GREEN is growing. To better serve its attendees, The Work Truck Show 2016 will feature a unified educational schedule allowing Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit attendees to learn about a wider range of topics affecting their organizations. By selecting an educational package for either event, registrants can attend any Work Truck Show- or Green Truck Summit-related concurrent session.
The Work Truck Show, produced annually by National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), will be held March 1–4 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Educational sessions and the Green Truck Summit begin March 1, and exhibits open March 2.
“Combining the Green Truck Summit and The Work Truck Show concurrent educational schedules enables us to provide a curriculum that covers all aspects of the evolving work truck industry,” says Steve Carey, NTEA executive director.
Using the new combined educational lineup, fleet managers can attend a course about the advantages of propane autogas on the same day as an OEM chassis update session, while truck equipment upfitters can follow up a session about lean business practices with one about upcoming government fuel efficiency regulations. Other educational highlights include sessions about how to analyze drive and duty cycles for better fleet efficiency, and the emergence of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.
“Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit attendees can now better select sessions that address their individual needs for a more productive experience,” Carey says.
There are nearly twice as many concurrent sessions available to educational package registrants in 2016 than there were in 2015. These are in addition to the Green Truck Summit general sessions on March 1 and Special Sessions held throughout the week, which require separate registration.
The Work Truck Show, recently named one of the top 100 trade shows in the US, brings together more than 11,000 truck fleet managers, dealers, and equipment distributors annually. In addition to educational sessions, it features the newest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and equipment on a trade show floor covering more than 500,000 square feet.
A record-setting 11,005 industry professionals from all 50 states, eight Canadian provinces, and 23 countries turned out for The Work Truck Show 2015—breaking the previous attendance record of 10,408 set in 2012. Over the last five years, NTEA has increased the size of the Show floor by 40% in response to growing demand.
Featuring content solely focused on multi-stage commercial vehicles, the Green Truck Summit brings together fleet managers, truck manufacturers, dealers, distributors and service providers. In addition to participating in the educational program, attendees can get their technical and regulatory questions answered by NTEA staff and see the newest efficiency-boosting products in the Truck Productivity and Fuels Pavilion in the Work Truck Show exhibit hall. The 500,000-square-foot exhibit floor encompasses the latest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and equipment from more than 500 exhibitors.
The Green Truck Summit includes a full day of in-depth general sessions on cutting-edge innovations for vocational trucks on March 1. Attendees can also choose from more than 30 Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show concurrent sessions covering a range of topics March 2–3.
The Green Truck Summit kicks off March 1 at 8:30 am with opening remarks and a keynote address, which are followed by general sessions that run through 5 pm. Lunch and a networking reception at 5:15 pm are included.
At the Summit, representatives from leading fleets will share insights about their real-world experiences selecting and deploying new truck technologies. Attendees can take part in concurrent sessions on new developments in greenhouse gas regulations or select from a range of other Work Truck Show-related topics.
General sessions on March 1:
• Work Truck Trends and Outlook for Alternative Fuel Technology, 9:30–10:45 am: Vocational fleets and buyers are staying on track with their productivity and efficiency pursuits. Industry experts from leading associations will provide insights and trends, as well as an overview of fuel and technology developments expected in the next few years. Presented by: Genevieve Cullen, president, Electric Drive Transportation Association; Matthew Godlewski, president, NGVAmerica; Tucker Perkins, chief business development officer, Propane Education & Research Council; Doyle Sumrall, managing director, NTEA; and Jennifer Weaver, OEM outreach & education specialist, National Biodiesel Board.
• Low-Cost, Big-Payback Solutions from Fleets, 11 am–noon: Selecting optimal technologies and implementing the right green options can often lead to significant cost savings for fleet operations. Presented by: Bill Van Amburg, senior vice president, CALSTART; Erin Gilchrist, director of fleet operations, Safelite AutoGlass; Sam Spofforth, executive director, Clean Fuels Ohio; and George Survant, senior fleet director, Time Warner Cable.
