The NTEA’s Work Truck Show 2015, slated for March 4-6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, is focused specifically on a vocational truck crowd including commercial truck fleet operators, upfitters, management companies, leasing professionals, manufacturers and suppliers. But it most likely will again draw significant interest among overlapping exhibitors and attendees from the nation’s traditional recreational vehicle industry.
NTEA, the 51-year-old association for the work truck industry, will host more than 450 exhibitors showcasing Class 1-8 chassis, bodies and an array of new components in 500,000 square feet of exhibits as part of an exposition billed as the nation’s largest work truck event.
As part of the Indianapolis trade show that drew more than 10,000 truck industry professionals last year, Mercedes-Benz Vans this year will hold the world premiere of its Metris midsize van, while Ford Commercial Vehicles, Freightliner Trucks, Ram Commercial, International Truck and Supreme Corp. are among the companies planning to hold press conferences and, in selected cases, debut new product.
Meanwhile, a number of supplier companies well known on the RV side of the business will be on hand, including Aqua-Hot Heating Systems Inc., Cequent Performance Products Inc., ASA Electronics, CURT Manufacturing and Xantrex Technology.
Popular veteran NFL Coach Tony Dungy will serve as keynote speaker on Mar. 5 at the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting.
And a dedicated advanced technology and alternative fuels conference — the Green Truck Summit – is again being held concurrently March 3-4 including new sessions regarding clean vehicle technology trends and shared implementation success stories along with a keynote address by Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy, who will cover the Navy’s efforts to reduce petroleum consumption for nontactical uses.
The full schedule of events, along with registration, may be accessed at WorkTruckShow.com.