The volatility of diesel prices, desire to lessen our dependence on foreign oil and pressure to improve the environmental footprint have made natural gas an increasingly desirable alternative to diesel fuel for the trucking industry. Intense interest in this topic will make the kick off panel discussion at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference – CNG/LNG: Fueling the Future.
The panel will delve into the equipment issues, infrastructure needs and real-world fleet experiences surrounding natural gas technology and will feature:
The panel is scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. Other conference highlights include:
Presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Randall-Reilly Business Media and Information, which produces Overdrive,Commercial Carrier Journal and Successful Dealer, the conference will be held Aug. 22-23, the day prior to and the opening day of the Great American Trucking Show. Registration begins at 11 a.m., Wednesday, followed by a networking lunch. A networking reception will be held immediately following the program on Wednesday. The conference ends at noon on Thursday when The Great American Trucking Show opens.
For more details and to register, go to www.cvoconline.com. The event is sponsored by Bridgestone, Castrol, Chevron, Espar Heater Systems, Freightliner, Kenworth, PACCAR Engines, Peterbilt, TRP and Valvoline.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.