Thursday, February 28, 2013

North America’s Largest Work Truck Event Returns to Indianapolis Next Week

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (Feb. 26, 2013) — More than 10,000 work truck industry professionals are set to descend on Indianapolis next week for North America’s largest work truck event. The Work Truck Show® 2013 runs March 6−8 at the Indiana Convention Center and features 500,000 square feet of the newest vocational trucks, vans and equipment.

Governmental agencies and private companies rely on work trucks every day to get their jobs done, particularly in the construction, utility, municipal, delivery, landscaping and agricultural industries. The Work Truck Show offers something for everyone, including educational sessions, product introductions and unique test drives on city streets.



“This is the biggest week of the year for many people in our industry,” says Shawn Jacobs, NTEA 2013 Convention chairman and president & CEO of STS Trailer & Truck Equipment (Syracuse, NY). “The Work Truck Show is where new chassis, bodies, equipment, components and technologies are launched. Educational sessions start March 5, a day before the show floor opens, because we have so many topics to cover.”

Off the 500,000 square-foot show floor, attendees can take part in the interactive Green Truck Ride-and-Drive. It is the only event in the country that offers real-world test drives in more than 20 commercially viable advanced hybrid and alternative fuel vocational vehicles. The Ride-and-Drive route takes participants onto the streets of Indianapolis and around Lucas Oil Stadium before returning to the Convention Center, giving them a true idea about how the trucks perform.

Other event highlights include keynote entertainment from largest-selling comedy-recording artist Jeff Foxworthy at the President’s Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting on March 7 and an Opening Reception at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 5.

Last year’s Work Truck Show, which was also held at the Indiana Convention Center, was the largest in history with 563 exhibitors and more than 10,400 attendees. Shortly after it wrapped up, the NTEA committed to holding the event in Indianapolis through 2016.

“Indianapolis has been great,” says Jacobs. “We used to rotate the show among several cities, but have settled on Indianapolis because attendance records have been broken every time it’s been here, including last year, 2011, 2007 and 2005. Exhibit space for 2013 has been sold out since October, so we expect it to be another great year.”

The Indiana Convention Center serves as a convenient site for the 53 exhibiting companies from across the state, including:

Aero Industries, Inc. (Indianapolis)
Alexander Screw Products/Weightlifter (Indianapolis)
Allison Transmission, Inc. (Indianapolis)
Amerimax (Bristol)
Andy Mohr Truck Center (Indianapolis)
ASA/Voyager Cameras (Elkhart)
AUTOCAR INDUSTRIES (Hagerstown)
Better Way Products (New Paris)
Boss Industries, Inc. (La Porte)
Clean Seal, Inc. (South Bend)
CNG Source, Inc. (Indianapolis)
Crosspoint Kinetics (Indianapolis)
CTW (Greenwood)
Cummins, Inc. (Columbus)
Delco Remy (Pendleton)
ECHO Automotive (Anderson)
EZ Trac - TDS Drive (Brookston)
Greater Indiana Clean Cities (Mooresville)
Green Alternative Systems (Elkhart)
IMMI/Cargo Buckle (Westfield)
IMPCO Automotive (Union City)
Jason Industries, Inc. (Elkhart)
KampCo Steel Products, Inc. (Elkhart)
Liquid Spring LLC (Lafayette)
MCC Equipment & Service Center (Indianapolis)
Meyer Distributing (Jasper)
Mid-State Truck Equipment (Fishers)
Midway Specialty Vehicles (Elkhart)
Monroe Custom Bodies, Inc. (Greenfield)
MOR/ryde International (Elkhart)
Muncie Power Products (Muncie)
Nagy FleetNet, Inc. (Elkhart)
Power-Packer, Inc. (Mishawaka)
ProAir (Elkhart)
RC Industries, Inc. (Elkhart)
Real Power/Contour Hardening, Inc. (Indianapolis)
Reelcraft Industries, Inc. (Columbia City)
Remy, Inc. (Pendleton)
Rotary Lift (Madison)
Ryder Transportation, Inc. (Indianapolis)
Speedway LLC/SuperFleet (Indianapolis)
Sto-Away Power Cranes, Inc. (Crown Point)
Sun Power Technologies (Whitestown)
Supreme Corporation (Goshen)
TKO Graphix (Plainfield)
Tower Structural Laminating (Ligonier)
Truck Accessories Group - LEER Fleet/Pace Edwards (Elkhart)
TST-Transportation Safety Technologies, Inc./Riverside Mfg. LLC (Fort Wayne)
Utilimaster Corp. (Bristol)
Vanair Manufacturing, Inc. (Michigan City)
Van's Electrical Systems (Indianapolis)
Warner Bodies (Noblesville)
Zuncin/YSN (Elkhart)

Produced annually by the NTEA, The Work Truck Show is open to all work truck industry professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers.

To register, visit www.ntea.com or call 1-800-441-6832. On-site registration is also available.

Connect with the NTEA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NTEA.TheAssociationForTheWorkTruckIndustry, and join the Work Truck Show conversation on Twitter with the official hashtag: #wts2013.

About NTEA

Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,550 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.

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