Tuesday, May 2 is Motor Press Guild Day at the ACT Expo!

The ACT Expo is excited to host the Motor Press Guild on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. While the entire event is being held May 1-4, 2017, at the Long Beach Convention Center, Motor Press Guild media members are specifically invited to join the day’s activities, including the Fleet Awards Luncheon, on Tuesday, May 2.

For those of you who haven’t attended before, ACT Expo is North America’s largest clean fleet event. This year’s show is pacing to have 3,500+ clean transportation stakeholders and 700+ fleet decision makers. Full registration is complimentary for all writers/editors/reporters by contacting Alexis Wiley at 310.573.8552 or Alexis.Wiley@gladstein.org.

ACT Expo brings the entire transportation industry together for an expansive showcase of the technologies, fuels, policies, and organizations driving innovation and sustainability on our roadways. Every leading advanced transportation supplier participates in ACT Expo to unveil and display today’s latest innovations and next generation technologies.

All alternative fuel types are represented—natural gas, electric, hybrid, hydrogen, propane autogas, and renewable fuels.


The links below will give you a great overview of the show:


Please register as a media attendee for ACT Expo (complimentary pass for qualified media), by contacting Alexis Wiley at 310.573.8552 or Alexis.Wiley@gladstein.org.


Motor Press Guild One-Day Itinerary: Tuesday, May 2


9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.Conference Welcome: Dwight Robinson, SCAQMD Board Member


Grand Ballroom
9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Keynote Presentation: Thom Shea, CEO, Adamantine Alliance


ACT Expo attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from a highly decorated US Navy SEAL, distinguished author, and renowned leadership and human performance coach. With a number of policy and budget changes at the federal level, and the always present oil price roller coaster, the advanced technology and alternative fuels sectors face continued uncertainty and possible headwinds. Shea will share first-hand accounts from his time as a Navy SEAL and exhilarating insight on how the world’s most successful people can thrive in the face of adversity and uncertainty.


Grand Ballroom
10:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.Featured Panel: How the Trump Administration will Affect the Advancement of Clean Transportation


Public policy and regulatory influences have always played a critical role in the development of cleaner transportation options at the local, state, and national levels. Leading policymakers and public agencies have flexed their muscle in the development of transformative policy that has helped lead to higher fuel efficiency standards, cleaner engines, and other advanced vehicle technology development, procurement, and deployment—all of which affect fleet operations. Hear from progressive leaders around the world who are pushing the envelope to achieve even cleaner and more advanced transportation options and models for goods and people movement. With a new administration in Washington, DC, the landscape for advanced clean transportation technologies and infrastructure is set to shift. The question is, in which direction and how will such a shift impact others at the local, state, and international levels?



  • Randy Frye, State Representative, District 67, Indiana State House of Representatives

How VP Mike Pence and I Worked Together to Advanced AFVs in Indiana

  • Sandra Berg, Vice Chair, California Air Resources Board

How California Plans to Continue Leading the Nation in Advanced, Clean


  • Margo Oge, Former Director, Office of Transportation & Air Quality at the Environmental Protection Agency

What’s Happening at EPA and What to Expect in the Next Four Years

  • Joe Cannon, President & Chief Executive Officer, Fuel Freedom Foundation

Petroleum Resources in the Current Geopolitical Landscape


Grand Ballroom
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.ACT Expo Fleet Awards Luncheon


The ACT Expo Fleet Awards are the ultimate recognition of fleet operators who show true leadership in sustainable transportation—having gone above and beyond what has been required to achieve sustainability in their transportation operations. Join us for the Fleet Awards ceremony and a networking lunch.


2017 Winners To Be Announced


Media interviews with an executive from each of the winning organizations following the luncheon can be arranged. Contact Alexis Wiley at 310.430.4976 or alexis.wiley@gladstein.org.


Promenade Ballroom
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Featured Session: ACT Talks


ACT Talks are short TED-style presentations that shine a light on key leaders driving innovation and challenging the status quo in the advanced clean transportation industry. Each of these trailblazers has helped to chart a new course in advanced vehicle technology and alternative fuels sectors. Speakers will provide insight into the current state of ACT technologies and fuels in real-world applications, as well as their vision for the future.


