Work Truck Show 2016 launches Green Truck Summit with other sessions

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.

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