Accessories ‘built to work’ invade 2013 Work Truck Show

Mar 18, 2013

Although a winter storm made it difficult for some attendees to make it to the 2013 Work Truck Show, March 6-8 in Indianapolis, the event still experienced its second-best attendance in history. Produced by the NTEA, the Work Truck Show featured the latest vocational trucks, vans, equipment and accessories from more than 520 exhibitors covering more than 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. In addition, more than 120 products debut at the event with vans and fuel-saving technology dominating the spotlight.

Don’t worry if you couldn’t make to the Work Truck Show this year, the NTEA reported that 95% of exhibit space is already sold for the 2014 show, so you can count on attending a good show next year. Until then, check out a few highlights Restyling managed to capture at the 2013 show.

Buyers Products Co. displayed an impressive mix of too boxes, including a variety of lines for truck beds and various work site applications.

Buyers Products Co. also showcased aftermarket lighting products such as its LED light strips, known for being ultra bright yet compact, and its durable light bars.

3M showed off its first compressed natural gas (CNG) tank in the 2013 Work Truck Show’s “Green Pavilion.” Designed for light- and medium-duty pickups and corporate fleet vehicles, the CNG tank helps companies take advantage of the benefits of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

Thieman Tailgates Inc. demonstrated its hydraulic liftgates for light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

Western Star, a manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks and truck parts was one of the more than 520 companies exhibiting at the 2013 Work Truck Show.

Attendees had the opportunity to see Sortimo North America’s in-vehicle storage solutions in action on the show’s floor.

Truck cap and tonneau cover manufactuer Snugtop showed off its fiberglass topper for commercial vehicles.

Commercial vans, like this compact model from Ford Commercial Truck, attracted a lot of attention at this year’s show.

Products like LazerLite’s new ultra-thin, all-aluminum painted tonneau cover gave industry professionals a glimpse into the future of truck accessories.