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We're Looking Forward to Seeing You at the
Ninth Annual AltWheels Fleet Day
—  Monday,  October 20th, 2014  —
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood MA

  • Registration • Sponsors • Agenda • Vehicles • Directions  

AltWheels Fleet Day is the largest meeting of corporate and municipal Fleet Managers on the East Coast. Come see and hear the latest in fleet transportation technologies, alternative fuels and fleet management practices.

The day consists of panels, exhibits, and vehicles offering a showcase of alternative transportation solutions — from concept vehicles, to vehicles that are available and affordable today. This year's Fleet Day will be hosted at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel and conference center on Route 1 in Norwood, MA in their state-of-the-art conference space with a large outdoor vehicle display.

WHY SPONSOR ALTWHEELS FLEET DAY: Sponsorship is a way to get in on the ground floor of growing regional and local support for sustainable technologies. Past Fleet Days have featured more than 300 participants including Fleet Managers from leading companies such as: Bose, Coca- Cola, Fidelity, GE, EMC, Federal Express, Gillette, Green Mountain Power, GTECH, Invensys, Johnson & Johnson, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Millipore, National Grid, New England Gas, NSTAR, Otis, Staples, Textron, Tyco, Wright Express, among others.

     ... Agenda at a Glance...
Plenary Sessions
⇒ A Decade of AltWheels
⇒ Emerging Technologies Panel
⇒ Innovative Fleet Mgt. Panel
⇒ Alternative Fuels Panel
⇒ Vehicle Ride and Drives
Breakout Sessions
⇒ Propane as an Autogas
⇒ Electric Vehicles 101
⇒ Hydrogen Technologies
⇒ Natual Gas - CNG & LNG
⇒ Hybrid Technologies
⇒ More Ride and Drives!

Fleet Day participants also include Fleet Managers from more than 30 cities and towns including towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island, as well as leading agencies from these states - Mass Dept of Energy Resources, Mass Highway, Massport, Mass State Police among others.

Fleet Day also attracts University Fleet Managers, Hospital Fleet Managers and Federal Fleet Managers. This is a year when Fleet Managers are looking for solutions to volatile fuel prices. Come join us and be part of the solution.

Sponsorship Benefits: Sponsorship levels offer marketing benefits and exhibit benefits at Fleet Day. Sponsors are included in the general AltWheels marketing campaign which targets Fleet Managers across the Northeast. AltWheels sponsorship also includes a chance to provide vehicles for ride and drives and featured placement in the event publication. Fleet Day includes outdoor ride and drive space and indoor exhibit booth area with opportunities to showcase your products and services to the Fleet Managers in attendance.

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⇒  Register for AltWheels Fleet Day      (Online or by Mail)

         Cost of attending AltWheels Fleet Day is only $50 per person,
             which includes all sessions, breakfast, breaks and lunch.

 
 
 
Premier:     AVSG LP
Hino Trucks
Massachusetts Clean Cities Coalition
Propane Education & Research Council


Gold:     Dennis K. Burke
Ford Motor Co.
Frito Lay
National Fleet Hybrids


Silver:     Roush
Tri State Truck Center


Bronze:     Cusson Automotive
General Motors
Nitco
XL Hybrids

Green:     eNow Energy
Fuel Oil News
Northeast Gas Association
Paraco Gas
Staples
Toyota

        Please consider being a 2014 Fleet Day Sponsor — Sponsor Prospectus

 
Co-Hosts:    
• Boston GreenFest
• Clean Cities - CT—Capitol Cities Clean Cities
• Clean Cities - CT—Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition
• Clean Cities - CT—Norwich Clean Cities
• Clean Cities - MA—MA Clean Cities Coalition
• Clean Cities - ME—Clean Communities
• Clean Cities - NH—Granite State Clean Cities
• Clean Cities - NY—Greater Long Island
• Clean Cities - RI—Ocean State Clean Cities Coalition
• Environmental League of Massachusetts
• Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association
• NAFA—New England Chapter
• NESCAUM


