President George W. Bush named keynote speaker for The Work Truck Show 2012

President George W. Bush Named Keynote Speaker for The Work Truck Show® 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (Sept. 29, 2011) — NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, welcomes President George W. Bush as the keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show® 2012. President Bush will speak at the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 7. The Breakfast event runs from 7:30am–9:15am. The Work Truck Show 2012 will be held at the Indiana Convention Center, March 5-8, 2012.

President Bush served as commander in chief for two consecutive terms from 2001 to 2008. Prior to his presidency, he served for six years as governor of Texas. He was the first governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive terms.

At The Work Truck Show, the 43rd president of the United States will offer his insights into the challenges facing our nation in the 21st century, the power of freedom, the role of faith and other timely and pressing issues.

“President Bush led this country through times of great economic growth, as well as times of national tragedy,” says Frank Livas, NTEA 2012 convention chairman and senior vice president of Brake & Clutch, Inc. (Salem, MA). “It is a privilege to have him address our members and event attendees. We look forward to hearing his reflections on the presidency and his thoughts on leadership and decision-making.”

During his presidency, he promoted reform policies on the economy, health care, education and social security, and implemented free trade agreements with more than a dozen nations. He signed into law broad tax cuts, and during his tenure, the United States recorded the lowest unemployment rates since WWII, with 52 straight months of job creation.

President Bush was in office on September 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the United States. In response, he created the Department of Homeland Security and signed into law the USA Patriot Act. Since 2009, he has worked on developing the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, which includes the Presidential Library and Museum, Archives, and the George W. Bush Institute.  President Bush is a sought-after speaker and recent author of the book Decision Points.

President Bush will be the second former U.S. president to address The Work Truck Show. His father, President George H.W. Bush, was the keynote speaker in 2004.

The President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting at which President Bush will speak is open to Show attendees by ticket only. Tickets usually sell out early, so advance registration is recommended. Tickets are $59 for NTEA members and $79 for nonmembers (if purchased on or before Jan. 20, 2012). A ticket is also included in the Complete Event Package, which is $339 for NTEA members and $419 for nonmembers (if purchased on or before Jan. 20, 2012).

Produced annually by the NTEA, The Work Truck Show is North America’s largest vocational truck event. It showcases more than 500,000 square feet of Class 1-8 vocational trucks and equipment. The event brings together thousands of work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers.

The Work Truck Show also leads the industry with world-class training and technical sessions. More than 60 educational programs address topics such as hybrid and alternative fuel technologies, specification writing, truck upfitting, fleet productivity and industry trends.

Registration for The Work Truck Show 2012 opens in October. For additional event information, visit or call 1-800-441-6832.

Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents nearly 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.