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Leading Commercial EV Manufacturers to Provide Exclusive Updates at Work Truck Week 2023


NTEA added exclusive update sessions from five electric vehicle manufacturers to the Work Truck Week® 2023 educational conference. These EV sessions join the dozen OEM updates previously announced. During the sessions, manufacturer representatives will cover important technical information about their vehicle chassis, design, and powertrains. The Association also has released more information about the Special Session: Leadership Journeys – Highlighting Diverse Experiences.

Work Truck Week, North America’s largest work truck event, is held at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis March 7–10, 2023. It encompasses Green Truck Summit, The Work Truck Show®, Ride & Drive, and more. Green Truck Summit takes place at JW Marriott Indianapolis, adjacent to Indiana Convention Center, on March 7. Work Truck Week educational sessions run March 7–9 and Work Truck Show exhibits are open March 8–10. Ride & Drive, which lets attendees experience commercial vehicles featuring the latest advanced fuels and technologies, is available March 8–9. Register at


For more than 20 years, work truck chassis manufacturers have shared their latest chassis specifications and designs. They’ve reviewed body and equipment installation options and provided insight into vehicle plans during Work Truck Week OEM update sessions. This information is invaluable to upfitters as well as body builders looking to optimize their body and equipment designs and installation plans. As new EV chassis manufacturers have come online, fleet and commercial customers are looking for upfitters who can provide solutions using the new platforms.

“Our update sessions offer truck and body equipment manufacturers, installers, and upfitters the opportunity to get the facts they need to support their end-user customers and manage their businesses,” explains Kevin Koester, NTEA managing director. “There are a lot of questions and concerns about how to upfit electric vehicles, and as North America’s premier commercial vehicle event, Work Truck Week is an ideal venue to facilitate these conversations.”

The EV update sessions will be held on Thursday, March 9. Participating manufacturers are Cenntro Automotive Corporation as well as Lion Electric, Lordstown Motors, VIA Motors Inc., and Xos Inc.

Other OEM update sessions begin Tuesday, March 7, and run through Thursday, March 9. Participating companies include Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles, Daimler Truck North America, Ford Pro, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Hino Trucks, and International Truck. Others include Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Kenworth Truck Company, Mack Trucks, Mercedes-Benz USA, Peterbilt Motors Company, and Ram Commercial.


The Work Truck Week 2023 educational program includes a variety of targeted sessions. These sessions allow experts and thought leaders to share strategies to help improve efficiency, implement best practices, and grow operations. Concurrent sessions address market data as well as industry trends, vehicle engineering, compliance, government relations, advanced fuels, vehicle technology, workforce development, and more. Conference Package attendees can access on-demand materials from many concurrent sessions through their WTW23 Planner.

A new special session takes place Thursday, March 9. During Leadership Journeys – Highlighting Diverse Experiences, leaders from the commercial vehicle community will share their success experiences. NTEA Board Chair Tina Albright, vice president of HR/safety at TBEI Inc., will moderate this interactive panel discussion. Confirmed participants include Amy Dobrikova, vice president of fleet solutions at Blink Charging Co., and Exavious (Za) Farley, founder/CEO at Black Fleet Network.

Also on Thursday, Creating a Roadmap to Increase Truck Dealer Commercial Vehicle Sales is designed to provide a blueprint to help truck dealers grow their business. It’s led by Ken Taylor, president at Ken Taylor & Associates. Further, Indiana LTAP returns with a fleet educational program on The Importance of Selecting the Right Equipment for Your Municipal Fleet. Purdue Road School offers two sessions, Indiana Statutes and Rules for Professional Engineering Licensure and Professionalism and Ethics in the Practice of Engineering.

Finally, the popular Fleet Management 101 led by Marc Canton and Tony Yankovich of Mercury Associates Inc., returns Wednesday, March 8. The Generation Next Leadership Workshop & Networking Reception EQ + TQ = Positive Workplace Climate is also Wednesday. Coach Sidney Moncrief, Hall of Famer and motivational speaker, discusses how managing a staff’s emotional intelligence (EQ) with their teamwork intelligence (TQ) results in sustainable transformation in workplace climate.

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News courtesy of Simpson Communications, LLC

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