Utility vehicles: NTEA announces expanded schedule for The Work Truck Show 2018
Utility trucks: Registration open for Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit, Fleet Technical Congress
Work vehicles: NTEA – the Association for the Work Truck Industry has announced The Work Truck Show® 2018 schedule of events. The line-up features more than 60 educational opportunities, including Fleet Technical Congress, Green Truck Summit and special sessions on lean thinking; a two-day Ride-and-Drive; multiple networking opportunities; and an exhibit floor packed with the latest commercial vehicles, equipment and technology.
Work Truck Week is scheduled March 6–9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Educational sessions, Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress begin March 6, and the exhibit hall is open March 7–9. Registration is open at worktruckshow.com.
“Attending The Work Truck Show 2018 will help fleet managers and others in the vocational truck industry mitigate risk and improve their fleets’ productivity,” says Steve Carey, NTEA executive director. “The Work Truck Show offers an unbeatable opportunity to compare products from 500 exhibiting companies while also learning from peers and industry experts how to capitalize on the vehicle technology revolution, improve truck specifications, implement fleet best practices, and more.”
The Work Truck Show kicks off with a full day of education and networking on Tuesday, March 6. Fleet Technical Congress and Green Truck Summit each run all day. Concurrent educational sessions, including five of the 15 exclusive OEM truck updates, take place Tuesday afternoon. The opening reception Tuesday evening brings together professionals from across the industry to build stronger business relationships.
Educational opportunities continue Wednesday morning, with two dozen concurrent sessions available, as well as the special session Fleet Management 101. The exhibit hall opens at 10 a.m., giving attendees access to the most recent product, equipment and technology developments, as well as the Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive outside. NTEA’s Generation Next hosts a Leadership Workshop & Networking Reception: Ego vs. EQ – How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps with Emotional Intelligence from 3–5 p.m.
Thursday’s agenda includes the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting with keynote speaker General Michael Hayden, retired four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency. In addition to a wide range of concurrent sessions, attendees can register to attend the LTAP Fleet Educational Program: The Work Truck in the Work Zone or the special session Lean 201: The Kata Journey – Daily Practice for Scientific Thinking, Mindset and Culture. The exhibit hall and Ride-and-Drive continue on Thursday.
Friday is focused on the more than 500,000-square-foot exhibit Show floor where fleet managers can find equipment to improve operational safety and efficiency, and can get technical solutions and advice direct from the management, sales and engineering teams in manufacturers’ booths.
For the complete schedule of events, educational session descriptions, show floor plan and to register, visit worktruckshow.com. Tickets are required for all special events. President’s Breakfast and special session tickets are not included with any registration package, and the opening reception is only included with the Fleet Technical Congress package — otherwise it must be purchased separately.
Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,950 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. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, market data and statistics, education, and member programs and services. The Association has a long history of producing and hosting industry events. These offerings have evolved over the years, culminating into what is, today, The Work Truck Show, North America’s largest work truck event. NTEA maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario.