnerships for Environmental Defense.