June 26, 2012
ATA will host what it says is the first-ever national summit on the growing use of natural gas as a fuel for moving freight across the country. The event will take place Nov. 28-30 just outside Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va. The agenda is still being finalized but will be released soon.This executive level summit will kick off with an opening reception on Wednesday, Nov. 28, followed by a full day of panels and speakers. On Nov. 30, panels will be held until mid-afternoon, ATA says.Registration will open for ATA members on July 2, and approximately four weeks later for nonmembers. The event will cost $199 for ATA members and $499 for nonmembers. "While there has been a great deal of good work done on the subject of natural gas and trucking, I feel that no one has put the whole picture - from suppliers and manufacturers to distributors and users - together, and we intend to do that," says Bill Graves, ATA president.Natural gas has been gathering increasing momentum as the chief alternative fuel to diesel in recent months, as proponents expand production and distribution around the country and U.S. natural gas prices sit at near-record lows.For more information about the event, visit ATA's website.