Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA) and Newcom Business Media, organizers of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show), announced that the commercial fleet event will be held September 28-30, showcasing again the innovative spirit of the industry while further improving the value and ROI for attending fleets and exhibiting companies alike. The NACV Show 2021 will allow attendees to engage with global exhibitors to experience emerging technologies from battery operated trucks to electric trailers, cutting-edge maintenance solutions, and components.
Education: Electric trucks, last mile, and more
NACV Show 2021 builds on the 2019 event’s success with the addition of multiple education sessions. One such highlight of this year’s event will be the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and RMI presentation of the results of Run on Less – Electric, a three-week roadshow that will showcase electric trucks in everyday operation. This culmination of the Run on Less – Electric program will feature feedback and analysis from the 10 dedicated study drivers and educational sessions from the OEMs, technology providers, fleet management, and shipping companies participating in this year’s study.
“NACFE is excited to again partner with the NACV Show for the finale of our upcoming Run on Less – Electric demonstration,” said Mike Roeth, Executive Director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. “As we did in 2017 and 2019, this third Run will now allow us to share benefits and challenges that pioneering companies are experiencing with early deployment of battery electric trucks. Those pioneers will be with us in Atlanta to help share their knowledge and experience with attendees so they can learn directly from them.”
Also, in the electric truck space, attendees will hear from today’s thought leaders and technology innovators who will address electrification opportunities and challenges, including how to plan for and transition to electric fleets. Speakers will discuss the latest data about how the industry is paving the way to zero emissions and highlight real world case studies about what electric vehicles will look like in a variety of scenarios.
Freightwaves’ “Last Mile” education program will also be part of this year’s lineup. This complimentary education for all NACV Show 2021 fleet attendees will include content from OEMs and fleets addressing today’s challenges and opportunities in last mile shipping, particularly the unique challenges and opportunities created over the last 18 months.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our team in the development of this year’s NACV Show event,” said Ed Nichols, vice president of the NACV Show. “Through months of research and interviews, the team has really developed a ‘fleet first’ event, addressing the educational needs of our attending fleets, not only topically, but in the format and from the perspectives they want and need.”
Nichols also shared that the list of partners and content will continue to grow. “We encourage attendees to stay tuned for updates on this year’s education program, which is specifically geared towards helping them immediately improve and build their business,” said Nichols.
HFUSA continues to work closely with NACV Show partners and stakeholders, local and state authorities, and the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) on implementing safety protocols for September’s event.
The GWCC is a GBAC STAR accredited facility, which has established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like COVID-19. As an accredited facility, GWCC has put in place the proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices to combat biohazards and infectious disease, and employs highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response. View the GWCC’s extensive plan of enhanced safety measures and operational changes at gwcca.org/returnplan.
“Hannover Fairs USA and Newcom Business Media are dedicated to ensuring a safe and successful event for all involved,” said Nichols. “We are developing and will continually communicate the details of our safety plan to the NACV Show community.”
Registration to attend NACV Show 2021 will open on March 22. For more information, go to nacvshow.com.