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2013 SAE International Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress Slated for October

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 17, 2013 - Rosemont, Ill., will be home to the 2013 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (COMVEC) on October 1-3, 2013.

This year’s COMVEC will bring on- and off- road vehicle professionals together to provide sustainable and profitable interaction between engineers, supply managers, and executives.  The event comes full circle as it “personally involves everyone, from the driver to the fleet owner.” 

There will be three separate panel discussions during the three-day event that will be led by Al Cohn, serving as Chair, organizer, and moderator, and Karl Dedolph, President of D3 Consulting, who is also serving as organizer and moderator.

The first panel, led by Mr. Dedolph will delve into the recent developments in the “Proposed Category” (PC-11).  This discussion will undoubtedly lead to the debut of 2 new API service categories.  In order for that to happen however, PC-11 must develop and deliver new specifications for engine lubes to meet the needs of OEMs and engine makers. Not only that, they must also be able to cut CO2, be reverse compatible, and provide a fuel-economy benefit while still ensuring there are no compromises to engine life or durability.  Multiple options will be considered, but one thing is for certain; any one of them will help engines meet the lower NOx standards.

The second panel, led by COMVEC’s Chair, Al Cohn, will explore the evolution of the CSA concept and the sequence of events that must follow.  The developing CSA program is in its third iteration, and is already one of the most, if not the most, important rule introduced to the trucking industry in years.  According to attendees, “CSA regulations are right up there with deregulation and the EPA emissions standards in importance to fleet operations.”  The most recent and prevalent development of the program is the institution of the Safety Management Cycle, which has been designed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, of which there will be many representatives on the panel.

The third panel, will be led by Mr. Dedolph, and will offer video presentations and a thorough discussion of Cleanable and Re-useable Filtration Technologies.  Increased knowledge of this realm will promote cost savings and return on investments.

To attend this event, please visit or call 1-724-776-4841. To request press credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.  SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development.  SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


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