• C5NG’s Future in a Market of $2.50-per-Gallon Gas, 1:30–2:30 pm: CNG has been the fastest-growing alternative fuel in the work truck industry in recent years. Its momentum continues despite low conventional fuel costs. In this session, experts will share forecasted market expansion, as well as an outlook on CNG-fueled work trucks in the next few years. Presented by: Mike Britt, director of maintenance & engineering international operations, Ground Fleet, UPS; Steve Shearson, CNG commercialization manager, Constellation; and Steve Tam, vice president of commercial vehicle sector, ACT Research Co.
• Telematics: Finding Value Beyond Route Optimization, 2:30–3:45 pm: Many people equate telematics with GPS routing and geofencing, but it can do much more. Other capabilities include vehicle maintenance monitoring and scheduling; real-time vehicle fault identification; drive and duty cycle quantification; and driver behavior modification. During this presentation, end-user fleets, chassis manufacturers and systems providers will deliver valuable insights into these alternative uses. Presented by: Danny Kings, fleet engineer, Alabama Power Company; Eric Mallia, general manager, FleetCarma; and Greg Treinen, sales and marketing manager, Telematics–Detroit Connect, Daimler Trucks North America.
• Technology Solutions Almost Within Reach, 4–5 pm: Three industry experts will share their vision and understanding of technologies nearly on the horizon, such as driverless vehicles, advanced batteries, in-motion charging, and fuel cells. Gain insight into how these innovations will impact the future of fleet operations. Presented by: Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute, Wilson Center; Reuben Sarkar, deputy assistant secretary for Transportation, Department of Energy; and Joe Thompson, president, ROUSH CleanTech.
Also new this year: In addition to attending March 1 general sessions, Green Truck Summit registrants have the opportunity to choose from Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show concurrent sessions on March 2–3.
The March 2 sessions:
• Freightliner Trucks Advanced Drive and Fuel Technology, 8–9:15 am: With thousands of green vehicles in daily revenue service on the roads of North America, Daimler Trucks North America brands Freightliner Trucks and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation are recognized leaders in green technologies for the commercial vehicle industry. Learn about the latest alternative technologies and how vehicles equipped with these systems can be a productive and profitable part of your business model.
• How Drive and Duty Cycle Analysis Pays Off, 8–9:15 am: Representatives from the cities of Indianapolis and Orlando, Florida, will recount their experiences during a multiyear continuous improvement journey. Learn how keeping a basic approach and compounding technologies have paid off for both municipalities. Presented by: Ronnie Rhoton, fleet director, City of Indianapolis; and Bill Steiner, director, Portage County Solid Waste Management District.
• Meet the Engineering and Research Departments You Didn’t Know You Had, 8–9:15 am: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are all active in helping US fleets and organizations improve fuel use and transportation. Learn how you can take advantage of the resources they offer. Moderated by: Reuben Sarkar, deputy assistant secretary for transportation, Department of Energy.
• Redefining the Cab-Over Market, 8–9:15 am: Hino Trucks Class 4 Model 155 and Class 5 Models 195 diesel and 195h diesel-electric COE are doing well in the cab-over market. During this session, Hino Trucks will provide an update on COE trucks already deployed and how they are performing in the field.
• The Future of NGVs: New Technologies, Innovations and Advancements on the Road Ahead, 8–9:15 am: Natural gas-powered vehicles continue to play an important role in providing low-cost, low-carbon, reliable energy sources for fleets across a variety of applications and duty cycles. Continued advancements in engine technology, onboard storage, components and dispensers must keep up with consumer demand to continue growing the natural gas vehicle marketplace. This session will provide a look into the future by key leaders from the companies directly involved with technology development in these areas.
• The Propane Autogas Advantage: Reduce Your Total Cost of Ownership, 8-9:15 am: The costs of diesel add up quickly: expensive fuel, additional fluids and pricey particulate filters. These are the most influential reasons why propane autogas vehicles can save more money—from purchase to retirement of an asset. Learn more about propane’s total cost-of-ownership benefits and hear directly from a fleet taking advantage of the savings.
• Driver Behavior—A Make-or-Break Factor Influencing Your Technology and Fuel Management Strat, 9:30–10:45 am: Learn how gamification, rewards and developing grassroots with your drivers can create more and longer-lasting benefits from technology and fuel deployments.
