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ATA Webinar - Using CNG in a Low Cost Diesel Environment

April 23, 2015

ATA Webinar - Using CNG in a Low Cost Diesel Environment

Using CNG in a Low Cost Diesel Environment

Please register to view this recorded ATA webinar.

Webinar Description:

Fuel is one of the top two operating expenses for fleets. Although current diesel prices are low, historically they have always trended upward to new record highs. Learn from both a carrier and a shipper’s perspective how compressed natural gas (CNG) works in their business model. Join the panel of Glen Kedzie, ATA Vice President, Energy & Environmental Counsel; Michael Birk, Senior National Fleet Sustainability Manager for Frito-Lay North America; Curt Reitz, President of Contract Transport Services; and Carolyn McGough, Senior Program Manager for Gladstein, Neandross & Associates; to learn how fleets can maximize their fleet’s ROI by switching to CNG.


Discussion Topics Include:

·         Important considerations for switching to CNG

·         How CNG can stabilize fuel and operational costs

·         Tax credits and grant funding opportunities

A question and answer session will follow.


Presenter Info:
Glen Kedzie is Vice President, Energy & Environmental Counsel for the American Trucking Associations (ATA). He will serve as the panel moderator.


Michael Birk is Senior National Fleet Sustainability Manager for Frito-Lay North America. He is responsible for Frito-Lay’s gaseous fuel program. As sustainability manager, Michael oversees vehicle implementation, shop upgrades, fuel infrastructure projects and technician training across Frito-Lay/PepsiCo. He has led deployment of over 200 CNG class 8 tractors at 14 locations. Prior to 2011, Michael held the position of Region Fleet Manager for Frito-Lay overseeing one of the largest privately owned fleets within Frito-Lay. In this role, Michael was responsible for the development and execution of his region’s sustainability strategy for fleet. By developing partnerships with organizations like Clean Fuels Ohio, Frito-Lay (Ohio Region) received the Green Fleet Certification in the State of Ohio. In 2011, Michael received the PepsiCo Chairman’s award for his work on the electric vehicle program and success of receiving over 2 million dollars in grants to fund EV and propane projects. Michael has over 12 years of experience in the Fleet Operations managing various fleets.

Curt R. Reitz is President of Contract Transport Services of Green Bay, WI. Curt has been in the transportation industry all his life with family members driving and owning their own trucks during his childhood. He has over 20 years of professional industry experience having worked for three companies previously listed in the Transport Topics Top 50 Truckload Carriers. He has held multiple executive positions in Operations, Sales, and Customer Service. His background includes TOFC operations, Team Operations, as well as Regional Operations throughout the country.

Carolyn McGough is Senior Program Manager at Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA). Carolyn provides comprehensive experience in project management, market development, market outreach, and grant writing for air quality, alternative energy, and environmental issues in the transportation sector. Carolyn’s team aggressively pursues funding and incentives for GNA’s clients that help to accelerate the market for low-emission vehicle technologies, with a specific focus on implementing cost-effective and technically viable projects that reduce environmental impacts. GNA has secured $255 million on behalf of its clients for alternative fuel and advanced technology projects, with a 90%+ application success rate. Carolyn’s responsibilities include managing the development of winning grant funding applications, and leading an internal team that tracks and reports availability of alternative fuel and advanced technology funding opportunities.

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