Senator Stabenow is the sponsor of the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act (AVTA) of 2013, which directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to work toward substantially reducing or eliminating petroleum use by and emissions from passenger and commercial vehicles. She currently chairs the Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure and has represented the State of Michigan in the U.S. Senate since being elected in 2000.
Senator Stabenow was introduced by inaugural Green Truck Leadership Award winner U.S. Representative Gary Peters of Michigan.
NTEA President Shawn Jacobs, President and CEO of STS Trailer & Truck Equipment (Syracuse, NY) remarked, "Senator Stabenow is a true leader in the effort to support both alternative fuels and advanced technologies in work trucks."
“The Advanced Vehicle Technology Act not only highlights trucks, it also recognizes the differences between vocational and long-haul trucks,” said NTEA Executive Director Steve Carey. “We appreciate Senator Stabenow and her efforts to help the work truck industry improve both our environmental impact and our businesses’ bottom lines.”
Senator Stabenow’s efforts were bolstered by President Obama’s late February announcement of a timeline for the second round of fuel efficiency regulations for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and his call to partner with the private sector to deploy advanced vehicles.
The Green Truck Summit, a two-day educational conference revealing the latest innovations in green truck alternate fuels and sustainable technologies, is held annually in conjunction with The Work Truck Show®, North America's largest work truck event. This year's event runs March 4-7 in Indianapolis, IN. The Summit is recognized nationally for its real-world insights and world-class presenters.
Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents approximately 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.