PASADENA, CA — WestStart-CALSTART’s Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Conference 2005 is set for February 22-24 in La Quinta, Calif. The conference will feature industry experts from Europe and Asia describing the latest technology and emerging regulations for heavy-duty vehicles. A partial list of speakers include:
  • Keynote speaker Paul Roberts, author of “The End of Oil,” who warns about impending supply and security concerns for petroleum;
  • CalEPA Secretary Dr. Alan Lloyd, Dr. Chung Liu of South Coast Air Quality Management District, Jack Kitowski of the California Air Resources Board and Chet France, director of assessment and standards for U.S. EPA, who provide a regulatory perspective;
  • Dr. Robin Keesee, deputy to the Commander, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, who will discuss the military’s needs for clean technologies and fuels;
  • Truck industry leaders, including Tim Tindall of Detroit Diesel, Patrick Charbonneau of International Truck and Engine, Anthony Greszler of Volvo, Mike Simon of ISE and Don Verhoff of Oshkosh, who discuss the status of cleaner and more efficient drive systems in heavy-duty vehicles;
  • Transit leaders, including Barbara Sisson, associate administrator of the FTA, Arno Kerkhof of the International Union of Public Transport, and several transit operators, discussing hybrids and other new technologies.
  • Jorgen Henningson of the European Commission’s Directorate General of Transport and Energy, and Dr. Takao Mizoguchi of the Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association, who provide a global perspective. The conference also features a technology and vehicle exhibition and ride and drive with some of the newest products coming to market and latest vehicles in service.
  • Originally posted on Fleet Financials