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⇒  2013 AltWheels Fleet Day Agenda (2014 Agenda Forthcoming)

8:00   Breakfast, Registration and Exhibits
 
8:30   Welcome —  Mark Sylvia, Commissioner of the Mass. Dept. of Energy Resources
    
8:45   Ten Years of AltWheels — Alison Sander, Founder, AltWheels  
    
9:00   Emerging Technologies
     Hear the latest plans from OEMs — What are they working on to save fuel?
        •  Jon Coleman — Ford Motor Co.
        •  Jay Ferraro — General Motors
        •  Don Masley — John Deere
        •  Stephen Connors — MIT Energy Initiative (moderator)
        •  Barry Carr — Landi Renzo USA (co-moderator)
 
10:00   Innovations Beyond Fleet Management
        •  Paula Bishop — Espar Idle ⇒ Reduction Products
        •  Charlotte Messervy — ZipCar ⇒ Car Sharing
        •  Chris Chase — United Soybean Board ⇒ Green your fleet, green your shop
        •  Alex Epstein — USDOT Volpe Center ⇒ Aerodynamics
        •  Linda Benevides — Mass. Exec. Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (moderator)
 

 
11:00   Break — including Ride and Drives
 
11:30   Alternative Fuels
     Why Use Them?   It has been ten years, have we made progress?
        •  Proton Onsite ⇒ Hydrogen
        •  Derek Whaley — ROUSH Clean Tech ⇒ Autogas
        •  Bob Morten — Newport Biodiesel ⇒ Biodiesel
        •  Mark Pszeniczny — Dennis K. Burke ⇒ Ethanol
        •  Stephen Russell — Mass. Clean Cities Coalition (moderator)
 

 
12:30   Lunch including Exhibits and Ride and Drive Opportunities
    
1:15   Breakout Sessions  — Most Sessions repeat at 2:15p
    
     Natural Gas - CNG and LNG — Sponsored by Tri State Truck Center, Shrewsbury MA
             [ Tiffany Ballroom A ]
       Find out the latest in CNG and LNG technology and CNG refueling infrastructure.
       Also LNG technology is providing the long haulers with a clean alternative fuel.

        •  Mark Slover — Clean Energy
        •  Barry Carr — Landi Renzo
        •  Mike Manning — AVSG
        •  Bob Natkin — American Power Group
        •  Peter Polubiatko — Norwich Clean Cities (moderator)
 

     Electric Vehicles 101
             [ Tiffany Ballroom B ]
       Learn about electric vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
       and find out what EVs can bring to your fleet.

        •  Scott Miller — ChargePoint America
        •  Kathleen Rosen — Voltrek
        •  Wendy Lucht — Ocean State Clean Cities (moderator)
 

     Propane as an Autogas
             [ Lenox Room ]
       Learn the latest about propane propulsion, including inexpensive aftermarket
       technologies available for your fleet now!

        •  Mark Laverdure — American Alternative Fuel
        •  Jim Proulx — Proulx Propane and AutoGas
        •  Chris Ransom — AmeriGas AutoGas
        •  Mike Hogan — Knight's Limousine Airport Service
        •  Dolores Rebolledo — Granite State Clean Cities (moderator)
 

     Hydrogen Technologies
             [ Essex Room ]  — 1:15p Only
       Learn from DOE the latest plans for zero emission vehicles to emerge
       as a technology for your fleet.

        •  Pete Devlin — U.S. Dept. of Energy
        •  Gus Block — Nuvera Fuel Cells
        •  Greg Moreland — U.S. Dept. of Energy
        •  Charlie Meyers — Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition (moderator)
 
2:15   Breakout Sessions
    
     Natural Gas - CNG and LNG — Sponsored by Tri State Truck Center, Shrewsbury MA
             [ Tiffany Ballroom A ]
       Find out the latest in CNG and LNG technology and CNG refueling infrastructure.
       Also LNG technology is providing the long haulers with a clean alternative fuel.