·       Steve Center, Vice President, Environmental Business Development Office and the Product Regulatory Office, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Honda’s Multiple Drive Train Approach, Leading by Example, and the Future of Mobility


·       Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, General Motors Corporation

Future Trends in Transportation Technology, Fuels and Car-Buying Decision Making


·       Mike Silva, Civil Engineer & Project Manager, CR&R

California’s First Pipeline Injection RNG Project Is Now Online


·       Luke Cruff, Vice President, Engine Controls & Fuel Systems, EControls

We Are Only Just Beginning – Improving Power, Performance, Efficiency, Emission and Cost of Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine Technology


Grand Ballroom
4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.Keynote Interview: Mike Casteel, Director of Fleet Procurement, UPS


Mike will share lessons learned in reaching 1 billion alternative fuel miles and expectations for the next billion


Grand Ballroom
4:20 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.Keynote Recognition and Perspectives from Transportation Trailblazers


•       Mike Britt, Director of Maintenance & Engineering, UPS

•       David Meisel, Senior Director of Transportation Services & Aviation Services, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)

•       Roy Willis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Propane Education and Research Council


Grand Ballroom


4:45 pmExpo Hall Grand Opening
4:45 – 4:55 pmVehicle Reveal: American Honda Clarity West Coast Debut


Join Honda for a special West Coast and fleet reveal of the Clarity model line, which includes the Clarity Fuel Cell, the Clarity Electric and the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.


Media Contact:

Annabel Cook | 714-296-8811 | annabel_cook@ahm.honda.com


Booth #1303
4:55 – 5:05 pmVehicle Reveal: UPS – DOE-Sponsored Hydrogen Fuel Cell Class 6 Truck


Media Contact:

Kristen Petrella | 404.259.0329 | kpetrella@ups.com

Press release available in ACT Expo media kit via alexis.wiley@gladstein.org


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5:05 – 5:15 pmVehicle Reveal: BYD All-Electric Refuse Truck


Join BYD for the reveal of their new long-range battery electric class 8 refuse truck with a 10 ton payload.


Media Contact:

Kristen Rockwell Caloca | 424.202.1671 | kcaloca@mercuryllc.com

Press release available in ACT Expo media kit via alexis.wiley@gladstein.org


Booth # 1633
5:15 – 5:45pmVehicle Reveal & Press Conference: Workhorse W-15 All Electric Pickup Concept Truck


Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an original equipment manufacturer of battery-electric vehicles, will unveil a working concept truck of the W-15 electric pickup work truck with range extender for fleet use.


Media Contact:

Mike Dektas | 513.266.3590 | mike.dektas@workhorse.com

Press release available in ACT Expo media kit via alexis.wiley@gladstein.org .


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6:00 – 6:30pmPress Conference: The North American Council for Freight Efficiency reveals plans for “Run on Less” Campaign


Run on Less, led by North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room’s Trucking Efficiency Operation, with Shell and PepsiCo as the title sponsors, is a first-of-its-kind cross-country roadshow to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency. The event will demonstrate how Class 8 trucks can use different technologies to achieve the best fuel economy possible.



Contact: Mike Roeth | 260.750.0106 | mike.roeth@nacfe.org

Press release available in ACT Expo media kit via alexis.wiley@gladstein.org.


Booth # 631
6:30 – 7:00 pmVehicle Reveal & Press Conference: US Hybrid Unveils Fuel Cell Class 8 Tractor & Announces Major Joint Venture with Dewei to Manufacture Fuel Cell Engines


US Hybrid is unveiling a class 8 fuel cell port drayage truck scheduled for June delivery to TTSI at the Port of Los Angeles. Additionally, the company is announcing a strategic partnership with Dewei to expand domestic manufacturing of its PEM fuel cell engines (FCe™80 and FCe™40) for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.


Contact: Alexis Wiley | 310.430.4976 | alexis.wiley@gladstein.org


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