February 1, 2022

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FIVE THINGS TO DO AT WORK TRUCK WEEK® 2022

This article was contributed by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry

The work truck industry returns to the Crossroads of America to enjoy some Hoosier hospitality when North America’s largest work truck event — WTW22 — returns to Indiana Convention Center.

Work Truck Week is scheduled March 8–11, 2022. Green Truck Summit is March 8, education sessions run March 8–10, and the Work Truck Show exhibit hall is open March 9–11.

John Davis, managing director and host, MotorWeek, will once again serve as emcee of the Green Truck Summit. Photo courtesy of NTEA.

1. See new industry products and innovations

The Work Truck Show exhibit hall displays the latest products from nearly 500 companies covering all commercial vehicle industry segments, including chassis, bodies, aerial devices, snow and ice control equipment, accessories and components. Evaluate vendors’ latest offerings, meet with current and prospective customers, and find new business opportunities and ways to stay competitive. Attendees can speak directly with management, sales and engineering teams in manufacturers’ booths to get technical solutions and advice.

2. Discover alt fuels and advanced technology trends

Experience work truck industry evolution at WTW22, with an exhibit floor featuring the newest advanced technology and alternative fuel vehicles, equipment and products. Electric trucks, chassis, bodies and related equipment are among the new offerings scheduled to launch at this year’s event.

Green Truck Summit, held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis adjacent to the Convention Center, brings together industry experts, fleets and innovators to provide insights on the work truck industry’s path to zero emissions. Liane Randolph, chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), will deliver the keynote address. John Davis, creator, host and executive producer of MotorWeek, returns as emcee. New this year is a full slate of breakout sessions in the afternoon.

In addition, attendees can test drive vehicles with the latest emissions reduction technologies, sustainability offerings and alt fuel applications at Ride & Drive, which is included with WTW22 registration.

3. Expand your knowledge with three days of industry-focused education

Work Truck Week and Green Truck Summit Conference Package registrants can choose a broad range of concurrent education sessions where thought leaders and industry experts share strategies to help improve efficiency, implement best practices and enhance operational growth. Key topics include market trends, vehicle design and specification, risk mitigation, vehicle regulations, and more. Three full-day workshops offer in-depth training: Develop Process Stability with Lean Fundamentals Workshop, Spec’ing for Success Workshop and, Fleet Management 101 Workshop. Other special sessions include Indiana LTAP and Purdue Road School courses designed for area transportation providers, fleet managers and professional engineers. In addition, Creating a Roadmap to Increase Truck Dealer Commercial Vehicle Sales Session offers strategies to gain new dealer customers.

WTW events provide professionals opportunities to meet, network and talk shop with likeminded professionals throughout the week. Photo courtesy of NTEA.

4. Reconnect with the commercial vehicle community

Work Truck Week provides a variety of opportunities to connect with the people and companies your business needs to thrive. See friends and colleagues during Opening Reception, the industry’s first major gathering for 2022, held March 8 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Generation Next Workshop (March 9) highlights qualities of successful leaders, and is followed by a networking reception. Annual Meeting, scheduled March 10, provides updates on NTEA initiatives and events, and features a keynote address by Mike Rowe.

5. Hear chassis OEM plans and updates

Attendees can learn what 13 of the leading commercial vehicle manufacturers have planned at exclusive OEM update sessions offered as part of the educational program March 8–10. During these sessions, company representatives share technical information on their latest chassis specifications and designs, review body and equipment installation options, and provide insights into future commercial vehicle plans.

Visit worktruckweek.com for more details, including access to online exhibitor and product listings, schedule of events, registration and FAQs.

 

 

About NTEA, producer of Work Truck Week

Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, a 501(c)(6) organization, represents more than 2,000 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 NTEA. The Association provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces Work Truck Week® and Green Truck Summit. NTEA maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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