For the Work Truck Show, produced annually by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), Indianapolis is like a comforter your grandmother made for you when you were a child.

The Show, North America’s largest work truck event, will be held for the seventh straight year in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center. Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit educational sessions begin March 14, and the exhibit hall is open March 15–17.

But the NTEA is always looking to freshen things up, so it has added the Wreck Room, a lounge equipped with classic arcade games where attendees can relax and network.

Most importantly, it has added some new educational sessions with the goal of “helping attendees with the myriad of regulatory, environmental and competitive challenges they face,” says Steve Carey, NTEA’s executive director.

Those include:

•  How to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard rearview camera requirements (FMVSS 111). Demonstrations on how new visibility rules will impact vehicles rated under 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, with phase-in effective May 2017 and full compliance by May 2018.

•  Impact of greenhouse gas (GHG) Phase 2 rules, and the opportunities it affords multi-stage manufacturers. See how the rules, jointly issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will impact large pickups, vans, tractors, vocational trucks, and trailers as they are phased in between 2021 and 2027. Also, learn about the benefits and upside potential of “delegated assembly” that will allow multi-stage manufacturers, downstream converters, and upfitters to coordinate with OEMs to account for any GHG-reducing fuel or technology being added to a vehicle.

•  Explore how small and medium-sized work truck companies can leverage new rapid prototyping technologies. From design to finished product, see a live presentation of how technologies including 3D CAD, CAM, validation, visualization, 3D scanning, 3D printing, and others can help optimize the R&D process—reducing costs, saving time, speeding production, eliminating waste, and decreasing risk.

•  Cost comparison of insourcing vs. outsourcing maintenance and repairs. Learn the key quantitative (cost) and qualitative (service level and quality) factors that should go into making sound insourcing versus outsourcing decisions.

•  Tactics for recruiting and retaining quality technicians. Several successful fleet managers share how to overcome the industry shortage of technicians and become employers of choice.

•  Gain a global perspective of the commercial vehicle market and how it impacts your company. Learn how US and international vocational truck industries are changing through a presentation that identifies and analyzes market trends. And, most importantly, how these factors will affect the future of your company.

“At the show, industry professionals can take courses on satisfying federal safety requirements, optimizing fleet maintenance and recruiting the next generation of technicians,” Carey says. “At the same venue, they can talk one-on-one with exhibiting company product engineers, get the latest product developments from leading work truck OEMs, explore fuel-saving technologies and alternative fuels, and ask NTEA staff their individual technical and regulatory questions. It’s a can’t-miss event.”

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.

Dr Wilfried Achenbach, senior vice president of engineering and technology for Daimler Trucks North America, will serve as keynote speaker at the Green Truck Summit on Tuesday, March 14, at 8:45 am. His address will offer insights into the technology, energy, and environmental issues that will shape the future of the work truck industry, based on his experience in truck mechatronics, a multidisciplinary field of engineering that combines systems, mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, control, and computer engineering.

Achenbach is responsible for all product engineering and planning functions, including design, testing, styling, analysis, and compliance. He is a member of Daimler Trucks North America’s Operating Committee, the thought leadership team that guides the company’s decisions regarding technological evolutions and developments to meet the future needs of customers and the environment. Fleet managers, truck dealers, equipment distributors, manufacturers, and upfitters will benefit from his global perspective on how work trucks will evolve—in terms of technology, fuel and functionality—over the next 20 to 30 years, and how concepts evolve into actions to produce a reliable, production-ready vehicle.

“Being one of the handful of people in the world who sit in a position to influence the advancement of work truck technologies for the next several decades makes Dr Achenbach a really interesting choice for keynote speaker this year,” says Doyle Sumrall, NTEA’s managing director. “Among other things, he has a solid vision of vehicle electrification that closely parallels this year’s Green Truck Summit theme of creating an impactful and efficient path to zero-emission commercial vehicles.”

Prior to joining Daimler Trucks North America, Achenbach was responsible for mechatronics systems for Daimler AG in Stuttgart, Germany, focusing on electrical and electronics development for the next generation of European trucks. Concurrently, he led the mechatronics group within the global Daimler Trucks development organization. Before moving to Daimler Trucks, Achenbach held various positions within the passenger car division, focused on driving dynamics and driver assistance, also spending several years in a senior executive position at Chrysler. He earned a diploma in physics and a PhD in nuclear physics at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.

