2023 Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit

Registration opens for 2023’s NTEA Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit

June 22, 2023
The annual event for chassis manufacturers will feature sessions on EV safety standards, work truck chassis design, and EPA regulations.

Chassis manufacturers will gather Oct. 3–4, 2023, at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio to share the latest chassis and technical updates at NTEA’s Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit.

 “Providing a venue where our industry’s equipment manufacturers and upfitters can share information, collaborate, and ask questions on the latest technical updates is one of the most important things we can do as an Association,” said Kevin Koester, NTEA managing director. “We’re always excited to bring together our industry’s technical community and this year’s Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit features a strong OEM program lineup and vehicle displays, as well as educational sessions and industry resource displays.”

This annual event provides an important opportunity for the technical community to preview commercial vehicle updates and engage with OEM engineers on critical upfitting issues. Industry professionals can learn about important changes to powertrains, electrical systems, chassis structures, and other vehicle systems. Having the ability to speak directly with chassis OEM engineers and product specialists translates to practical support for upfitters.

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In addition to discovering the latest vehicle modifications, attendees can engage with OEM technical representatives, network with other commercial vehicle professionals, attend industry education sessions, and check out industry resource displays.

Participating chassis manufacturers include:

  • Bollinger Motors
  • Cenntro Automotive
  • Daimler Truck North America
  • Ford Pro
  • GM Envolve
  • Hino Trucks
  • International Truck
  • Isuzu Commercial Truck of America
  • Kenworth Truck Co.
  • Mullen Automotive
  • Peterbilt Motors Company
  • Ram Commercial
  • Toyota Motor Sales

Industry education sessions will include:

  • Electrified Propulsion Vehicles (xEV) High-Voltage Electrical Safety Standards, presented by Corey Glassman, Electric Vehicle Consultant, ASE
  • Chassis Design Considerations for the Work Truck Industry, presented by Bob Raybuck, Director of Technical Services, NTEA; and Steve Spata, Senior Technical Assistance Director, NTEA
  • Top Upfitting Risk Exposures for Multi-Stage Manufacturers, presented by Steve Tuskan, Senior Forensic Consultant, Rimkus
  • TruckScience: Using Software to Upfit Safe, Legal and Efficient Trucks, presented by Martin Dammann, Customer Success Manager, TruckScience; and Jens Hellberg, CEO, TruckScience
  • Understanding the EPA’s Clean Trucks Plan, presented by Frank Acevedo, Mobile Source Program Manager, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Welder Certification Training Program, presented by Pauline Foks, Senior Program Manager, NC3; Nikki Wilson, Senior Director of Member Services, NTEA; and a Representative from The Lincoln Electric Company

Industry Resource Displays will include:

  • Lincoln Electric
  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • NTEA
  • S&P Global Mobility
  • TruckScience
  • WorkTruckCert

Prospective attendees may register for Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit by Aug. 29, 2023, to receive advance pricing ($229 NTEA member/$329 nonmember). After this date, rates increase to $279 member/$379 nonmember. For more information, please visit ntea.com/upfittingsummit.