Calstart is gearing up for its 2009 Hybrid Truck Users Forum, which will be held on Oct. 27-29 in Atlanta.

The HTUF national conference brings together truck manufacturers, suppliers and fleets focused on producing and using medium- and heavy-duty hybrid-electric, hybrid-hydraulic, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles for commercial and military use.

The event features the Clean Truck "Convoy," a showcase of many of the latest hybrid vehicles in downtown Atlanta. This portion will begin at 11 a.m. on Oct. 27, in front of Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power's headquarters, and wind up at the Georgia World Congress Center, site of HTUF. The forum will be primarily hosted by Southern Company, the Atlanta-based energy company.

"We are excited that HTUF is being held this year in our home town, and we look forward to showcase to the world the current benefits and future potential of these vehicles," said Tom Fanning, Southern Company chief operating officer.

The forum will also include a "Ride and Drive" event, during which 30 medium- and heavy-duty hybrid and high-efficiency vehicles will be available to be demonstrated by HTUF attendees and media.

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