The NTEA consists of nearly 1,800 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell, and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers, and accessories. Fluid power professionals can take advantage of the show to make connections with peers in the work truck industry. (Courtesy of The Municipal)
The Work Truck Show, which will take place from March 15-17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, is expected to draw over 500 exhibitors from across the country. Sponsored by the NTEA—the National Truck Equipment Association—the show gives fluid power professionals the opportunity to make connections with workers throughout the truck industry’s supply chain.
For those interested in expanding their knowledge base, educational sessions, along with the Green Truck Summit, actually begin March 14. Both the Green Truck Summit and the Work Truck Show will hold sessions; one key theme at the Green Truck Summit involves alternative fuels and systems for cleaner transmissions.
Other educational categories include Workforce development, risk mitigations, truck specifications and design, and OEM chassis updates, among others. Sessions can count toward educational criteria required by the NTEA’s Member Verification Program (MVP) for qualified companies.
Registration commences at noon on March 13, and the exhibit hall opens on March 15 at 10:00 a.m. Over the following two days, attendees can interact with thousands of industry professionals, set up meetings with current suppliers or customers, find solutions to resolve technical issues, and talk with industry peers at special events and receptions.
Special events will include a Ride-and-Drive, which occurs on Wednesday and Thursday from noon until 4:30, where one can test-drive or ride in some of latest trucks to hit the market. Also on Thursday will be a special session taught by young people in the industry, aimed at discussing methods to recruit and keep millennials in the work truck industry.
Get a free copy of the NTEA Truck Equipment Handbook
NTEA Truck Equipment Handbook is an indispensable guide for truck equipment distributors, manufacturers, truck dealers and salespeople, and truck buyers. Technical information is presented in a clear, concise way, addressing component descriptions; application and installation considerations and requirements; graphs, charts and diagrams illustrating basic engineering calculations (i.e., payload analysis, weight distribution and center of gravity); reference sections on vehicle certification, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and lighting requirements; weights and measures charts; and a glossary of truck equipment industry terms.
The Handbook normally sells for $15 to NTEA member companies and $29 to the general public. However, you can pick up a copy for free, while supplies last, at NTEA booth #3401 during The Work Truck Show 2017, hosted at the Indianapolis Convention Center, from March 15-17th.