• Idle Management—A Smart and Profitable Investment, 9:30–10:45 am: Idle management is a priority for most fleet managers today. In this session, learn how work-site energy systems, built-in truck technologies, and other techniques and equipment help deliver idle management dollars to boost your bottom line. Presented by: Paul Payne, senior automotive equipment analyst, City of Chicago, Department of Fleet and Facility Management.
• Implications of Phase Two Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Regulations for Work Trucks, 9:30–10:45 am: Work trucks have received more attention in greenhouse gas Phase Two regulations. In this session, experts will explain the rule and explore associated challenges and opportunities for vocational trucks. Presented by: Michael Kastner, managing director, NTEA; Matt Spears, center director, Heavy-Duty Diesel Programs, Environmental Protection Agency; and Cynthia Williams, associate director, Environmental and Regulatory Strategy, Ford Motor Company.
• The Power of the Connected Fleet Ecosystem, 9:30–10:45 am: Learn seven practical strategies to drive down costs, improve safety and dramatically reduce environmental impact.
The March 3 sessions:
• CNG Stations Require Maintenance and Upkeep—Just Like Your Work Trucks, 9:30–10:45 am: Fleet managers and industry consultants will provide firsthand, real-world insights on the day-to-day management, maintenance and upkeep of modern CNG fueling stations. Presented by: Rob Adams, principal, Marathon Corporation; and Bill Burns, fleet operations manager, City of Columbus.
• Economic Benefits of Commercial Vehicle Lightweighting Strategies, 9:30–10:45 am: More payload, less rolling mass and the ability to drop a full gross vehicle weight rating are all possibilities when lightweighting is incorporated into work truck applications. Members of the Green Truck Association (GTA) and GTA Lightweight Materials Technology Council will share examples and insights every fleet can leverage. Presented by: Omar B Sandlin II, vice president sales and marketing, Deist Industries Inc.
• Finding the Sweet Spot for Hybrids in
Your Work Truck Fleet, 9:30–10:45 am:
Hybrid technology is still being deployed by many fleets, despite low fuel costs. It continues to provide financial benefits for specific applications. Discover how these fleets are utilizing this technology and hear real-world experiences. Presented by: Edward Lovelace, CTO, XL Hybrids; Tim Reeser, president and co-founder, Lightning Hybrids; and Bob Sikorski, president & CEO, Stored Energy Solutions Inc.
• Sustainable Technologies: Finding Success the Second Time Around, 9:30–10:45 am: Many fleets deploy technologies that function but do not initially deliver expected results. Learn the different ways these fleets analyzed and leveraged their technologies to achieve savings objectives. Presented by: Brian Curry, director of fleet operations, Meade; Kevin Walkowicz, simulation, testing & integration manager, Transportation & Hydrogen Systems Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and John W Walton, vice president, Black Dog Corp.
• Telematics: Keeping Data Secure While Collecting Critical Information, 9:30–10:45 am: Find out how to keep your telematics data secure. Presenters will share state-of-the-art practices for extracting the information you need from the mass of databases you’re creating. Presented by: Colin Sutherland, vice president, Global Sales, Geotab; and a Florida Power and Light Representative.
Jay Leno, comedian, author, car builder, and longtime host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” will serve as keynote speaker. His address will take place Thursday, March 3, as part of the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting.
Leno was a staple of late-night television for more than 20 years. After serving as the exclusive guest host for “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” since September 1987, he took over “Tonight Show” hosting duties in 1992. He quickly took his show to the top of the ratings. After retiring from “The Tonight Show” in 2014, Leno started a popular web series focused on his love of cars, “Jay Leno’s Garage,” at jaylenosgarage.com. An avid stand-up comedian, he also makes more than 100 live appearances annually.
“Jay Leno is one of the most accomplished, hardest-working entertainers in show business,” says Matthew Wilson, 2016 NTEA Convention chairman, and chairman & CEO of Switch-N-Go, AmeriDeck & Bucks Divisions of Deist Industries Inc. “In addition to being a famous late-night host, he has pursued many other successful endeavors, including an online venture showcasing his affinity for automobiles. I think attendees will appreciate Leno’s relatable manner and comedic style as he shares his life lessons and experiences.”
