NTEA will move Green Truck Summit to a larger location for Work Truck Week® 2022 to meet unprecedented demand while maintaining comfortable spacing. Green Truck Summit shifts from the first floor of JW Marriott Indianapolis to the third-floor JW Grand Ballroom.
Work Truck Week takes place March 8–11, 2022, at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Green Truck Summit is March 8 at the adjacent JW Marriott Indianapolis. Education sessions run March 8–10, and the Work Truck Show exhibit hall is open March 9–11.
“The work truck industry is ready to get back together in person,” says Kevin Koester, NTEA managing director. “We hear daily from exhibitors and attendees how much they’re looking forward to reconnecting with their friends and colleagues, seeing all the new work trucks, equipment, and technology, and learning the latest trends and best practices. Registration for Green Truck Summit is running about 20% higher than in 2020, so we’re making this move to accommodate more people without overcrowding.”
Green Truck Summit is a full-day program focused on clean energy trends for commercial vehicles. It brings together government representatives, educators, fleets, manufacturers, and innovators to provide updates on industry’s path to zero emissions. Sessions offer insights for fleet managers as well as perspectives on the evolution of commercial vehicles and advanced technology development.
Liane Randolph, chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), will deliver the keynote address. John Davis, creator, host, and executive producer of MotorWeek, returns as emcee. New this year is a full slate of 16 short breakout sessions in the afternoon.
GREEN TRUCK SUMMIT SCHEDULE
Green Truck Summit begins at 8:30 am with remarks from Green Truck Association Chair Paul Kokalis, president of Fontaine Modification. Randolph takes the stage at 8:40 am. General sessions “How Hydrogen and Fuel Cells will Affect Work Trucks” and “Upfitting Electric Vehicles: Work Truck Industry Challenges and Opportunities” follow. The final general session, “Global Influences on Green Vehicle Technology,” takes place after lunch (included with registration). Then participants can choose which four 20-minute breakout sessions to attend over the next couple hours. Topics include green product updates, EV grants, how key industry segments are driving toward zero emissions, and maintenance for EVs and their chargers. Green Truck Summit concludes with a reception from 4–5 pm.
Green Truck Summit registration includes access to the Work Truck Show exhibit hall where attendees can check out the latest products from more than 500 exhibiting companies and can participate in the Work Truck Week Ride & Drive, March 9–10. Ride & Drive features 19 commercial vehicles with the latest advanced technologies, sustainability offerings, and alternative fuel applications. Participants can drive many of the vehicles on city streets. Full details can be found at worktruckweek.com/rideanddrivevehicles. Green Truck Summit attendees can also choose from dozens of additional education and training sessions throughout the week. These sessions cover topics such as chassis OEM updates, market trends, vehicle design and specification, risk mitigation, and vehicle regulations.
Popular networking events available as an add-on to Green Truck Summit or Work Truck Week registration include Opening Reception at Lucas Oil Stadium, Generation Next Leadership Workshop & Networking Reception, and NTEA Annual Meeting with keynote speaker Mike Rowe, executive producer, host, and best-selling author.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Additionally, to provide a reassuring environment, Work Truck Week 2022 will increase event and session room spacing. Attendees will also experience reduced touchpoints with more self-service registration kiosks and undergo a health screening before badge pickup. Further, US citizens can download the free CLEAR app to complete the Health Pass screening in advance to allow for secure and seamless entry upon arrival. Non-US citizens and those without access to the CLEAR app can complete a quick, three-question symptom survey at one of the on-site registration areas. Currently, masks are optional at Work Truck Week 2022, but NTEA supports usage as desired based on personal preference.
Find out more, visit www.worktruckweek.com.