Attendees at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo received an enlightening glimpse into the future as industry leaders from the Fuels Institute, the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), and major original equipment manufacturers mapped out the road ahead for the freight and transportation industries.
Fuels Institute Executive Director John Eichberger told attendees that diesel vehicle stocks are expected to increase 14 percent by 2035, while diesel vehicle miles traveled are expected to increase 23 percent in the freight transportation industry during the same time period, all while the diesel vehicle fleet is set to become about 30 percent more fuel efficient under new standards.NBB2020 Presentation John Eichberger, Fuels Institute (7:52)
George Survant, Senior Director of Fleet Relations for NTEA – the Association for the Work Truck Industry – provided information from the just released 2020 Fleet Purchasing Outlook Survey. Biodiesel has consistently ranked as the most widely used alternative fuel option reported by fleet participants in NTEA’s Fleet Purchasing Outlook Survey in four of the past five years.NBB2020 George Survant, National Truck Equipment Association (6:02)
John Deere had a 4066M model compact tractor on display at the conference that can use B20. Deere’s Steve Geick talked about the company’s long standing support for the biodiesel industry.NBB2020 Steve Geick, John Deere (5:38)
Vernon Allen of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America was back this year at the conference to showcase their B20 low cab commercial truck line.NBB2020 Vernon Allen, Isuzu (4:00)