This article was published in the October 2019 edition of NTEA News
Online registration and housing for The Work Truck Show® 2020 are open. North America’s largest work truck event is scheduled Tuesday, March 3 through Friday, March 6, 2020, at Indiana Convention Center (Indianapolis, Indiana). Educational sessions, Green Truck Summit, and Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference begin March 3, and the exhibit hall is open March 4–6.
NTEA arranged specially discounted hotel rates for Work Truck Show 2020 registrants. All room reservations must be made directly with The Work Truck Show Housing Bureau. Visit worktruckshow.com/hotelandtravel or call 317-262-8191, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. EST.
The Work Truck Show features the latest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and truck equipment on an exhibit floor covering more than 500,000 square feet. The event includes a robust educational conference with sessions designed to help attendees improve their operations. Anyone who works with vehicles, including public and private truck fleet operators, manufacturers, dealers and equipment distributors, can find solutions to their business challenges at the Show.
Industry training and education
If you select a Conference & Trade Show Package, you can choose from a variety of industry-specific educational sessions. Visit worktruckshow.com/eventeducation to start customizing your schedule.
The 2020 curriculum will address workforce development, shop productivity, market trends and data, vehicle certification, and more important issues. Topics include
OEM update sessions
As part of the concurrent session lineup, the following leading OEMs will share the latest chassis specifications and options as well as future plans related to the work truck industry. Learn more at worktruckshow.com/oemupdates.
- Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles
- Crane Carrier Company
- Ford Commercial Vehicles
- Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation
- Freightliner Trucks
- Hino Trucks
- International Truck
- Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc.
- Kenworth Truck Company
- Mack Trucks Inc.
- Mercedes-Benz USA
- Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc.
- Nissan Commercial Vehicles
- Peterbilt Motors Company
- Ram Commercial
- Western Star Trucks
Beyond concurrent sessions, The Work Truck Show features the following special sessions that aren’t included in any registration package but are available for purchase separately. Visit worktruckshow.com/specialsessions for full details.
Green Truck Summit
Green Truck Summit features intensive programs on clean energy trends and initiatives for commercial vehicles. The conference brings together government, industry users, educators and innovators to offer insights on the work truck industry’s path to zero emissions. Presenters will share how sustainable technologies, alternative fuels and connected vehicles are driving industry evolution. Learn more at worktruckshow.com/greentrucksummit.
Key topics include
- Developments in work truck automation
- Fleet management strategies to help meet sustainability goals
- How alternative fuels and technology are driving industry change
- Opportunities and challenges of onboard energy sources
- Achieving legacy fleet sustainability
Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference
This event helps commercial truck manufacturers, upfitters, distributors and body builders learn how to enhance manufacturing processes and business results. Presenters will share real-world shop improvement strategies, including building a better team, maximizing productivity, and leveraging available technology and resources. In addition, attendees will discover tools and resources for improving efficiency and strengthening their workforce through knowledge transfer and Training Within Industry. Find more details at worktruckshow.com/innovationconference.
Gain insights on
- Implementing lean principles in your shop
- Selecting and using an ERP system
- Welder development and certification
- Managing organizational change
- Defining your value to customers and industry partners
Learn more and register
Visit worktruckshow.com for details on the full educational program, exhibiting companies and products, a complete schedule of events, and information on Green Truck Summit and Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference. Contact NTEA with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-441-6832).