The Work Truck Show includes more than 60 intensive educational programs on upfitting, regulatory compliance and business management topics. In addition, 16 of the world’s leading chassis manufacturers will use The Work Truck Show to provide detailed updates on what’s new and upcoming with their product lines including technical information on specifications and installation.
Industry Overview and Economic Outlook, Tuesday, March 1, 1:30–2:45 pm: Gain critical economic and market information to help optimize business planning processes. With expert analysis from NTEA’s staff economist and IHS’s director of commercial vehicle solutions, attendees will learn about work truck industry market trends and how they are impacted by US and global economic cycles. This session includes a North American chassis sales forecast—a critical component of market planning for many companies. Presented by: Stephen Latin-Kasper, director of market data and research, NTEA; and Gary Meteer Sr, director of commercial vehicle solutions, IHS Automotive.
Many Faces of Leadership, Tuesday, March 1, 1:30–2:45 pm: What is leadership? Regardless of how it’s defined, you know once you see it, and can then decide whether to settle for being a follower or reach for something far more difficult. Session attendees will examine key aspects of leadership, such as integrity, ability and charisma, and learn how these traits are both fostered and stifled. Also, explore visible—and hidden—aspects of leadership (hint: it requires more than charm). Discover why people follow leaders and find out if this quality is restricted to a few or accessible by many. Presented by: Peter de Jager, speaker/writer/consultant, de Jager & Co Ltd.
Getting Unstuck, Tuesday, March 1, 3–4:15 pm: What skills do you utilize when “stuck” during a task? Problem-solving is a method of approaching difficulties. Creativity involves coming up with new ideas. When you’re stopped, you need to fall back on a specific set of tricks and gimmicks to get started again. It’s part problem-solving, creativity and human psychology. The goal? Providing an emergency kit to help you get the job done. Presented by: de Jager.
Leadership Development and Transition in the New Economy—Critical Insights and Practical Strategies for Building Bench Strength, Tuesday, March 1, 3–4:15 pm: Even if they exist, most leadership development and transition plans are irrelevant to today’s business challenges. Demographic shifts, globalization, emerging communication technologies and economic uncertainty have changed the playing field, including what is required of leaders. Organizations, large and small, that have not engaged in planning for building executive bench strength and transitioning key positions are at great economic risk. There has been much talk of the new normal in American business but little practical discussion on how to retool leadership development and succession to meet new and future challenges facing companies. This thought-provoking session will provide: seven trends for the new economy; six essential leadership competencies necessary to compete in the 21st century; generational differences in aptitude, attitude, and practices; a framework for assessing how tomorrow’s businesses and roles should look; key steps to retool leadership succession planning and development for simplicity and effectiveness. Presented by: Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal, Interchange Group.
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 101, Wednesday, March 2, 8–9:15 am: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an integrated suite of information system modules supporting part or all of an organization’s business processes. Financials, manufacturing, warehousing, and reporting represent some of the many critical coverage areas. During this session, learn the benefits of ERP, how to get started and which specific modules are needed for your business. Join Technology Evaluation Centers for a dynamic discovery of the history and evolution of this software and find out how it can bring automation and controls to your operations. Presented by: Denis Rousseau, director of project delivery, Technology Evaluation Centers.
Why Lean Thinking and Shop Problem-Solving are Critical for Truck Equipment Distributors, Wednesday, March 2, 8–9:15 am: For the last several years, this energetic presenter has worked with distributors to bring innovative problem-solving and process improvement methods to mounting operations. Hear real work examples and learn techniques and tools to improve builds and profits in your shop. Presented by: Jon Sievert, senior vice president of operations, Henderson Products.
Maintenance and Repair Shop Management—Part 2, Wednesday, March 2, 9:30–10:45 am: Building on introductory information presented in Part 1, this session explores two key aspects of shop management: determining and managing in-house maintenance and repair (M&R) program costs, and measuring and managing and supervising maintenance technician performance. The increasing importance of data-driven management means fleet managers and maintenance staff must be familiar with, if not proficient in, techniques such as activity-based cost analysis and quantitative performance measurement and benchmarking. Case studies will illustrate how these methods can provide insights into strengths and weaknesses of an in-house M&R program—information that can’t be gained from firsthand observation or subjective judgment of fleet maintenance employees, no matter how experienced. Presented by: Scott Conlon, manager, Mercury Associates Inc.; and Keith Grant, manager, Mercury Associates Inc.
