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Show floor at 2014 Work Truck Show

Show floor at 2014 Work Truck Show

To continuously improve The Work Truck Show, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, has added several features for 2015 to provide answers for many of the common issues facing fleet fleet managers.

American City & County reported that The Work Truck Show 2015, North America’s largest work truck event, opened today (March 4) and runs through Friday at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Educational programming, including the Green Truck Summit, begins March 3.

“After more than 50 years of serving the work truck industry, we know our attendees’ businesses and the challenges they face,” says Steve Carey, NTEA executive director. “Every day, fleet managers are challenged to control operating costs, maximize return on equipment dollars, evaluate new technology, and ensure the fleet makes a positive contribution to their organizations. 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 of the more than 10,000 people who attend The Work Truck Show annually are fleet managers who are new to the position or individuals who are responsible for fleet management within their organizations. Those organizations include numerous state and local government fleet operations.

To help these attendees find practical ways to better control their operating costs, the NTEA has added “Fleet Management 101: Fundamentals of Truck Fleet Management” to The Work Truck Show’s slate of educational sessions. The fundamentals program highlights outsourcing and supplier management, analytics, benchmarking, vehicle cost and replacement, and safety. Senior representatives from Gaithersburg, Md.-based Mercury Associates, a fleet management-consulting firm, will lead the fundamentals session.

Additional concurrent sessions on idle-reduction strategies, equipment purchasing, operating metrics, and life-cycle cost analysis will provide insights from fleet experts. Other educational sessions at the show will provide attendees with strategies for maximizing return-on-investment, evaluating new technology, controlling costs and better serving vehicle operators.

The 2015 conference features a 500,000-square-foot trade show floor that features the newest vocational trucks, vans and equipment. To provide a comprehensive overview of new products available in the rapidly changing industry, the 2015 show includes a New Exhibitor Showcase and New Product Spotlight. These two programs highlight new products and exhibitors in pre-show coverage and with special signage on-site. Also, during the show, 15 of the world’s leading vocational chassis manufacturers will present Chassis Update sessions on what’s new and upcoming with their product lines.

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