The Work Truck Show 2020 offers industry professionals the opportunity not just to see the latest trucks and equipment from more than 500 exhibiting companies, but to participate in hands-on activities to get a deeper understanding of new technology and have a little fun in the process.
Work Truck Week runs March 3–6 at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Educational sessions, Green Truck Summit, and Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference begin March 3. The Work Truck Show exhibit hall opens March 4 and runs through noon on March 6.
WORK TRUCK SHOW RIDE-AND-DRIVE
The popular Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive on Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, sponsored by Allison Transmission, gives attendees the opportunity to meet key suppliers, see the industry’s latest advanced technologies and alternative fuel applications, and test-drive or ride in the latest vocational trucks. It’s open to all Work Truck Show 2020 attendees with no Ride-and-Drive registration required.
Ride-and-Drive participants include:
- The Allison Transmission Show Trailer
- The Cummins Electric Truck with Range Extending Engine (ETREE) project
- Ford’s new 2020 Transit cargo van
- Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation’s new MT50e walk-in van
- Ingevity’s adsorbed natural gas (ANG) bi-fuel Ford F-150 pickup truck
- Isuzu’s FTR Class 6 low cab forward truck equipped with a 20-foot Morgan refrigerated body with Maxon GPT-3 liftgate
- Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America’s first series-produced FUSO eCanter all-electric work truck
- Peterbilt’s Model 220
- Purdue University’s electric precision brine application vehicle
- SEA Electric’s Ford F-59 EV medium-duty step van and Transit EV 15-seat shuttle bus
- The Tropos ABLE electric dump truck
Attendees can learn how to safely use OTC DAIHEN’s completely mobile, fully enclosed and safety interlocked robotic welding system at demonstrations outside Rooms 109–110 on Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5. Enable the robot, move it around via remote control, and teach it to weld. This robotic welding system features a stationary table design to allow robotic weld training on small parts with the FD-H5 tabletop welding robot.
NTEA and industry experts have scheduled live demonstrations throughout the week of several new products and services.
- Benefits of Association membership, including technical support, market data, workforce development, government advocacy, fleet resources, events and training, partner services, and career center
- WorkTruckCert, a cloud-based resource for streamlined creation and printing of government-required vehicle certification labels.
- NTEA’s Vehicle Center of Gravity and Axle Weight Calculator, a web-based, interactive tool (free to members)
- NTEA’s cloud-based Vehicle Life Cycle Cost Tool, a free member resource designed to be flexible and user-friendly to accommodate a variety of truck life cycle analysis needs and different fleet structures
The Generation Next Leadership Workshop and Networking Reception on Wednesday, March 4, features Collision of Rhythm, a musical duo that incorporates drumming, tap dancing, rhythmic juggling, marimba, saxophone, and other instruments to demonstrate what’s possible with great teamwork. Attendees will learn how to enhance communication skills, leverage unique skillsets and amplify creativity during this special session. Registration is required—tickets are available for purchase separately.
This year’s opening reception on Tuesday, March 3, at JW Marriott will allow attendees to catch up with old friends and explore potential business opportunities in a fun, racetrack-themed setting. Participants can take part in arcade racing games, a pit stop tire change challenge, and micro reality racetrack. Registration is required—tickets are available for purchase separately.
Find out more, visit worktruckshow.com.
To see the interactive floor plan, create a personalized Show schedule or browse educational offerings, download the Work Truck Show 2020 mobile app.