        •  Mark Slover — Clean Energy
        •  Barry Carr — Landi Renzo
        •  Mike Manning — AVSG
        •  Bob Natkin — American Power Group
        •  Peter Polubiatko — Norwich Clean Cities (moderator)
 

     Electric Vehicles 101
             [ Tiffany Ballroom B ]
       Learn about electric vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
       and find out what EVs can bring to your fleet.

        •  Scott Miller — ChargePoint America
        •  Kathleen Rosen — Voltrek
        •  Wendy Lucht — Ocean State Clean Cities (moderator)
 

     Propane as an Autogas
             [ Lenox Room ]
       Learn the latest about propane propulsion, including inexpensive aftermarket
       technologies available for your fleet now!

        •  Mark Laverdure — American Alternative Fuel
        •  Jim Proulx — Proulx Propane and AutoGas
        •  Chris Ransom — AmeriGas AutoGas
        •  Mike Hogan — Knight's Limousine Airport Service
        •  Dolores Rebolledo — Granite State Clean Cities (moderator)
 

     Hybrid Technologies
             [ Essex Room ]  — 2:15p Only
       Electric hybrid, Plug-in electric hybrid, Hydraulic hybrid, are all available in the market
       today to provide a reasonably cost addition for up to 25-35% fuel savings.

        •  Randi Bryan — Plug-in Hybrid Conversions
        •  Craig Nelsen — National Fleet Hybrids
        •  Justin Ashton — XL Hybrids
        •  Steve Linnell — Maine Clean Communities (moderator)
 
3:15   FINAL Ride and Drive Opportunities

 
4:00   Adjourn — Unless you're having too much fun.
 
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⇒  2013 AltWheels Ride and Drive & Display Vehicles (2014 List Forthcoming)


Natural Gas Vehicles:
•  CNG-powered Honda Civic GXs ( Three - AVSG (2), Manchester Honda (1) )
•  CNG Bi-Fuel Chevy Silverado ( General Motors )
•  CNG Ford F-150 ( Ford )
•  CNG Ford E-250 Cargo Van with Landi Renzo CNG Fuel System ( Landi Renzo )
•  Freightliner 114SD Heavy Haul Truck with Factory Installed LNG or CNG ( Tri State Truck Center )
•  Peterbilt 12l-350hp Automatic Transmission Tractor
AND 11,200 gal LNG Applied Cryo Technologies (ACT) Tanker ( Gulf )

•  Massport's 40' CNG Bus ( Massport )
 
Propane as an AutoGas:
•  2008 Ford F-150 Propane Pick-up ( AmeriGas )
•  2013 Ford F-250 AutoGas Pick-up ( AmeriGas )
•  Ford Roush F-250 Propane Pickup ( Propane Education and Research Council )
•  Bi-fuel Ford E-250 capable of operating on gasoline or propane ( Devaney Energy )
 
Electric:
•  Ford C-Max Energi ( Ford )
•  Smart 100% Electric Drive ( Smart Center of Lynnfield )
•  24' Smith Newton Electric Box truck, powered by 100% electricity ( Frito Lay )
 
Hybrid Conversions:
•  Ford E-350 Elkhart Coach Shuttle Bus with Lightning Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid System,
( National Fleet Hybrids )

•  Chevy Express 2500 Cargo Van with XL Hybrids Electric Powertrain ( XL Hybrids & Leggett & Platt )
•  Hybrid-Powered Sewer Line Inspection Truck (Society of Automotive Engineers )
 
Fuel Economy/Effiency/Biofuels:
•  2014 Chevrolet Silverado ( General Motors )
•  Ford Hybrid Fusion ( Ford )
•  Ford C-Max Hybrid ( Stoneham Ford )
•  GMC 3500 Savana Cut away with 17' Box and Solar Power Systems installed ( eNow )
•  Newport Biodiesel Van ( Peterson Oil )
 
Fuel Cell/Hydrogen:
•  Toyota Advanced Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle ( Nuvera Fuel Cells )
 
STEAM!:
•  Stanley Steamer—Model 735M (circa 1922)
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⇒  Fleet Day Venue — Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood Mass

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