Freightliner Trucks and Detroit’s Kary Schaefer Selected as Keynote Speaker at 2018 Green Truck Summit

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PORTLAND, Ore. – (March 2, 2018) – Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for the Freightliner Trucks and Detroit brands with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2018 Green Truck Summit. The speech will take place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 8:45 a.m. at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. 

The Green Truck Summit is held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show, and is the industry’s premier conference on clean energy innovations for commercial vehicles.

Schaefer’s presentation will address new and existing technologies such as clean diesel, natural gas, battery power and electrification. It will also touch on active safety systems, connectivity and the pros and cons customers should consider as they evaluate green innovations for their businesses.

“I’m honored to have been selected as the keynote speaker about alternative technologies and their evolving and increasing impact on our industry,” said Schaefer. “Innovations in green technologies offer our customers solutions. Green means much more than tail pipe emissions; investments in new technologies offer ways to reduce cost and waste while increasing uptime and efficiency.” 

DTNA’s commitment to green technologies is part of parent company Daimler AG’s global “Shaping Future Transportation” initiative. Launched in 2007, the initiative reduces criteria pollutants, carbon dioxide and fuel consumption through the use of clean, efficient drive systems, including clean diesel and alternative fuels.

To register for the Green Truck Summit and hear Schaefer’s address, go to

To see a selection of DTNA’s alternative fuel products, go to the Freightliner Trucks booth (#4659) during The Work Truck Show, March 6-9, 2018.


About Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.



Kary Schaefer, General Manager of Marketing and Strategy, Freightliner Trucks and Detroit
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