DTNA CEO to Provide Clean Truck Update at 2022 ACT Expo

March 9, 2022

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) President and CEO John O’Leary is slated to address the crowd of the 11thannual ACT Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California on Monday, May 9, immediately following the debut of the 2022 State of Sustainable Fleets report. The GNA-produced annual report will set the stage for O’Leary’s remarks by revealing the major market trends and clean vehicle adoption plans of fleets across the U.S. and Canada.

As one of North America’s largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles, DTNA is focused on offering an all-zero-emission vehicle line-up by 2039. O’Leary’s presentation with highlight the innovations the OEM is making towards its long-term goal, which includes preparations to deliver battery-electric trucks at mass scale, and the company’s holistic strategy, which prioritizes fleet and operator needs, total cost of ownership, and the ancillary support needed to decarbonize the nation’s commercial vehicle fleet.

“To empower fleet operators in the zero-emission vehicle revolution, we need to address the holistic ecosystem in which our vehicles operate and overcome the challenges that still exist to deploy electric trucks on a large scale,” said O’Leary. “I’m thrilled to use ACT Expo as a venue to share our vision for the future, and how we are assisting fleets and operators in addressing those challenges.”

“To empower fleet operators in the zero-emission vehicle revolution, we need to address the holistic ecosystem in which our vehicles operate.”

Next to an exciting product launch of the Freightliner eCascadia, O’Leary will offer updates on new initiatives from the company to support a national approach to zero-emission fleet success, such as the DTNA joint venture with BlackRock Renewable Power and NextEra Energy Resources to build charging and fueling infrastructure that will support the widespread adoption of zero-emission electric and hydrogen fuel cell medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

DTNA includes the Detroit, Freightliner, Freightliner Customer Chassis (FCCC), Thomas Built Buses and Western Star brands, and is a leading developer of electric, autonomous, and connected technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. At ACT Expo, the company will showcase a robust selection of its latest battery electric vehicles, including its Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 truck, Freightliner eM2 Class 6 box truck, FCC Mt50e walk-in van, and Thomas Built Buses C2 Saf-T-Liner “Jouley” school bus.

“DTNA’s products help customers achieve greater economic and environmental sustainability, and that is what ACT Expo is all about.”

“It’s an incredible opportunity for ACT Expo attendees to gain insight directly from the leader of a top global medium- and heavy-duty OEM and learn what’s next in the clean transportation transition,” said Erik Neandross, CEO at Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), the producers of ACT Expo. “DTNA’s products help customers achieve greater economic and environmental sustainability, and that is what ACT Expo is all about. We are thrilled to have DTNA back as the keynote speaker.”

This year’s attendees will gain insights into the growing availability of low- and zero-emission vehicles and technologies; increased availability and consumption of renewable low carbon fuels; financial incentives, policies, regulations, and other initiatives to rapidly expand clean fueling and charging infrastructure; the rapid acceleration in corporate sustainability commitments; and more.

Attendees can take advantage of value registration rates and save $400 on a full conference pass by registering by March 18, 2022. For more information, visit www.actexpo.com.