Dr. Barry Asmus to deliver keynote address at inaugural Great West Fleet Executive Conference

LAS VEGAS, Nev., – Dr. Barry Asmus, senior economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis will share his insights on powering America’s energy future with attendees during the inaugural Great West Fleet Executive Conference, June 13-14, 2012, at Las Vegas’ Sands Convention Center.
Named by USA Today as one of the five most requested speakers in the nation, Asmus is an advocate of free market economics, including removing laws that restrict the development of domestic energy. By 2020, Asmus estimates America will consume 125 quads of energy, a 25 percent shortfall from the current supply. Scientists say the U.S. has more than 200 billion barrels of oil and 2,000 trillion cubic feet of natural gas recoverable with today’s technology. When fully developed, Asmus argues, we would eliminate completely the 10 million barrels of foreign oil imported daily.
The Great West Fleet Executive Conference is the only conference that helps carriers meet the challenges of doing business in the West. Spanning two half-days prior to the opening of The Great West Truck Show, the conference offers carrier executives real-world insights into key areas, including:

  • What you need to know about complying with California regulations, Chris Shimoda, manager of Environmental Policy, California Trucking Association
  • What leading carriers are doing to successfully conduct business in the West – Scott Blevins, president and CEO, Mountain Valley Express and Noel Massie, president UPS Central California District
  • How to finance environmentally compliant equipment – Matt Schrap, president, California Fleet Solutions and vice president government programs, Crossroads Equipment Lease and Finance
  • What alternative fuels make sense for the long haul – Tim Carmichael, president, California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition
  • An update on engine makers’ existing technologies and how they plan to meet upcoming regulations – Moderated by Glen Kedzie, vice president, energy & environmental counsel, American Trucking Associations and featuring Brad Williamson, manager of engine and component marketing, Daimler Trucks North America; Craig Brewster, vice president, PACCAR and David McKenna, director, powertrain sales and marketing, Mack Trucks

Presented by Commercial Carrier Journal and the California Trucking Association, the Great West Fleet Executive Conference will be held June 13-14, 2012, the day prior to and the opening day of The Great West Truck Show. Registration begins at 11 a.m., Wednesday, followed by a networking lunch. A networking reception will be held immediately following the program on Wednesday. The conference ends at noon on Thursday when The Great West Truck Show opens. For more information or to register, go to www.fleetconference.com.
The event is sponsored by Bridgestone, Chevron and Freightliner.
About The Great West Truck Show
The Great West Truck Show, a Fusable Event, offers fleets and owner-operators the chance to see more than 300,000 square feet of the trucks, trailers, parts, components and services they’ll need to compete effectively in the West. Custom truck enthusiasts will appreciate the Custom Rigs’ Pride & Polish truck beauty competition, which draws the best-looking rigs from around the country. Drivers and owner-operators will be attracted to pavilions focused on recruitment and health, wellness and safety. A wide range of educational sessions will help attendees stay on top of the latest trends in trucking.
Developed in conjunction with the California Trucking Association, other leading associations and agencies, the Great West Fleet Executive Conference will provide fleets with the critical information they need to do business in the West.
About Fusable
Founded in 1934, Fusable (www.randallreilly.com) is the premier U.S. media and information company focused on the trucking and construction markets. Its diversified portfolio includes print and digital publications, custom media, websites, interactive media, data products, research and events. The company’s trucking division serves the fleet, owner-operator, recruitment, truck stop, pre-owned truck and trailer, dealer and heavy-duty aftermarket segments. Fusable’s construction division covers the highway and heavy construction, road building, aggregates, landscaping and used equipment markets.
Fusable’s Equipment Data Associates business is an industry-leading collector and aggregator of equipment purchase and financing data, which it offers to its customers in industrial equipment end markets for sales lead generation and market intelligence. The company’s Custom Media Division provides major corporations with customized brand marketing programs.
Fusable has offices in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., and New Berlin, Wis.