NTEA slates economic outlook

The National Truck Equipment Assn. (NTEA) will hold its annual Economic Outlook Conference (EOC) on September 22 at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn (MI).

The full-day conference features data and analyses of truck markets, truck equipment markets and specific end-user markets. Scheduled speakers include Mustafa Mohatarem, chief economist for General Motors Corp.; Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America and a FleetOwner columnist; Eli Lustgarten, analyst for J.B. Hanauer & Co.; Gene Huang, chief economist for FedEx Corp; and Stephen Latin-Kasper, director of market data & research for NTEA.

Attendees will receive a binder including copies of all presentations as well as a CD-ROM containing presentations and supporting materials.

Register before August 30 for early-bird pricing of $175 for NTEA members and $250 for nonmembers. After that date, fees rise to $195 and $300, respectively. NTEA has arranged a special $138 group rate for attendees choosing to stay at the Hyatt Dearborn who reserve there before August 30.

For more information or to register, call 800-441-NTEA or visit the "training area" of http://ntea.com/. NTEA has also announced the dates and locations for the next two editions of The Work Truck Show. The association presents this annual commercial truck and transportation equipment trade show in conjunction with the NTEA Annual Convention:

-- March 2-4, 2005: The Work Truck Show 2005 and 41st Annual NTEA Convention (convention runs March 1-4) at the Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome (Indianapolis, IN)

-- March 1-3, 2006: The Work Truck Show 2006 and 42nd Annual NTEA Convention (convention runs Feb. 28-March 3) at the Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta, GA) The Work Truck Show is a business-to-business trade event that brings together manufacturers, distributors, buyers and users of vocational trucks in all industries, including delivery, government, utility, construction and landscaping.

Hundreds of exhibitors display vehicles and equipment for Class 1-8 trucks. The concurrent NTEA Annual Convention features a full educational conference with industry-specific sessions over three days, providing timely information on industry trends, vehicle specification, as well as business and fleet management.

Registration for The Work Truck Show 2005 opens in October 2004.

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