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NCTA Technology & Maintenance Council Fleet Manager Meeting Eastern Region- Fleet Efficiencies

  • 17 Mar 2016
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Bill Ellis BBQ, 3007 Downing Street SW, Wilson, NC


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North Carolina Trucking Association

Technology & Maintenance Council


Fleet Manager Meeting

Eastern Region


 Panel Discussion: Fleet Efficiencies & Aerodynamic Fuel Economy Strategies

"How to decide what technology is best for your fleet."


Mike Steiner, Field Engineer for Michelin Truck Tires.  Mike has 27 years in the truck tire field including a recent 5 year assignment as the Customer Engineering Support Manager in Southeast Asia. 

Calvin Bradley, Innovation Technical Leader, Incubator Program Office with Michelin North America.  Calvin earned a Masters Degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University.  He worked in Michelin Research and Development for 8 years with a majority of that time as the expert in rolling resistance and fuel economy.  For the past 2 years, Calvin has been the technical leader of an innovation project with the goal to significantly improve heavy duty trucking efficiencies.

Lonnie Cook, Service Manager, Cargo Transporter, Inc.  His background includes 11 years as a trainer in the Military, 2 years as Warranty Manager for Charlotte Truck Center and 5 years as the Service Manager for West Carolina Freightliner.


    Fleet Efficiencies & Aerodynamic Fuel Economy Strategies       
Come out and join the discussion on how others are keeping up with and deciding what technologies are making it into their fleets as well as share what you have found to work and what has not. 
  • Bluff Body Aerodynamics
    • Contribution to Fuel Consumption
    • Drag Development - where is the drag?
    • Tractor vs Trailer aerodynamics
    • External influences
  • Detailed Case Study: Trailer Skirts
  • Combining multiple devices
  • Why different fleets can see different results
  • Discussions:
    • How we measure fuel economy
    • Statistical methods
    • Do you know where your trailers are?
This session is designed to help you develop best practice strategies for your operation.  For a more in-depth look at Fleet Efficiencies be sure to register for the NCTA Councils Conference in Asheville this October.                   
 Location:  Bill's Barbeque   

                     3007 Downing St.  SW

                     Wilson, NC 

(Meet in the black & white room on the convention side of the restaurant.) 


    When:  Thursday, March 17, 2016



NCTA Member Cost:  $20.00 meal included, pay cash or check at the door or on-line via PayPal

Non-Member Cost:  $30.00 meal included, pay cash or check at the door or on-line via PayPal


Questions Call:  (919) 834-0387 ext. 222



Cancellations & Refunds Cancellations will be allowed 3 days in advance with a $5.00 cancellation fee. Substitutes are accepted with 24 hour advance notice. “No shows” will not be refunded.




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