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Fuel Oil News May 2016

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26 MAY 2016 | FUEL OIL NEWS | www.fueloilnews.com BUSINESS OPERATIONS NEWS THE WORK TRUCK SHOW 2016 SETS ATTENDANCE RECORD Truck premieres, exclusive ride-and-drive opportunities and unmatched training drew a record-setting 11,905 industry profes- sionals to The Work Truck Show 2016, North America's largest work truck event. This breaks the event's previous attendance record of 11,005, set in 2015. Attendees came from all 50 states, eight Canadian provinces and 19 countries. The show was held March 1–4 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is produced annually by NTEA—The Association for the Work Truck Industry. Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. used the show to unveil its 2018 FTR Class 6 medium-duty truck. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. presented its prototype FUSO E-CELL all-electric truck and gave attendees the first opportunity to drive it in North America as part of The Work Truck Show Ride-and- Drive. Other truck OEMs making news at the show included Ford Commercial Vehicles, International Truck, Kenworth Truck Company, Mack Trucks and Ram Commercial. There were sig- nificant powertrain announcements. Cummins Inc. introduced its 2017 B6.7 and L9 medium-duty engines, and Daimler Trucks North America gave the public its first glimpse of the new Detroit DD5 medium-duty engine. During his keynote address at the Green Truck Summit general sessions on March 1, Reuben Sarkar, deputy assistant secretary for transportation at the U.S. Department of Energy, announced SuperTruck II, an $80 million funding opportunity for research, development and demonstration of long-haul trailer truck technol- ogy. He also announced more than $12 million in selections for three new projects focused on plug-in electric powertrain technolo- gies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. In other "green" news, Work Truck Show exhibitors highlighted significant propane fleet adoptions and even converted a pickup truck to run on propane right on the show floor. The Work Truck Show 2016 was the largest event in NTEA his- tory. Over the last five years, NTEA expanded the exhibit floor by more than 40 percent, but still had a sizable waiting list of potential exhibitors. In response to this demand, NTEA has maxed out all available room at the Indiana Convention Center for The Work Truck Show 2017—and exhibit space has already sold out. In additional news from the show, The Work Truck Show Innovation Award went to Ranger Design's Max View partition. Max View is a safety partition with a top portion molded out of clear thermoformed ABS and polycarbonate to snugly fit Ford Transit Connect, Ram ProMaster City and Mercedes-Benz Metris cargo vans. The Max View partition's see-through feature greatly enhances cargo space visibility, reduces blind spots, permits more light into the cab and creates the feeling of a more wide open, less claustrophobic cab space, according to the company. The product's contoured design allows the seats to travel to the full back position, and its precision fit reduces drafts for improved cab climate control while reducing rattle noise. Altec Inc. won The Work Truck Show 2016 Green Award for its JEMS 4 Series (Jobsite Energy Management System) hybrid- electric system. Altec JEMS 4 Series is an updated energy management system for utility work trucks. This integrated plug-in uses stored electri- cal energy to power the aerial device, tools, accessories, exportable power, and engine-off cabin heating and cooling. It features lith- ium-ion energy and an on-demand electrified PTO (ePTO) for hydraulic power. This allows bucket units to operate quietly with- out the truck engine running, which is an advantage in urban areas. The Work Truck Show 2017 runs March 14–17, 2017. Registration opens in October 2016 at worktruckshow.com. Altec Industries wins Green Award for the JEMS 4 Series Jobsite Energy Management System at The Work Truck Show 2016. Left to right: William Callis, senior account manager, telecommunications, Altec; Steve Carey, executive director, NTEA. Ranger Design Inc. wins Innovation Award for the Max View Partition at The Work Truck Show 2016. Left to right: Steve Milizia, regional sales manager, Ranger Design; Jay Crowie, product manager, Ranger Design; Steve Carey, executive director, NTEA.

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