News & Notes January 2016
Expanded educational slate covers all aspects of the work truck industry
FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. — Th e Work Truck Show 2016 will feature a unified educational schedule, allowing Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit attendees to learn about a wider range of topics aff ecting their organizations. By selecting an educational package for either event, registrants can attend any Work Truck Show or Green Truck Summit-related concurrent session.
The combined conference is North America’s largest work truck event. Produced annually by NTEA, The Association for the Work Truck Industry, the 2016 show will be held March 1–4 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Educational sessions and the Green Truck Summit begin March 1, with exhibits opening March 2.
Registration is available at worktruckshow.com. Join the Work Truck Show conversation on Facebook at facebook. com/TheWorkTruckShow and on Twitter at @WorkTruck- Show with the official Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit hashtags: #worktrucks16 and #greentrucks16.
ATSSA expo: Free admission for transportation employees, others
FREDERICKSBURG, VA. — Transportation employees, law enforcement officers and emergency responders are invited to attend, free of charge, the American Traffic Safety Services Association’s 46th annual Convention & Traffic Expo and workshops from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. ATSSA’s Traffic Expo features 500 exhibit booths, displaying innovative roadway safety products and a variety of roadway safety equipment on 200,000-square-feet of the exhibit hall fl oor. Traffic Expo is the largest trade show for roadway safety products and services in North America.
The free invitation includes admission to the exhibition floor and a wide variety roadway safety workshops. A complete schedule is available on ATSSA’s website, www.atssa. com, at the “Events” tab.
Transportation officials can access ATSSA’s 46th annual Convention & Traffic Expo by presenting their official identification at the registration desk beginning at 8:30 a.m.
NTEA welcomes senior director of technical services
FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. — NTEA, Th e Association for the Work Truck Industry, recently appointed Susan Dehne as senior director of technical services. NTEA selected Dehne for this newly created role based on her extensive industry knowledge and engineering expertise. She brings approximately 30 years of original equipment manufacturer engineering and management experience and will lead the Technical Services Department as the association continues to expand those offerings on behalf of its membership and the industry as a whole.
During her career Dehne has held various leadership positions at Ford Motor Company and Chrysler. At both companies she led teams in the creation and implementation of vehicle and system processes and designed new organizations.
At Ford she gained insight into multistage commercial vehicles supporting the Econoline van platform. She also served as chief nameplate engineer for the Super Duty vehicle line and was responsible for the production launch of 6.0- and 7.3-liter Power Stroke diesel engines into the Econoline and F-Series. She continued to build on her automotive expertise while serving as director of advance vehicle engineering at Chrysler: In this role she was responsible for vehicle packaging, studio engineering, human machine interface and ergonomics, and advance engineering studies.
Lifesaving roadway safety devices, new inventions at ATSSA expo
FREDERICKSBURG, VA. — The American Traffic Safety Services Association’s 46th annual Convention & Traffic Expo, North America’s largest trade show for roadway safety products and services, kicks off Jan. 31 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.
Nearly 3,000 roadway safety professionals from 52 countries will display and demonstrate lifesaving roadway safety products on 200,000 square feet of exhibit hall. Products include bright reflective signs, roadway striping, lighting, reflective garments and work zone safety equipment.
Traffic Expo is scheduled from noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. In addition to Traffic Expo, visit the New Products Showcase Event at the convention center from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. With a limit of no more than 20 ATSSA Traffic Expo exhibitors, the New Products Showcase Event features the newest and most innovative products and services to attendees. For more information, visit www.atssa.com.
Record number of New Green Truck Summit educational opportunities
FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. — The Green Truck Summit, the premier alternative fuels and advanced technology conference held annually in conjunction with The Work Truck Show, features a more comprehensive educational program for 2016. The event includes a full day of in-depth general sessions on cutting-edge innovations for vocational trucks on March 1. Attendees can also choose from more than 30 Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show concurrent sessions covering a range of topics March 2–3. Produced by NTEA, the Green Truck Summit takes place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. It kicks off March 1 at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks and a keynote address, followed by general sessions that run through 5 p.m. Lunch and a networking reception at 5:15 p.m. are included. Work Truck Show exhibits are open March 2–4.
At the summit, representatives from leading fleets will share insights about their real-world experiences selecting and deploying new truck technologies. Attendees can take part in concurrent sessions on new developments in greenhouse gas regulations or the latest advancements in vehicle lightweighting, or select from a range of other Work Truck Show-related topics. For a complete schedule of Green Truck Summit general sessions, visit ntea.com/greentrucksummit/schedule.
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