Registration Open for The Work Truck Show 2010

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Registration is now open for North America's largest work truck event, The Work Truck Show 2010. Register online at www.ntea.com to explore 500,000 square feet of cutting-edge truck components, equipment and full-size vocational trucks. Attendees can choose from more than 40 training sessions to help improve their operations, including a full-day Fleet Management Symposium and a Truck Fleet Manager Training Session and Networking Luncheon open exclusively to fleet managers.

The Work Truck Show 2010 is held in conjunction with the 46th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, March 10-12, 2010 at America's Center in St. Louis, MO. The Convention, educational sessions and Green Truck Summit open March 9.

"We know that organizations have to consider all travel costs very carefully," says Allen Birmingham, NTEA Convention chairman and national sales manager of Tommy Gate Co. (Phoenix, AZ). "That's why the NTEA has been working overtime to ensure that The Work Truck Show 2010 is the one event fleet managers must attend in 2010. We've teamed up with the industry's leading companies to put together an unmatched line-up of training, new product launches and equipment that you just can't find anywhere else. If you can only make it to one show in 2010, make it The Work Truck Show!"

The Work Truck Show 2010 floor fills both America's Center and the Edward Jones Dome with Class 1-8 trucks, components and specialized equipment from a diverse range of global manufacturers. Dozens of new products are launched at the Work Truck Show. To make it easier to seek out the latest developments, many new products are identified in the show directory and on signage with a New Product Spotlight logo.

Chassis manufacturers do more than just show off their new trucks at the Work Truck Show - 10 give full-blown presentations covering what's new and upcoming with their product lines. For example, representatives of Hino will discuss the company's chassis cab model line-up changes for 2011, 2012 and 2013, as well as new options for the service/utility market. General Motors Fleet and Commercial Operations will focus on significant improvements planned for the Silverado and HD chassis to better serve the commercial truck market. International Truck plans to talk about its Advanced EGR and hybrid technology. These chassis update sessions are scheduled as part of the educational conference March 9-11.

Fleet management professionals in any industry or government agency may benefit from the Fleet Management Symposium. In the Symposium, consultant Kelly Walker, president of Kelly Walker Associates, (Dallas, TX) teaches methods to drastically improve fleet and shop productivity while reducing costs. Separate, advance registration for the Symposium is required. Registration includes entry into The Work Truck Show 2010 and all concurrent educational sessions. The Symposium runs from 8:30am-4:30pm on Tuesday, March 9.

Fleet management professionals are also invited to an exclusive Training Session & Networking Luncheon to find out "What's Wildly Important - Using Data to Manage Fleet Costs" on Thursday, March 11, from 11:30am-1:30pm. At this session, Steve Saltzgiver, director, State of Georgia Office of Fleet Management (Atlanta, GA) will share ideas and success stories about reducing and controlling fleet costs. The luncheon also gives fleet managers an opportunity to meet and learn from each other.

Some of the other educational sessions designed for fleet managers include: Fleet Management Survival Strategies for the Next Decade, Optimizing Work Truck Body and Equipment Design, Trailer and Towing Factors for Class 1-4 Trucks, and Spec'ing Truck Chassis to Match Job Requirements and Optimize Performance. A full schedule is available at http://www.ntea.com/content.aspx?id=3456&audience=FL.

 Additional Work Truck Show 2010 highlights include:

  • Inspirational keynote address by William Shatner at the President's Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 11.
  • Expanded Green Truck Summit on Tuesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 10.
  • Fortifying industry connections and reconnecting with peers at the Opening Reception in America's Center on Tuesday, March 9.
  • Taking the latest hybrid and alternative fuel work trucks for a spin in the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive Wednesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 11 from 12:00 pm -4:30 pm.

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 www.ntea.com, or call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832).

Established in 1964, the NTEA is the leading association supporting the $101 billion work truck and trailer industry. The Association currently represents nearly 1,700 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. For more information, call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832), or visit www.ntea.com.

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