Following Achenbach’s address, Green Truck Summit attendees will participate in a variety of general sessions offering balanced perspectives from vocational truck and energy industry experts.

In addition to attending March 14 general sessions, Green Truck Summit registrants have the opportunity to choose from Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show concurrent sessions on March 15–16.

 

General sessions on March 14:

•  Government Objectives for Zero-Emission Transportation, 9:30–10:45 am: Government and agency leaders will present the vision and outlook on regulations, policies, and drivers making zero-emission movement of people and goods a priority for national policymakers. Presented by: Reuben Sarkar, deputy assistant secretary for transportation, Department of Energy; and other government representatives.

•  Paving the Path to Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles: Fuel and Technology Options, 11 am–noon: Industry leaders from UPS and the Union of Concerned Scientists will offer insights on ways to move toward a future of zero-emission commercial fleets. Topics include advancing today’s long-range vision using currently available fuels and technologies as well as deploying upcoming innovation in vehicle applications and duty cycles where most impactful, with reflection points at 2030 and 2050. Presented by: Mike Britt, director of maintenance & engineering international operations, ground fleet, UPS; and Dave Cooke, senior vehicles analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists.

•  Renewable Fuels Come in All Shapes and Sizes, 1:15–2:15 pm: Renewable fuels have evolved to include natural gas, propane, electricity and diesel, with hydrogen, DME, and other options likely to follow. Top fleet managers and the scientific community will share analysis on developmental needs and volume possibilities, covering how systematic matching of vehicle applications and fuel types can meet sustainability objectives and reduce overall life cycle costs. Presented by: Gary Lentsch, fleet supervisor, Eugene Water & Electric Board; Robert L McCormick, principal engineer and platform lead, fuels performance, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and other industry presenters.

•  Delegated Assembly Provisions in GHG Phase Two — A Potential Game-Changer for Multi-Stage Commercial Vehicles, 2:15–3:15 pm: The delegated assembly provision in GHG Phase 2 regulations cites auxiliary power units, aerodynamic devices, hybrid components, and natural gas fuel tanks. It opens possibilities for downstream converters and commercial vehicle upfitters to enter into contractual relationships with the certificate-holding manufacturer to account for any GHG-reducing fuel or technology being added to a vehicle. The EPA and industry experts will discuss the benefits and potential this unique provision offers the commercial vehicle industry. Presented by: Matt Spears, center director, heavy-duty diesel standards, EPA; and other industry presenters.

•  Technology Confidence Reports for Commercial Vehicle Freight Movement, 3:30–4:30 pm: Learn how fleets are incorporating new products and technologies into their commercial vehicles. Finalization of GHG Phase 2 regulations is providing a catalyst for innovation on both vocational and long-haul truck and trailer configurations used for freight movement. These new products and technology applications can save fuel and lower emissions but may come with challenges. Presented by: Mike Roeth, executive director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

•  Next Steps for the Future of Work Trucks, 4:30–5 pm: Gain industry perspective on next steps and actions for today to advance the vision of an effective, efficient path to zero emissions. Presented by: Sumrall.

 

Special sessions on March 14:

•  Rapid Prototyping for Small and Mid-Sized Companies, 8:30–11:30 am: Explore the product development life cycle from design to manufacturing. Technologies including 3D CAD, CAM, validation, visualization, 3D scanning, 3D printing, and others will be employed during this live presentation. Experts will discuss the concepts and show an example of the process with a real-life component related to the work truck industry. Learn how leveraging 3D design and manufacturing tools can help optimize your process— reducing costs, saving time, speeding production, eliminating waste and decreasing risk. Presented by: Derek Ellis, Sr. application engineer, additive manufacturing, Computer Aided Technology LLC; and Bob McGaughey, emerging products manager, Computer Aided Technology LLC.