Using Financial Statements as a Management Tool, Thursday, March 3, 9:30–10:45 am: Financial statements offer a wealth of management information. Unfortunately, far too many organizations do not fully grasp what their statements indicate. This session is designed to close that gap in understanding. Learn how financial statements can reveal whether or not the factors that drive profit in a distribution business are being effectively managed. Review how fine-tuning various components in the statement can vastly improve bottom-line results. In addition, increase your comfort level when managing with metrics by finding out which ones to emphasize and how to stay on top of them. Presented by: Albert Bates, president, Profit Planning Group.
US and Canada Cross-Border Vehicle Importation and Exportation, Tuesday, March 1, 1:30–2:45 pm: US/Canada trade and border issue specialists will examine real-world scenarios where work trucks are transported between these countries in various forms of completion and discuss necessary requirements for border compliance. Presented by: Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute, Wilson Center; Jeffrey Phillips, managing director, Dawson Strategic; and Brian Staples, president, Trade Facilitation Services.
Does Your Company Walk the Talk? Wednesday, March 2, 9:30–10:45 am: All businesses want to stand apart from the competition—to be perceived as uniquely superior and the clear best choice. You offer big promises and branding propositions that dazzle. But from the customer’s perspective, do you really walk your talk? Are your actions congruent with the messages you send? In this session, Steve Miller, 18-year adviser to NTEA and the work truck industry, shares: why correcting this is critical to your marketing success; how your message might be too vague anyway; and where the most obvious hiccups may be in your walk and how to fix them. Presented by: Steve Miller, The Adventure LLC.
Questions You Wish You Had Asked When Evaluating an Enterprise Resource Planning System, Wednesday, March 2, 9:30–10:45 am: Identifying challenges of evaluating and selecting the right software for your organization is a great starting point. Building a strategy to minimize or eliminate issues is the next step before reaching the ultimate goal of successful software implementation. Technology Evaluation Centers will introduce a proven software assessment and selection approach highlighting the importance of verifiable data, objective decision-making processes, detailed plans and talented in-house or third-party experts. This session will help: pinpoint gaps in your current system; ensure a transparent process; reduce cost, risk, and duration of your initiative; choose the solution(s) that best satisfies your specific business requirements; offer rational financial justification with a clear audit trail; and build the foundation for implementation success. Presented by: Michael Thaw, director of sales and strategic accounts, Technology Evaluation Centers.
Finding Success with Work Truck Electrification, Tuesday, March 1, 1:30–2:45 pm: When properly utilized, work truck electrification has proven highly effective for reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Electrification can be applied to a vehicle’s propulsion system in the form of an electric or electric hybrid drive system; as a power export energy source (e-PTO) to operate truck-mounted equipment; or as a means of reducing incidental engine idle time associated with functions such as cab heating and cooling (hotel load management). Take this opportunity to learn more about how fleet managers have successfully electrified various work truck functions. Presented by: Dave Meisel, senior director of transportation and aviation, PG&E.
Optimizing Vehicle Performance Through Proper Truck Chassis Specification Development, Tuesday, March 1, 3–4:15 pm: Failure to accurately assess the aspects of designing of a work truck chassis can result in a vehicle that does not perform as required or has excessive maintenance and operating costs. Learn the process of identifying requirements for your next truck and matching components such as frame, suspension, driveline, and accessories to those needs. Properly following this procedure will help ensure your next work truck performs to expectations. Presented by: Ken Gillies, commercial lead–truck, Element Fleet Management.
Performance, Functional or Engineered Specifications — Which is Right for Your Truck Applications? Wednesday, March 2, 8–9:15 am: Written truck equipment and chassis specification styles typically fall into three primary categories: engineered, functional and performance-based. A fourth alternative combines features of two or more styles as appropriate. Learn key differences in the various types and gain a better understanding of where and how each is most effectively used. Presented by: Christopher Lyon, director of fleet relations, NTEA.
