HTUF confirms Assistant Secretary of Defense as event speaker

One of the nation’s experts on energy security, Assistant Secretary of Defense Sharon E. Burke, will address the world’s largest gathering of advanced, clean high-efficiency truck and bus users and makers in Baltimore Maryland, on October 12.

Ms. Burke joins an impressive array of high-level experts who will speak to more than 800 expected attendees at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference & Expo 2011 (

Ms. Burke is in charge of Operational Energy Plans and Programs for the Departmentof Defense and is the principal advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense. Burke, who is a renowned energy security expert, will highlight critical economic and national security benefits of fuel-efficient fleets for commercial andmilitary use.

HTUF focuses on advanced, energy-saving trucks, including hybrid, electric and high-efficiency designs. In addition to military users, major commercial fleets such as Coca-Cola, UPS and Constellation Energy will be on hand to discuss experiences with clean vehicles and truck and bus industry leaders will provide data on the most advanced technologies available in the medium and heavy-duty markets, including: BAE Systems, Azure, Hino, Eaton, Siemens, Smith, Bosch Rexroth, Dow Kokam andFreightliner. HTUF leads the nation in driving the production and use of medium- and heavy-duty electric, hybrid and high-efficiency trucks and buses. Founded by CALSTART and theU.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center’s National Automotive Center, HTUF is operated by CALSTART under contract to  the U.S. Army.