Work Truck Show registration open

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (Oct. 21, 2010) — Registration is now open for North America’s largest work truck event, The Work Truck Show® 2011. Register online at to explore 500,000 square feet of the newest truck chassis, bodies, equipment and components. Choose from more than 40 training sessions to help improve fleet and shop operations. Sign up for the popular Green Truck Summit or expanded Fleet Management Symposium. Interact with thousands of industry peers, meet with suppliers, and receive unprecedented technical and engineering support.

The Work Truck Show 2011 is held in conjunction with the 47th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, March 8-10, 2011. The Convention, Green Truck Summit and educational programming begin March 7.

“If you can attend only one industry event in 2011, make it The Work Truck Show,” says Steve Sill, NTEA convention chairman and president of Aspen Equipment Co. (Bloomington, MN). “The Work Truck Show offers four full days of unmatched training, innovative product launches, abundant networking opportunities and specialized equipment that you just won’t find anywhere else.”

The Work Truck Show 2011 fills the recently expanded Indiana Convention Center with Class 1-8 trucks, components and equipment from a diverse range of global manufacturers. Dozens of new products, including the hottest new vocational trucks, are launched at the Work Truck Show. In addition to expansive booths displaying their new vehicles, 15 of the leading chassis manufacturers provide detailed updates on what’s new and upcoming with their product lines, including technical information on specifications and installation. These chassis update sessions are scheduled as part of the educational conference March 7-9.

Fleet management professionals in any industry or government agency may benefit from the expanded Fleet Management Symposium. In the Symposium, consultant Kelly Walker, president of Kelly Walker Associates, (Dallas, TX) and Bob Johnson, fleet relations director for the NTEA, teach methods to drastically improve fleet and shop productivity while reducing costs. Separate, advance registration for the Symposium is required. The Fleet Management Symposium runs from 9:00AM–4:00PM Monday, March 7, and continues on March 8 from 9:00AM–12:00PM.

Fleet managers are also invited to an exclusive Training Session & Networking Luncheon covering “Implementing a Complete Fuel Management Program to Increase Performance and Reduce Costs” on Wednesday, March 9, from 11:30AM-1:30PM. Ticket required.

Some of the other educational sessions designed for fleet managers include: “Developments in Statistical Fleet Analysis,” “Optimizing Work Truck Body and Equipment Specifications,” “How to Maximize Tire Life-Cycles & Minimize Overall Cost,” and “The Implications of Managing an Aging Fleet.” A full course schedule is available at

Additional Work Truck Show 2011 highlights include:

• Keynote address by John Cleese at the President’s Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 7:30AM-9:15AM.

• Green Truck Summit on Monday, March 7, 8:00AM-5:15PM (reception to follow) and Tuesday, March 8, 8:00AM-11:30AM.

• Opening Reception at Conseco Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers NBA team, Monday, March 7, 6:30PM-9:00PM.

• Green Truck Ride-and-Drive Tuesday, March 8, and Wednesday, March 9, 12:00PM-4:30PM.

• Special Sessions: “What Your Customers Really Want” and “How to Reduce Comebacks, Eliminate Rework & Increase Customer Satisfaction,” both held on Monday, March 7, 9:00AM-12:00PM.

• YEN Leadership Workshop & Networking Reception about “The Implications of Organizational Change on Your Business,” Tuesday, March 8, 3:00PM-5:00PM.

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

For a complete event schedule, interactive floor plan, housing and registration, visit, or call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832).

Established in 1964, the NTEA is the leading association supporting the work truck and trailer industry. The Association currently 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. The 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.