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The Work Truck Show 2020 offers industry professionals the opportunity not just to see the latest trucks and equipment from more than 500 exhibiting companies, but to participate in hands-on activities to get a deeper understanding of new technology and have a little fun in the process.

According to a press release, Work Truck Week runs March 3-6 at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Educational sessions, Green Truck Summit, and Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference begin March 3. The Work Truck Show exhibit hall opens March 4 and runs through noon on March 6.

The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive on March 4-5, sponsored by Allison Transmission, gives attendees the opportunity to meet key suppliers, see the industry’s latest advanced technologies and alternative fuel applications, and test-drive or ride in the latest vocational trucks. It’s open to all Work Truck Show 2020 attendees with no Ride-and-Drive registration required.

Ride-and-Drive participants include:

  • The Allison Transmission Show Trailer, featuring several cutaway transmissions and multiple interactive experiences, including a touchscreen display highlighting information on new Allison products. Allison Transmission personnel will be on-hand to answer questions. There will also be two Allison-equipped vehicles on display.
  • The Cummins electric truck with Range Extending Engine (ETREE) project, a Class 6 box truck that reduces fuel consumption by at least 50% over a wide range of urban/suburban pickup and delivery applications.
  • Ford’s new 2020 Transit cargo van, featuring all-wheel drive, a host of new driver-assist features and a new standard 10-speed transmission designed to improve fuel efficiency.
  • Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.’s new MT50e walk-in van, featuring a fully integrated electric power system designed for commercial use.
  • Ingevity’s adsorbed natural gas (ANG) bi-fuel Ford F-150 pickup truck, which uses 50% less energy and emits 25% less greenhouse gas than comparable gasoline and diesel vehicles.
  • Isuzu’s FTR Class 6 low cab forward truck equipped with a 20-foot Morgan refrigerated body with Maxon GPT-3 liftgate — offering the right combination of performance, maneuverability, dependability and efficiency.
  • Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America’s first series-produced FUSO eCanter all-electric work truck that provides zero tailpipe emissions, while eliminating the noise of traditionally powered trucks.
  • Peterbilt’s Model 220, designed for pickup and delivery, beverage and refuse applications, with multiple options for easy upfitting, low chassis weight and a wheel cut of up to 37 degrees for added maneuverability.
  • Purdue University’s electric precision brine application vehicle, designed for use in urban and campus environments, and developed in partnership with several vendors for automating application of de-icing chemicals.
  • SEA Electric’s Ford F-59 EV medium-duty step van and Transit EV 15-seat shuttle bus.
  • The Tropos ABLE electric dump truck that can carry up to 1,500 pounds of gravel, wood chips, rock, sand, firewood, and more, and unload in seconds with the flip of a handheld switch.

NTEA and industry experts have also scheduled live demonstrations throughout the week of several new products and services. Demos include:

  • Benefits of association membership, including technical support, market data, workforce development, government advocacy, fleet resources, events and training, partner services and career center.
  • WorkTruckCert, a cloud-based resource for streamlined creation and printing of government-required vehicle certification labels. In addition, the program collects vocational configuration data, enabling comprehensive segmentation of the commercial truck and equipment industry.
  • NTEA’s Vehicle Center of Gravity and Axle Weight Calculator, a web-based, interactive tool (free to members) that assists in developing vehicle specification and weight information, along with understanding Federal Bridge Law assessments.
  • NTEA’s cloud-based Vehicle Life Cycle Cost Tool, a free member resource designed to be flexible and user-friendly to accommodate a variety of truck life cycle analysis needs and different fleet structures.

For more information and to register, visit worktruckshow.com or call 800-441-6832.