Events

Upcoming Events

SMARTE Webinar Series: Sustainable Solutions for Small Fleets
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Time: 11 AM - 12 PM Central Time
Hosted by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
Register at https://nctcog.zoom.us/j/86034708964
Webinar will be presented through ZOOM
Contact: Jason Brown, jbrown@nctcog.org
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Previous Events

SMARTE Webinar Series: Truck Parking

April 20, 2023

Chris Oliver with Trucker Path highlighted impacts from a truck parking shortage resulting in lost productivity and time spent searching for available parking. Mike Johnson with NCTCOG shared an updated Regional Truck Parking study with a focus on funding and implementation -- in addition to updating current data which supports future funding efforts. Dan Murray with the American Transportation Research Institute noted that truck parking surfaced as a top-ranking issue among trucking industry concerns.

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SMARTE Webinar Series: Fuel Considerations and Alternatives

February 8, 2023

Brianna Lawrence with Gladstein, Neandross and Associates provided information on various aspects of funding for alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure adoption -- emphasizing how imperative it is for entities to research and apply for funding early. Dave Schaller with the North American Council on Freight Efficiency presented on the upcoming Run On Less- Electric Depot event, which will center on modes of alternative energy sources for their matching vehicle types. Dave also noted that further alternative fuel vehicle adoption among fleets has yet to see increased progress; however, there are currently such paths available as deploying terminal tractors as a fitting early adoption application.

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SMARTE Webinar Series: Environmental Justice and Trucking

November 10, 2022

Dr. Kate Hyun with the University of Texas at Arlington presented on a study comparing last-mile delivery activity trends from pre-COVID and after timeframes, as well as last-mile traffic among different communities -- utilizing traffic impact measures. Collin Moffett with NCTCOG followed with information on a methodology used to evaluate the impact of freight land uses on Environmental Justice communities -- and provided potential actions for public and private sector stakeholders to consider for resolving land use conflicts.

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SMARTE Webinar Series: Local SmartWay Verified Technology

October 5, 2022

Patrice Thornton with EPA provided information on the EPA SmartWay Verified Technology program, which includes various tractors, trailers and accessories designed and implemented to facilitate both fuel efficiency and emissions reduction. Patrice gave details on various emissions tracking tools and how to become a SmartWay Partner. Jason Brown with NCTCOG presented on the SMARTE Vendor Directory, with an overview of the Directory, information on benefits from directory enlistment, as well as how to become a SMARTE Vendor.

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SMARTE Webinar Series: Truck Routes

September 1, 2022

NCTCOG presenters talked about the importance of efficient truck routes and shared the results of a truck route analysis performed for the City of Lancaster. NCTCOG also shared details about an ongoing project that focuses on improving truck routing through optimized technology for freight trucks.  And Korem provided information about how traffic analytics are used to develop efficient routing.

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