March 21, 2023
Work truck industry professionals convened at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, March 7-10, for Work Truck Week. The event, put on by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, is the largest work truck event in North America.
“I look forward to Work Truck Week every year,” Steven Farr, Sales Manager of Knapheide Truck Equipment Centers Texas, said. “I take this opportunity to visit with our current and potential supplier partners, as well as current and future customers, fostering relationships in person.”
A record-breaking 14,885 professionals showed up to this year's event.
“We had a great week at the show,” Mandar Dighe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said.
To celebrate its 175th anniversary, Knapheide rolled out the red carpet, literally, for its Work Truck Week booth. On the floor, Knapheide showcased six units, showing off new models, parts and equipment. The stage held Knapheide’s celebratory heritage display, which had four heritage vehicles and a wall outlining the company’s history.
“Our booth highlighting our ‘Heritage Vehicles’ was the talk of the show. Everyone in attendance celebrated our 175th anniversary throughout the week with us,” Dighe said. “I’m proud of the entire Knapheide team. Our presence further reinforced our leadership position in the work truck industry.”
Attendees saw Knapheide products in six other companies’ booths, including Ford and International. The Ride & Drive experience also featured two units, from Via Motors and Lion Electric, that were upfit with Knapheide aluminum platforms.
Check out our booth 3D tour and event photos below.
BOOTH 3D TOUR
The National Truck Equipment Association, or NTEA, is one of the largest membership collectives of North American companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and/or repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories.
NTEA hosts an event every March called Work Truck Week, an opportunity for industry professionals to check out the latest products and technology, as well as network and learn from one another. Attendees can participate in educational sessions and visit with hundreds of exhibitors at the Work Truck Show, including Knapheide.
Work Truck Week will continue to be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana through March 2030. For more details, visit www.worktruckweek.com.
- March 5–8, 2024
- March 4–7, 2025
- March 10–13, 2026
- March 9–12, 2027
- March 7–10, 2028
- March 6–9, 2029
- March 5–8, 2030
During Work Truck Week, Knapheide also holds an annual distributor meeting that provides distributor partners with important information and offers the opportunity to meet with key Knapheide personnel in a more casual setting. The invitation-only event is held at an off-site location and features multiple keynote speakers covering a variety of relevant topics.
Another invitation-only event, known simply as “The Knapheide Party,” is an evening centered around live entertainment. Attendees are able to enjoy a night away from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives, a ceremony honoring high-performing distributors and end the night with a lively concert. Previous Knapheide Party headliners include The Steve Miller Band, John Fogerty, Big & Rich, Huey Lewis and the News, The Blues Brothers and Kenny Rogers.