TRB Webinar: Battery Electric Trucks—Should I Stay or Should I Go?

This webinar was posted on 06/03/2024

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June 20, 2024 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Many states are moving towards zero-emission vehicles, making battery electric trucks an attractive option. However, the creation of lithium-ion batteries to power these trucks increases overall carbon production. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Eastern that will present the opportunities and challenges battery electric trucks face and compare them to others, such as hydrogen fuel cells and renewable diesel. Presenters will share the primary alternative vehicle fuel types currently pursued by industry and government and the pros and cons for each. Presenters will also discuss costs, benefits, and consequences for each from a freight perspective.
This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Trucking Industry Research, Intermodal Freight Transport, and Truck and Bus Safety.
Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $100. Sign into to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.
A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.
Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Trucking industry research on zero-emission tailpipes – Dan Murray, ATRI
  • Engine manufacturer’s perspective on meeting governmental regulations and industry expectations – Jose Samperio, Cummins Engine
  • EPA’s Smartway program – Denise Kearns, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Question and answer session moderated by Paul Ruiz, American Trucking Associations

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.
Learning Objectives
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Provide a primer on different fuels and assess the full lifecycle carbon protection of various trucks
  • Understand the operational requirement of trucks and which energy source best fits freight business models

Professional Development Hours
Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.
This webinar will be delivered as a scheduled – e-learning live event and is categorized within RCEP as Technical, Health and Safety.
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