Modifying Your Powertrain to Optimize Performance, Thursday, March 3, 9:30–10:45 am: Most powertrains on Class 6, 7, and 8 trucks have programmable electronic features that can enhance operation. Gain insights into offerings from various engine and transmission manufacturers that can be turned on or off, or programmed with values to better control vehicle functions and optimize performance based on specific vehicle application. Topics include speed control, PTO control, splitshaft PTO control, auto neutral and interlock. Presented by: Joe Johansson, Consultant, Johansson & Associates LLC.
Understanding Why Weight Distribution is Critical for Truck Engineering, Performance and Regulatory Compliance, Thursday, March 3, 9:30–10:45 am: Are you sure your work truck is buildable? Weight and how it’s distributed affect all facets of vehicle design, manufacture, in-service use and performance. Explore safety and regulatory considerations associated with weight in each of these aspects to help determine Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard compliance and reliability. Presented by: Bob Raybuck, director of technical services, NTEA; and Steve Spata, technical assistance director, NTEA.
International Truck—UPDATE SESSION, Tuesday, March 1, 1:30–2:45 pm: During this session, International Truck will provide key technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn available vocation-specific options and gain insight into future plans related to the work truck industry.
Western Star Trucks—UPDATE SESSION, Tuesday, March 1, 1:30–2:45 pm: Western Star Trucks will present timely technical details on chassis specifications, design, body installation and equipment mounting options, as well as future plans related to the work truck industry.
Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles and GMC—UPDATE SESSION, Tuesday, March 1, 3–4:15 pm: The team will present timely technical details on chassis specifications, design, body installation and equipment mounting options, as well as future plans related to the work truck industry.
Freightliner Trucks—UPDATE SESSION, Tuesday, March 1, 3–4:15 pm: During this session, Freightliner Trucks will provide key technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn about available vocation-specific options and gain insights into future plans related to the work truck industry.
Mack Trucks Inc—UPDATE SESSION, Tuesday, March 1, 3–4:15 pm: During this session, Mack Trucks will provide the most up-to-date technical information on chassis specifications—including greenhouse gas 2017 impacts— that can affect the installation of bodies and equipment. Mack’s vocational products marketing manager and members of the body builder support team will present information to help optimize body and equipment installation as well as new product offerings from Mack.
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc—UPDATE SESSION, Wednesday, March 2, 8–9:15 am: During this session, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. will provide key technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn about available vocation-specific options and gain insights into future plans related to the work truck industry.
Kenworth Truck Company—UPDATE SESSION, Wednesday, March 2, 8–9:15 am: Kenworth Truck Company will present timely sales and technical details on chassis specifications, design, body installation and equipment mounting options, as well as future option content plans related to the work truck industry.
Ram Commercial—UPDATE SESSION, Wednesday, March 2, 8–9:15 am: During this session, Ram Commercial will provide key technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn about available vocation-specific options and gain insights into future plans related to the work truck industry.
Ford Commercial Vehicles—UPDATE SESSION, Wednesday, March 2, 9:30–10:45 am: During this session, Ford Commercial Vehicles will provide key technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn about available vocation-specific options and gain insights into future plans related to the work truck industry.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc—UPDATE SESSION, Wednesday, March 2, 9:30–10:45 am: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. will present timely technical details on chassis specifications, design, body installation and equipment mounting options, as well as future plans related to the work truck industry.
Peterbilt Motors Company—UPDATE SESSION, Wednesday, March 2, 9:30–10:45 am: Join Peterbilt Motors Company for this annual product review and learn new features and updates to its versatile lineup of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and tractors. Peterbilt will provide details on chassis specs, model designs, and body installation and equipment mounting options to make upfitting as efficient as possible.
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation—UPDATE SESSION, Thursday, March 3, 9:30–10:45 am: During this session, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation will provide key technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn about available vocation-specific options and gain insights into future plans related to the work truck industry.
Hino Trucks—UPDATE SESSION, Thursday, March 3, 9:30–10:45 am: Hino Trucks will present firsthand technical information on chassis specifications, design, body installation and equipment mounting options, as well as future plans related to the work truck industry.
Mercedes-Benz Vans—UPDATE SESSION, Thursday, March 3, 9:30–10:45 am: During this session, Mercedes-Benz Vans will provide key technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn about available vocation-specific options and gain insights into future plans related to the work truck industry. ♦