Heavy-duty innovation: Energy, automation & tech in the trucking sector

2017.11.09
Washington, DC

Heavy-duty innovation: Energy, automation & tech in the trucking sector

Summary:

 A panel discussion on how the trucking industry is changing, and the regulatory measures that should be taken to enable a safer and more efficient trucking future.

Staff contact(s):

Staff Contact(s): 

Drew Kodjak

2017.11.09

12:15pm to 2:00pm

America/New York (-05:00 GMT)
Washington, DC
The Loft, 600 F Street NW, 3rd Floor

Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) invites you to join us for the release for our trucking industry trend report, "Heavy-Duty Innovation: Energy, automation, and technology in the trucking sector."

The trucking sector is a backbone of the American economy. 70 percent of the nation’s freight, representing more than $725 billion in annual revenue, are moved by the trucking industry. Freight levels are forecast to grow more than 40 percent by 2045, and energy and oil use are set to rise by 20 percent in the next 25 years.

New technologies offer an opportunity to dramatically improve the safety and efficiency of the trucking sector. Connectivity and platooning, advanced driver assistance systems, and design modifications are already creating opportunities to save lives and fuel while reducing costs, but regulatory changes are necessary to enable the industry and American economy to benefit.

Please join ICCT, SAFE and a number of industry experts for a panel discussion on how the trucking industry is changing, and the regulatory measures that should be taken to enable a safer and more efficient trucking future.

Introductory Comments

Robbie Diamond, President and CEO, SAFE

Jeff Gerlach, Senior Policy Analyst, SAFE

Panel Discussion

Randy Mullett, Senior Advisor, Heavy-Duty Vehicles, SAFE (Moderator)

Drew Kodjak, Executive Director, International Council on Clean Transportation​ (ICCT)

Mike Cammisa, Vice President for Safety Policy, Connectivity & Technology, American Trucking Associations (ATA)