NTEA 2014 Convention schedule

Jan. 1, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014    

Noon-5 pm - Registration Open

Tuesday, March 4, 2014    

7 am-5:30 pm - Registration Open

8 am–6:15 pm - Green Truck Summit*

8:30 am–11:30 am - Special Session* — Customer Service: Creating a World-Class Service Organization

8:30 am–11:30 am - Special Session* — Parts and Service Marketing: Making a Difference

9 am–4 pm - Remote Fleet and Mobile Work Crew Management Technologies Symposium*

1:30 pm–2:45 pm     Concurrent Educational Sessions

• Benchmarking Your Fleet Operations

• Calculating Weight Distribution and Payload for Work Trucks Made Simple


• Mack Trucks, Inc. — CHASSIS UPDATE

• State of the Industry Overview — The NTEA Perspective

• Understanding Vehicle Certification — The End-User and Fleet Perspective of Risk Management

3 pm–4:15 pm     Concurrent Educational Sessions

• Chevrolet and GMC Commercial Truck — CHASSIS UPDATE

• International Truck — CHASSIS UPDATE

• Peterbilt Motors Company — CHASSIS UPDATE

• Planning for Your Company’s Future: Identifying Upcoming Industry and Economic Trends

• Preventing Costly Truck Frame Modification Mistakes

• The Holy Grail of Federal Excise Tax Concepts

6:30 pm–9 pm     Opening Reception*: JW Marriott Indianapolis

Wednesday, March 5, 2014        

7 am-5 pm - Registration Open

8 am-10:45 am - Green Truck Summit*

8 am–9:15 am     Concurrent Educational Sessions

• Developing Optimal Specifications for New Work Truck Bodies and Equipment

• Freightliner Trucks - CHASSIS UPDATE

• Is Your Fleet Ready for Vehicle Replacement?

• Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. — CHASSIS UPDATE

• Ram Commercial — CHASSIS UPDATE

• Truck Fleet Managers: What’s Keeping YOU Up at Night?

• Understanding Crane Stability Testing

9 am–noon - Remote Fleet and Mobile Work Crew Management Technologies  Symposium*

9:30 am–10:45 am     Concurrent Educational Sessions

• Designing Your Next Truck Chassis to Meet the Job Requirements

• Equipping Your Shop to Handle Alternative Fuel Vehicles

• Ford Commercial Truck — CHASSIS UPDATE

• Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation — CHASSIS UPDATE

• How to Inspire Loyalty and Effort in Your Team

• Understanding the Ins and Outs of NAFTA

• Western Star Trucks — CHASSIS UPDATE

10:30 am–5 pm - Trade Show Open

Noon–4:30 pm - Green Truck Ride-and-Drive

2 pm–4:30 pm - Work Truck Show 2015 Exhibitor Sign-up (Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze)

3 pm–5:00 pm     Special Session* — Generation Next Leadership Workshop & Networking Reception: How to Become a Superior Communicator

Thursday, March 6, 2014  

7 am–5 pm - Registration Open

7:30 am–9:15 am - President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting*

9:30 am-12:30 pm Special Session* — Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program Winter Maintenance Course

9:30 am–10:45 am       Concurrent Educational Sessions

• Deploying Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Impacts on Your Fleet Operations

• Determining and Managing Your Fleet Costs

• Hino Trucks — CHASSIS UPDATE

• Kenworth Truck Company —CHASSIS UPDATE

• Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. — CHASSIS UPDATE

 • Optimizing Efficiency and Performance: Properly Spec’ing Your Next Powertrain

• Tactics for Building a Dynamic, Cohesive Team

10 am–5:30 pm - Work Truck Show 2015 Exhibitor Sign-up

10:30 am–5 pm - Trade Show Open

Noon–4:30 pm   Green Truck Ride-and-Drive

Friday, March 7, 2014      

8 am-noon - Registration Open

9 am-11:30 am -  Work Truck Show 2015 Exhibitor Sign-up

9 am–noon - Trade Show Open

*Ticket required

Note: Schedule is subject to change. All events take place at the Indiana
Convention Center, except where noted. Complete Event Package or
Conference & Trade Show Package registration is required to attend educational sessions.