NTEA Work Truck Show March 4–6 Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
Registration for The Work Truck Show and the Green Truck Summit is open. For more information visit www.ntea.com/worktruckshow or call (800) 441-6832.
Control fleet costs; maximize return on equipment dollars; evaluate new technology; ensure a positive fleet impact. The three-day annual show for the work truck industry has the tools fleet managers need to accomplish these and other goals in 2015.
NTEA, The Association for the Work Truck Industry, will host The Work Truck Show March 4–6 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind. More than 10,000 managers, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, equipment buyers and maintenance personnel should expect to meet more than 500,000 square feet of the newest vocational trucks, vans and equipment at the show, engage in ride-and-drives and have opportunities to connect with other work truck industry professionals.
“After more than 50 years of serving the work truck industry, we know our attendees’ businesses and the challenges they face,” said Steve Carey, NTEA executive director. “By tailoring The Work Truck Show 2015’s features and educational sessions to address these themes, we can provide attendees with actionable information to take home and use to improve their fleet operations.”
Many attendees are fleet managers who are new to the position, or who are responsible for fleet management within their organizations. For these professionals, NTEA has added Fleet Management 101: Fundamentals of Truck Fleet Management to The Work Truck Show’s slate of educational sessions. New educational sessions have also been developed to help fleet managers determine when they should lease or purchase; how to analyze life-cycle costs; the steps needed to right-size their fleets; and the proper way to develop truck chassis specifications.
To provide a comprehensive overview of new products available in the rapidly changing industry, The Work Truck Show 2015 includes a new exhibitor showcase and new product spotlight. Dedicated programming about boosting fleet efficiency and decreasing fuel costs will be provided at sessions that focus on best practices, and which will be presented by fellow fleet managers who have successfully deployed advanced truck technologies to benefit their organizations.
On the exposition floor, the Productivity and Fuels Pavilion will be filled with displays of clean vehicle technologies used by today’s fleets. The floor will also feature hundreds of displays by vehicle manufacturers, up-fitters and equipment specialists, and equipment product manufacturers will be on site. The expo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 6.
Headlining this year’s work truck show presentations is none other than retired Indianapolis head coach Tony Dungy, who will present a keynote address at the president’s breakfast and ntea annual meeting March 5. Dungy retired in 2009, after spending 31 years in the NFL as a player and coach. He won his first Super Bowl ring as a member of the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers and went on to become, at the time, the youngest assistant coach and youngest coordinator in league history. Known for a leadership style that emphasizes decency and respect, he has written about those values in several books.
Green Truck Summit
On March 3–4, concurrently with The Work Truck Show 2015, the Green Truck Summit takes place. Hosted by the Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of the NTEA, the Green Truck Summit has been enhanced to better showcase new products and fleet management strategies. Clean vehicle technology trends, shared implementation insights, funding opportunities for green initiatives and changes in upcoming fuel efficiency regulations will be addressed.
“The Green Truck Summit provides guidance for each step of the clean fleet implementation process,” said Carey. “At the conclusion of the Green Truck Summit, fleet managers will have a better understanding of current and future regulatory compliance issues, along with an increased awareness of the latest developments in alternative fuels and fuel-saving technologies.”
Presenting the summit’s keynote address will be Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary for energy, installations and the environment for the U.S. Navy and an experienced leader in the clean energy field. John Davis, an Emmy Award-winning host and executive producer and creator of “MotorWeek,” will emcee the summit.
Green Truck Ride-and-Drive
Work Truck Show attendees can take the wheel or ride along in cutting-edge vehicles equipped with the latest hybrid technology and alternative fuel applications at the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive. No advance registration is required; just sign up at the Ride-and-Drive desk near the NTEA booth. Driving hours are from noon-4:30 p.m. March 4 and 5.
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