•  Straightforward Approach to Lean Implementation for Truck Equipment Upfitters, 9 am–4 pm: See what other NTEA member companies have done to move shop productivity to a new level through workplace organization and streamlining custom jobs. This workshop is targeted to business owners and shop managers who want to learn how to get on the path to gaining a minimum 20% increase in shop productivity without adding personnel or equipment and without shutting down current operations. Attendees will have the chance to participate in a hands-on upfit exercise modeling shop activity and improvement. Presented by: Doug Hanawalt, productivity improvement specialist, Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership; and Ed Hlava, productivity improvement specialist, Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

•  Fleet Management 101, 9 am–4 pm: Conducted by senior professionals from Mercury Associates Inc, the largest dedicated fleet management consulting firm in North America, this seminar offers a thorough introduction to the most important elements of an effective fleet management program. If you are new to fleet management or are a business owner, agency director, or procurement or finance official who serves as the de facto fleet manager in your organization, this workshop is for you. Topics include maintenance program design and shop operations management; outsourcing and supplier management; performance measurement and benchmarking; managing vehicle total cost of ownership; and fleet replacement. Presented by: Steve Saltzgiver, manager, Mercury Associates Inc; and Tony Yankovich, senior manager, Mercury Associates Inc.

 

Special session on March 16:

•  What the Industry Needs to Know About Recruiting & Keeping Millennials ... from Millennials, 1:30–2:45 pm: Millennials comprise nearly half of the US workforce. Their expectations—for diversity, transparency, collaboration, flexible work, and positive social atmospheres—are challenging workplace practices. Having been introduced to these concepts and Millennials’ incredible demographic influence, other generations are adopting a similar mentality. How well do you understand Millennials in your workforce? Do you know how to effectively find and keep them as employees? Designed for NTEA members, this candid panel discussion focuses on work truck industry challenges and opportunities in recruiting and retaining skilled talent. Attendees will hear from key industry Millennials (including members of NTEA’s Generation Next) regarding their experiences, attitudes and work expectations, while considering what companies must do to become employers of choice in the new economy. Moderated by: Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal, Interchange Group. Panelists: Andrew Dawson, manager, marketing & advertising, Muncie Power Products Inc; Amy Dobrikova, president, Intelligent Fleet Solutions; Jennifer Pellersels, customer relations manager, Altec Industries; Steven Lopez, general truck sales manager, Hissong Group Inc.; and Nathan Gibson, VP of sales, Canfield Equipment Service Inc.

 

Keynote speakers

Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long, two of professional football’s most colorful analysts and the best of friends, will share the stage as keynote speakers. The Hall of Fame inductees will provide insights into the Hall’s five core values that are as essential for success in business as they are for America’s favorite game: commitment, integrity, courage, respect, and excellence. Their address takes place Thursday, March 16, as part of the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting.

For more than two decades, Bradshaw and Long have worked together on Fox NFL Sunday. Bradshaw refers to their relationship as like “the odd couple,” and they are different in a number of ways. They’re 12 years apart in age. Bradshaw grew up in Louisiana; Long in Boston. One was a quarterback, the other a defensive lineman. One was a Steeler, the other a Raider. What they do have in common is football savvy and business experience—and a strong sense of humor.

“You can expect this keynote address to be both informative and entertaining,” says Adam Keane, 2017 convention chairman and executive vice-president of Allied Body Works Inc (Seattle, Washington). “Long and Bradshaw know a lot about teamwork and achievement. They are both successful athletes, business owners, and movie stars, as well as community and charitable supporters. Their style is fun, and their message inspirational.”

Bradshaw was the first quarterback to win four Super Bowl championships, piloting the Steelers while calling his own plays. After retiring from the game in 1984, he went on to become an award-winning broadcast sports analyst. He is also a movie and television actor, author of five books, breeder of championship quarter horses, and has recorded four albums as a gospel/country singer. In addition, he has been an entrepreneur, having once owned a cattle-breeding business.

On the gridiron, Long was regarded as one of the most-feared defensive players in the NFL for 13 seasons, including the Raiders’ Super Bowl-winning 1984 season. In addition to his Emmy award-winning career as a sports analyst, Long has appeared in five movies, been a television advertising brand ambassador for many national brands, and co-authored the book, Football for Dummies. Long is a co-owner and contributor to The Experts Network (TXN), an interactive digital sports network. He is active in a number of charitable and philanthropic endeavors, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Educational sessions

The Work Truck Show includes more than 60 intensive educational programs on upfitting, regulatory compliance and business management topics. In addition, 16 of the world’s leading chassis manufacturers will use The Work Truck Show to provide detailed updates on what’s new and upcoming with their product lines including technical information on specifications and installation.

