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HDTX to Feature Interactive Fuel Efficiency Roundtables

April 17, 2017

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Photo: NACFE
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Participants in next month’s Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange event will participate in a special interactive roundtable discussion about fuel economy technologies, facilitated by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and HDT editors.

A handful of fleet spots are still available for the event, an all-inclusive, expense-paid networking retreat to be held May 8-10 at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.

NACFE is dedicated to doubling the efficiency of North American goods movement. It has produced 15 “confidence reports” exploring various fuel-saving technologies, including 6x2 axles, tire pressure systems, idle reduction, downspeeding, tractor and trailer aerodynamics, platooning and more.

At HDTX, NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth will summarize the findings of many of those reports, and attendees will have an opportunity to discuss those findings and their own experiences and insights on those topics.

Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange is a new networking event that will bring together a select group of fleet executives -- including HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators – and top industry suppliers.

Hosted by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, the event will give fleets and suppliers an intimate environment to engage in discussions on topics that affect not only their business but also the entire industry.

In addition to one-on-one meetings and networking activities, HDTX attendees will enjoy the awards presentation for HDT's 2017 Truck Fleet Innovators, as well as an Innovators panel discussion moderated by HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge. A keynote address by inspirational speaker Tim Richardson will help attendees learn how to deal with roadblocks to innovative thinking.

HDTX is a hosted buyer event, a concept imported from the European business market more than a decade ago. It features an informal setting in which qualified buyers, or those with the decision-making responsibilities, are paired with companies attuned to their specific industry. The idea is to open doors to business relationships that fleets and suppliers will continue to draw upon year after year.

HDT sister magazine Work Truck has already successfully applied this formula to last year’s Work Truck eXchange.

Qualified truck fleet managers with at least 75 Class 8 trucks may qualify to attend on a hosted all-expense-paid basis. Truck fleet managers can apply to participate in HDTX by clicking here.

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