Green Operations

Green Truck Association Forms Technology Councils

March 26, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI  The Green Truck Association (GTA) announced the formation of three technology councils to better represent specific segments within the green truck industry. Technology Councils operate under the GTA umbrella. GTA is an affiliate division of the NTEA, the association for the work truck industry.

GTA Technology Councils and their purposes:

  • Sustainable Integration Technology Council – advances the integration of, and resolves the technical communications for, upfitters of green technologies within the work truck industry.
  • Lightweight Materials Technology Council – brings together work truck professionals, technical experts and government representatives as a means to compile information about the development and usage of lightweight materials in the manufacture, specification, and operation of truck equipment and related accessories for fuel efficiency; vehicle “rightsizing”; carbon reduction; operational longevity; recycling; general mass-compounding; and increased payload.
  • Vehicle Electrification Technology Council (VETC) – explores potential efficiency and performance benefits of vehicle electrification, and provides a mechanism for identifying and promoting useful electrification technologies within the work truck market. To help facilitate increased adoption of work truck electrification technologies, the VETC facilitates education; works to remove road blocks; and resolves identified issues.

The Green Truck Association was established in 2010 in recognition of the growing interest and demand for green products within the work truck industry. The GTA is designed to help fleets, manufacturers, upfitters, government agencies and other industry stakeholders stay up-to-date with relevant regulatory and industry developments, while also helping to expand and improve the market for green truck applications.

To learn more about GTA Technology Council initiatives as well as opportunities for involvement, call the GTA at 1-800-441-6832 or e-mail [email protected].


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