 

MANAGEMENT

Understanding the Global Commercial Vehicle Market and its Impact on Your Company, Tuesday, March 14, 1:30–2:45 pm: To fully grasp the US work truck industry’s evolving dynamics, it’s important to have a global commercial vehicle perspective. During this session, Tim Campbell will share his insights, identifying and analyzing emerging market trends. Learn how US and international vocational truck industries are changing and, most importantly, how these factors affect your company. Presented by: Tim Campbell, managing director, TruckWorld TV.

Work Truck Industry Overview and Outlook, Tuesday, March 14, 3–4:15 pm: Gain critical economic and market information to help optimize business planning processes. With expert analysis from NTEA’s staff economist and IHS’s director of commercial vehicle solutions, attendees will learn about work truck industry market trends and how they are affected by US and global economic cycles. This session includes a North American chassis sales forecast—a critical component of market planning for many companies. Presented by: Steve Latin-Kasper, director of market data and research, NTEA; and Gary Meteer Sr, director of commercial vehicle solutions, IHS Automotive.

Advancing Sustainability Objectives and Reducing Operating Costs with Lightweighting, Wednesday, March 15, 8–9:15 am: Payload management, rolling mass reduction, and the ability to choose vehicles with a lower gross vehicle weight rating are all possibilities for today’s truck applications. Learn how lightweighting strategies can save money and potentially reduce driver regulatory requirements. Presented by: Omar B Sandlin II, vice president of business development, Drive Products.

Culture: The Competitive Advantage, Wednesday, March 15, 8–9:15 am: Leadership behavior and culture directly influence organizational performance, customer service, staff engagement, and retention. By developing a culture where people lead, innovate and are fully engaged, you can create a long-term competitive advantage, utilizing employee strengths to overcome challenges and create your next breakthrough. Attendees will receive a free digital copy of The Engagement Guide for Managers. Presented by: Josh Schneider, director, Millennial and Employee Engagement Institute.

The Step-by-Step Process for Obtaining MVP Member Status, Wednesday, March 15, 8–9:15 am: Hear how NTEA’s Member Verification Program (MVP) can benefit many aspects of your business and what it takes to achieve this distinction. Program experts will lead a detailed discussion on the process for obtaining MVP member status. Participate in a live tutorial of the application process and get your questions answered in real time. Presented by: Susan Dehne, senior director of technical services, NTEA; and Bob Raybuck, director of technical services, NTEA.

NHTSA Reporting Requirements for Multi-Stage Manufacturers, Wednesday, March 15, 9:30–10:45 am: A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) representative will detail the various reporting requirements for multi-stage vehicle manufacturers. To reduce your company’s compliance risks, it’s important to understand what information should be reported to NHTSA. This session will help you build the necessary processes to properly submit required early warning data for potential motor vehicle defects as well as non-safety bulletins and customer communications. Presented by: Bruce York, program manager, NHTSA/ODI/MHDVD, US Department of Transportation.

Advantages of Deploying a Lean Workforce, Thursday, March 16, 9:30–10:45 am: If you could boost productivity by 30% or more with team members taking action to ensure customer needs are met, would you be willing to let employees have a say in how things are done? In this session, the vice president of operations from Vanner Inc will discuss the company’s journey in terms of executing organizational change, making decisions, engaging employees and creating alignment. Presented by: Brenda J Porter, VP of operations, Vanner Inc.

Becoming an Employer of Choice—Three Strategies for Creating Your Competitive Advantage, Thursday, March 16, 9:30–10:45 am: Millennials, now the majority generation in the US workforce, are savvy consumers of their own careers. Alarmingly, nearly half of all employed millennials plan to change jobs this year. To stay competitive in the new economy and become an employer of choice by this group, you must understand the changing talent landscape and adopt new methods for recruiting, retaining, and developing employees. This presentation will share three successful strategies for attracting and engaging next-generation talent as well as developing strong pipelines of committed leaders and employees at your organization. Presented by: Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal, Interchange Group.

How to Recruit, Train and Retain the Next Generation of Technicians, Thursday, March 16, 9:30–10:45 am: Filling the gap of a retiring generation of technicians can be challenging as the industry faces a shortage. Gain helpful tactics for recruiting and retaining quality technicians, and hear from seasoned fleet managers on successful strategies that have helped them become employers of choice. Presented by: Robert Gordon, director, DeKalb County Fleet Management; Tom C Johnson, author, 100 Best Fleets; and Dara Pido, technical support manager, Cummins Sales and Service Gulf Region.

