Oil Shift Workshop

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Booz Allen Hamilton Conference Center, 901 15th Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Best practices for incorporating alternative fuel technologies into the procurement of third-party trucking services

In collaboration with Gladstein, Neandross & Associates and Booz Allen and Hamilton, the June 10 workshop was a follow-up to the ACSF Oil Shift report.

oilshiftworkshop_bannerRepresentatives from 14 federal agencies joined Fortune 500 procurement leaders to discuss a shift to alternative fuel trucks for shipping and transportation services. Private sector leaders told their government counterparts how they are reducing costs and emissions by increasing the use of alternative fueled trucks. At the workshop, companies that have pioneered this transition, including Frito-Lay, Owens Corning and Procter & Gamble, brainstormed to identify public sector opportunities. Representatives of the Departments of Eduction, Energy, Labor, State, Treasury, Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Postal Service, Air Force, Marine Corps, Defense Logistics Agency, NASA, EPA, and the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality participated in this uniquely collaborative day.

In addition, Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn, USN (ret.), the president and CEO of ACORE, advised the groups to think about the implications for national security. Every barrel of oil displaced in favor of domestic alternatives makes us more secure. A shift to other fuels, he said would diversify our energy portfolio and improve our economy.

If federal agencies applied to third-party transportation providers the same kinds of alternative fuel targets, efficiency standards and reporting practices they currently apply to their own vehicle fleets, they could:

  1. Deliver approximately $7 BILLION in annual COST SAVINGS
  2. CUT PETROLEUM consumption by BILLIONS OF GALLONS each year
  3. Stimulate the introduction of tens of thousands of NEW ALTERNATIVELY FUELED VEHICLES
  4. REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS pollution by over 20 MILLION METRIC TONS annually

During interactive presentations and discussion sessions, attendees:

  • Shared and learned best practices from other best-in-class companies on how integrating alternative fuel technologies into shipping services has led to improved environmental performance and reduced costs.
  • Lent a hand in shaping how the government may begin to implement Executive Order requirements for greening the supply chain.
  • Gained insight into government procurement processes and strategies to position services better.


8:30 am – 9:00 am Attendee Check In
9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening Remarks Speaker: Gregory C. Staple, CEO American Clean Skies Foundation • Download Presentation (PDF)
9:15 am – 9:30 am OIL SHIFT: The Case for Switching Federal Transportation
Spending to Alternative Fuel Vehicles

An Introduction to the background, purpose, and objectives of the OIL SHIFT
WORKSHOP. Speaker: Matthew Metcalfe, Booz Allen Hamilton • Download Presentation (PDF)
9:45 am – 11:15 am Taking Cues from Industry
Best-in-class companies discuss best practices and lessons learned from
efforts to integrate alternative fuel technologies into their transportation
models. Speakers: David Uncapher, Owens Corning (Download presentation PDF); Mike O’Connell, Pepsico/Frito-Lay (website); Patti Murdock, Clean Logistics Consulting (Download Presentation PDF); Erik Neandross, Gladstein Neandross & Associates
9:30 am – 9:45 am The National Security Benefits of Integrating Alternative Fuel Technologies into
Federal Procurements for Trucking Services

Beyond the economics of the fuel switch: How alternative fuel trucking aids
national security. Speaker: Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn USN (ret.), President & CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
11:15 am – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 12:00 pm The Business Case: Determining Where and When the
Integration of Alternative Fuels Makes the Most Sense

A discussion of optimal fleets, routes, operational scenarios and
geographic considerations in determining the viability of alternative fuels
integration into trucking services. Speaker: Erik Neandross,  Gladstein, Neandross, & Associates  • Download Presentation (PDF)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Practical Strategies for Integrating Alternative Fuels into the
Procurement Process

Breakout sessions discussing the critical first steps to procuring alternative
fuel trucking services in the Federal government, including need
identification, policy, contracts, and supplier relations. • Download Presentation (PDF)
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Closing Remarks – Gregory C. Staple, CEO American Clean Skies Foundation

Additional Resources

Alternative Fueling Station Locator by Address or Zip Code

Driving on Natural Gas: Fuel Price and Demand Scenarios for Natural Gas Vehicles to 2025

Oil Shift: The Case for Switching Federal Transportation Spending to Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse – GHG Reduction Strategies

Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo 2013  on June 24-27 in Washington, D.C.