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Joe Dalum, president and chief executive officer of Odyne Systems, LLC, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Green Truck Association (GTA). Established in 2010 the GTA is an affiliate division of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA). In response to a growing interest and demand for more green products and information in the work truck industry the GTA was created. The GTA’s objectives are to continue the progression of green work trucks though:

•    Showcasing green trucks and technology developments
•    Serving as the resource for regulatory and funding initiatives relevant to green truck development
•    Supplying market data and technical resources relevant to green truck development
•    Sharing timely news on green truck products and initiatives.

According to Doyle Sumrall, GTA’s Managing Director, “The work truck industry is taking a strong turn toward the development of green technologies and applications and we see a significant future for green truck products. The GTA is dedicated to becoming a vital resource in promoting these products, providing technical support and helping build market awareness and knowledge.”

Overall GTA’s goal is to help green companies expand their business and thrive in this progressive industry. The GTA Board of Directors will also be responsible for setting policy and developing strategies for the organization as well as in the development of programs and additional services.

“I consider it a great privilege to serve on the GTA Board of Directors,” says Dalum. “The objectives of this organization are admirable and fully supported by Odyne, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute in the early stages of GTA’s development. I believe that the work truck industry will be strongly affected by advancements in vehicle efficiency in the coming years.” As a member of this Board, Dalum will help by sharing his knowledge of the industry and the technologies that could impact the availability and performance of green products within the work truck industry.

Dalum has a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.

About Green Truck Association (GTA):
Green Truck Association (GTA) created in 2010 by National Truck Equipment Associate (NTEA) to help members gain a better understanding of the growing “green” industry with its emerging technologies, products and initiatives. The GTA offers world-class education and training by industry experts, including fleet managers, government officials, and leaders in the alternative fuels movement with real-world experience working with green technologies and commercial vehicles. For more information visit

About the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA)
Established in 1964, the NTEA is the leading association supporting the work truck and trailer industry. The Association represents nearly 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. The NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show®. The Association maintains its headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC. For more information, call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832) or visit