 

SALES

Business Diversification for Long-Term Distributor Success, Tuesday, March 14, 1:30–2:45 pm: In trying to ensure lasting profitability, work truck industry companies face numerous strategic marketing issues, including whether to be highly specialized or more diversified. Both approaches can prove advantageous under the right conditions. Using results from NTEA’s annual financial benchmarking survey, this session can help companies devise a profit plan for the future. Presented by: Albert Bates, principal, Distribution Performance Project.

Uncopyable: Creating an Unfair Advantage Over the Competition, Wednesday, March 15, 9:30–10:45 am: A 2014 study by Roland Berger and the International Controller Association declared, “Almost all industries today are struggling with the increasing commoditization of their products and services. This is putting considerable pressure on prices and margins and leads to fiercer competition.” This is not news to you. But there are ways you can separate yourself from the crowd, to literally make yourself uncopyable by the competition. Join Steve Miller as he shares insights from his new book of the same title. Everyone attending this session will receive a copy of the book. Presented by: Steve Miller, The Adventure LLC.

 

TECHNICAL

Protective Coatings: Reducing Risk and Extending Vehicle Service Life, Tuesday, March 14, 1:30–2:45 pm: The technical properties of polyurea coating chemistry have evolved rapidly over the past several years. Learn how the material’s physical properties enable greater risk mitigation, safety and protection for critical areas of commercial vehicles. Topics include coefficients of friction, slip resistance, corrosion, and chemical resistance, electrical properties and impact protection. Presented by: Terry Pe, vice president of product development, LINE-X Protective Coatings.

FMVSS 111—How New Rearview Camera Requirements Affect Commercial Vehicles, Tuesday, March 14, 3–4:15 pm: New rear visibility rules will impact vehicles rated less than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, with phase-in effective May 2017 and full compliance in May 2018. Learn how this regulation will affect your business and find out methods for compliance. Presented by: Susan Dehne, senior director of technical services, NTEA; and Steve Spata, technical assistance director, NTEA.

Electrification: A Strategy for Deploying Zero-Emission Fleets, Wednesday, March 15, 8–9:15 am: Electric Drive Transportation Association will discuss electrification options to help achieve the goal of zero emissions. Association representatives will highlight existing configurations and applications where electricity is currently reducing emissions through idle reduction and propulsion. Presented by: Genevieve Cullen, president, Electric Drive Transportation Association; and manufacturer representatives.

EV Everywhere: Opportunities for Plug-in Electric Vehicles, Wednesday, March 15, 8–9:15 am: Department of Energy (DOE) experts will offer insights on the EV Everywhere program as well as a recently released report and guide to how industry and fleets can be engaged. Plug-in electric vehicles are an important element in the work truck market, and DOE will share how vocational trucks are a key part of EV Everywhere. Presented by: Robert L Graham, director, EV Everywhere; and other government presenters.

Spec’ing Trucks for Maximum Performance, Efficiency and Utilization, Wednesday, March 15, 8–9:15 am: Today’s complex vocational work trucks demand correctly written specifications. Improper spec’s lead to longer production times, vendor confusion and often undesirable results. Learn how to write specifications that eliminate guess work from vendors, shorten production time and maximize efficiency. Presented by: Steven Weiser, senior government/equipment compliance specialist, ComEd.

Mitigating Impacts of Vehicle Idling, Wednesday, March 15, 9:30–10:45 am: Idle involves consuming energy while performing zero work. Unnecessary idle wastes fuel dollars and produces harmful tailpipe emissions. Learn how currently available idle management technologies can help you save money, reduce air pollution, and maintain your fleet’s mission capabilities. Presented by: Linda Gaines, transportation systems analyst, Argonne National Laboratory; and Dave Meisel, senior director of transportation and aviation services, PG&E.

Getting and Leveraging Actionable Data from Your Telematics System, Thursday, March 16, 9:30–10:45 am: Telematics is a powerful tool that is not often used to its fullest potential. Go beyond GPS and route optimization and gain strategies and unique solutions to enhance fleet efficiency. Discover new ways to leverage data for increased operational productivity. Presented by: Sherry Calkins, director strategic partners, Geotab; Scott Phillippi, automotive engineer, UPS; and Scott Sutarik, OEM business development manager, Geotab.

