Go for a spin at Work Truck Week

Feb. 9, 2024
RIde & Drive features subject matter experts and vehicles from 18 participating companies in one place at annual show

Go beyond “hands-on,” and get “on-road” experience with the latest work trucks and equipment at Work Truck Week Ride & Drive.

Held as part of Work Truck Week 2024, Ride & Drive is free and open to all event attendees on a first-come, first-served basis March 6–7, from 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Choose from 19 vehicles, including all-electric vans, trucks and chassis, as well as internal combustion vehicles featuring advanced technology to improve fuel utilization and reduce greenhouse gases or particulate matter.

Work Truck Week runs March 5–8 at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. It encompasses Green Truck Summit, The Work Truck Show, NTEA Annual Meeting, Ride & Drive, educational sessions and more. Green Truck Summit is March 5, educational sessions run March 5–7 and Work Truck Show exhibits are open March 6–8. Work Truck Week is produced by NTEA – The Work Truck Association.

“There are a lot of choices when it comes to specifying new commercial vehicles, and the field keeps growing,” said Chris Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations. “In addition to chassis with various powertrain options from traditional OEMs, many newer manufacturers are launching additional platforms to consider, not to mention all the new technology being deployed. Most fleet managers don’t have the time and capacity to arrange individual meetings with all the players to test drive the equipment. With Work Truck Week Ride & Drive, we’ve done that legwork for them by gathering subject matter experts and vehicles from 18 participating companies in one place for two days.”

The following vehicles are scheduled to be available to drive or ride in with a company representative on a planned street route:

  • Vehicle equipped with Allison 9-speed fully automatic transmission
  • Truck equipped with Allison eGen Power e-Axle
  • Vehicle equipped with Voyager All-In-One (AIO) safety technology
  • Battle Motors fully electric City Tractor
  • Blue Arc Class 3/4 electric commercial delivery vehicle
  • Bollinger B4 electric truck
  • Truck equipped with Cummins B6.7 Octane gasoline engine
  • Freightliner Custom Chassis all-electric MT50e Class 5 walk-in van chassis
  • International eMV Series 25,999-pound non-CDL GVWR vehicle
  • Isuzu 2025 NRR EV Class 5 battery electric truck
  • Kenworth T480 Class 8 truck featuring PACCAR TX-12 Pro automated transmission
  • Lion6 all-electric Class 6 urban truck with J-Tech’s TMA truck body
  • Mercedes Benz fully electric eSprinter van
  • Mullen THREE all-electric, Class 3 low cab forward chassis
  • Peterbilt Model 220EV zero-emissions vehicle
  • J-Craft dump truck featuring new advanced technology from TBEI
  • Workhorse W56 electric vehicle

Ride & Drive sponsor Allison Transmission will also have its all-new Allison Experience trailer and team on hand to demonstrate its fully automatic transmissions and eGen Power e-Axles through interactive experiences. Other companies participating in Ride & Drive include Mack Trucks and Ram Commercial.

For a complete list of vehicles available in Ride & Drive, visit worktruckweek.com/rideanddrivevehicles or check the Work Truck Week 2024 app (available for download at worktruckweek.com/app).