June 13, 2019
GTA moves the industry forward
Green Truck Association (GTA) offers vital resources to members on technologies to increase sustainability and efficiency.

Download GTA application  ($400 Industry/$150 Fleet, Government and Educational Institute). NTEA membership required.
Sustainability with renewable natural gas
Environmental and sustainability initiatives are increasingly top of mind for companies and government entities, with greenhouse gas emission reduction central to these activities. Renewable natural gas is the only fuel available for heavy- and medium-duty vehicles that has a clean air profile and the potential for carbon-negative emissions. Full story
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Workhorse gets $25 million in financing
Workhorse Group Inc. announced it has received a $25 million investment from unnamed institutional investors. The money will be used for working capital and research and development, allowing it to make electric battery vehicles. Full story

Michelin, GM show airless tire prototype
Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles — the Michelin Uptis (or Unique Puncture-proof Tire System) prototype — at the Movin'On Summit for sustainable mobility in Montreal. Full story

Scania debuts reconfigurable urban utility vehicle concept
Is the vehicle a bus? Or a truck? What if it’s both, depending upon requirements? That’s the thinking behind Swedish truck maker Scania's new NXT concept vehicle – a modularly designed, self-driving electric vehicle that can change configurations to meet varying urban fleet requirements.  Full story

Isuzu, Cummins partner to create cleaner diesel engines
Electrification gets most of the buzz around new truck engines. But Japan’s Isuzu Motors Ltd. and Cummins Inc. want to focus on diesel engines and make less-polluting models together. Full story

CalVans ride-sharing operation adds more than 150 hybrid electric vans to its fleet
A non-profit public transit agency, the California Vanpool Authority (CalVans) provides ride-sharing services paid for by users, a cost it strives to keep as low as possible by making the most effective equipment choices. Full story

Truck Stop Coffee Talk: The Truth about Biodiesel
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Greater Chicago I-55 Truck Plaza
510 S. Bolingbrook Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition, the B20 Club (a partnership between the Illinois Soybean Association and the American Lung Association), and the Greater Chicago I-55 Truck Plaza, invite you to join them for Truck Stop Coffee Talk: The Truth about Biodiesel. This event is a one-day comprehensive biodiesel educational seminar. Anyone who consumes, markets, trades or distributes diesel fuel should not miss this opportunity to learn about the latest operational, environmental, and cost benefits of biodiesel. Topics covered will include: biodiesel fundamentals; fuel purchasing, quality and blending; and insights from local end-user fleets and a fuel blender/seller. For more information, contact Chris Lyon at chris@ntea.com .
GTA members achieving MVP status
NTEA's Member Verification Program (MVP) recognizes eligible companies in the work truck industry for outstanding business practices and successful implementation of quality standards.  View a list of current GTA members with MVP status .