Will GHG Regulations Pave the Way for Work Truck Hybridization and Electrification? Thursday, March 16, 9:30–10:45 am: Explore the GHG emissions reduction likely to be achieved and discuss other potential technologies to further lower emissions. Find out the likelihood of hybridization and electrification in the heavy-duty sector, which may result from the standard stringency and credit provisions in the two sets of regulations. Presented by: Siddiq Khan, senior transportation researcher, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

 

CHASSIS

International Truck Update Session, Tuesday, March 14, 1:30–2:45 pm: International Truck will present timely technical details on chassis specifications, design, body installation, and equipment mounting options, as well as future plans related to the work truck industry.

Nissan Commercial Vehicles Update Session, Tuesday, March 14, 1:30–2:45 pm: Nissan Commercial Vehicles will present timely technical details on chassis specifications, design, body installation, and equipment mounting options, as well as future plans related to the work truck industry.

Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles and GMC Update Session, Tuesday, March 14, 3–4:15 pm: The team will present timely technical details on chassis specifications, design, body installation and equipment mounting options, as well as future plans related to the work truck industry.

Freightliner Trucks Update Session, Tuesday, March 14, 3–4:15 pm: Freightliner Trucks will present timely technical details on chassis specifications, design, body installation and equipment mounting options, as well as future plans related to the work truck industry.

Mack Trucks Inc. Update Session, Tuesday, March 14, 3–4:15 pm: Mack Trucks Inc. will provide key technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn about available vocation-specific options and gain insights into future plans related to the work truck industry.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. Update Session, Wednesday, March 15, 8–9:15 am: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. will provide key technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn about available vocation-specific options and gain insights into future plans related to the work truck industry.

Ram Commercial Update Session, Wednesday, March 15, 8–9:15 am: During this session, Ram Commercial will provide key technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn about available vocation-specific options and gain insights into future plans related to the work truck industry.

Western Star Trucks Update Session, Wednesday, March 15, 8–9:15 am: Western Star Trucks will present timely technical details on chassis specifications, design, body installation, and equipment mounting options, as well as future plans related to the work truck industry.

Ford Commercial Vehicles Update Session, Wednesday, March 15, 9:30–10:45 am: Ford Commercial Vehicles will present timely technical details on chassis specifications, design, body installation and equipment mounting options, as well as future plans related to the work truck industry.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Update Session, Wednesday, March 15, 9:30–10:45 am: Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation will provide key technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn about available vocation-specific options and gain insights into future plans related to the work truck industry.

Freightliner Trucks Advanced Drive and Fuel Technology, Wednesday, March 15, 9:30–10:45 am: With thousands of green vehicles in daily revenue service on the roads of North America, Daimler Trucks North America brands Freightliner Trucks and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation are recognized leaders in green technologies for the commercial vehicle industry. Learn about the latest efficient technologies and how vehicles from these companies could be a productive and profitable part of your business model.

Peterbilt Motors Company Update Session, Wednesday, March 15, 9:30–10:45 am: Get a firsthand description of new product features and updates to Peterbilt’s lineup of vehicles. Peterbilt Motors Company will provide up-to-date chassis specifications, design, body installation, and equipment mounting options. Attendees will gain insight into specific options to efficiently mount bodies and equipment on Peterbilt chassis.

Hino Trucks Update Session, Thursday, March 16, 9:30–10:45 am: Hino INSIGHT brings business intelligence to every vehicle and delivers an Ultimate Ownership Experience for Hino customers at every touch-point for the life cycle of product ownership. Hear details of how Hino’s new product offerings, fully connected vehicles and expanded maintenance program are revolutionizing interaction with customers.

Kenworth Truck Company Update Session, Thursday, March 16, 9:30–10:45 am: Kenworth Truck Company will provide technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn about available vocation-specific options and gain insights into future plans related to the work truck industry.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. Update Session, Thursday, March 16, 9:30–10:45 am: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. will provide key technical information to help attendees prepare for the newest chassis specifications and issues that can affect body and equipment installation. Participants will learn about available vocation-specific options and gain insights into future plans related to the work truck industry. ♦

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