Work Truck Show 2017

NTEA work truck show
March 14th - 17th, 2017 • Indianapolis, IN

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North America's largest work truck event is your once-a-year chance to see all of the newest industry products, choose from dozens of industry-focused training courses, and gain access to technical engineering representatives from hundreds of exhibiting companies. Attendees can interact with thousands of industry professionals, set up meetings with current suppliers or customers; find solutions to resolve technical issues, and talk shop with industry peers at special events and receptions.
The Show is the ultimate resource for industry professionals, offering the opportunity to:

  • See the latest vocational truck and equipment displays, with product experts available at exhibitor booths 
  • Meet with current and prospective suppliers 
  • Find solutions to critical technical questions 
  • Interact with thousands of peers 
  • Gain insight into recent industry and market trends 

The Work Truck Show takes place March 14–17, 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Educational sessions and the Green Truck Summit begin March 14. The exhibit hall is open March 15 and 16 from 10:00 to 5:00 and 9:00 to noon March 17.

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.


This trade show, produced by NTEA—the Association for the Work Truck Industry, is North America’s largest gathering of vocational trucks and equipment from Classes 1–8, including chassis, bodies, components and accessories. With suppliers introducing new products and innovations in the exhibit hall, and thousands of decision-makers and industry professionals in attendance, this is the industry event of the year. View the interactive floor plan to see participating exhibitors and search products.

Held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show, the Green Truck Summit delivers the latest on clean energy innovations for commercial vehicles. The Summit features top industry experts, government officials and early-adopter fleet managers sharing insights and lessons learned. Topics range from new productivity options and successful implementation of green technologies to regulatory and funding updates.

Educational package registrants will have the opportunity to choose from Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit concurrent sessions. Courses, led by industry and technical experts, cover:


Keynote speaker

Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long, two of professional football’s most colorful analysts and the best of friends, will share the stage as keynote speakers at Work Truck Show 2017 . The Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees will provide insights into the Hall's five core values that are as essential for success in business as they are for America’s favorite game: commitment, integrity, courage, respect and excellence. Their address takes place Thursday, March 16, as part of the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting.

For more than two decades, Bradshaw and Long have worked together on FOX NFL Sunday. Bradshaw refers to their relationship as like “the odd couple,” and they are different in several ways. They’re 12 years apart in age. Bradshaw grew up in Louisiana; Long in Boston. One was a quarterback, the other a defensive lineman. One played for the Steelers, the other for the Raiders. What they do have in common is football savvy and business experience — and a strong sense of humor.

“You can expect this keynote address to be both informative and entertaining,” says Adam Keane, 2017 NTEA Convention chairman, and executive vice-president of Allied Body Works Inc. (Seattle, Washington). “Long and Bradshaw know a lot about teamwork and achievement. They are both successful athletes, business owners and movie stars, as well as community and charitable supporters. Their style is fun, and their message inspirational.”

Don’t let Bradshaw’s fun, laid-back persona fool you — he is sharp. He was the first quarterback to win four Super Bowl championships, piloting the Pittsburgh Steelers while calling his own plays. After retiring from the game in 1984, he went on to become an award-winning broadcast sports analyst. He is also a movie and television actor, author of five books, breeder of championship quarter horses, and has recorded four albums as a gospel/country singer. In addition, he has been an entrepreneur, having once owned a cattle-breeding business.

On the gridiron, Long was regarded as one of the most-feared defensive players in the NFL for the 13 seasons he was a member of the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, including the Super Bowl-winning 1984 season. In addition to his Emmy award-winning career as a sports analyst, Long has appeared in five movies, been a television advertising brand ambassador for many national brands, and co-authored the book Football for Dummies. Long is a co-owner and contributor to The Experts Network (TXN), an interactive digital sports network. He is active in a number of charitable and philanthropic endeavors, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

A ticket is required to attend the President’s Breakfast, which is sponsored by Ford Commercial Vehicles. New this year, President’s Breakfast tickets are not included in any registration package — they are only available separately.

Location Details

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Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
100 South Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
United States

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Event Contact

37400 Hills Tech Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3414
(800) 441-6832

Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents 1,800 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, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario.

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