Work Truck Show 2012 set to break records in Indianapolis

Mar 5, 2012

The National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) The Work Truck Show 2012 is shaping up to be the biggest work truck event in its history as it returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis March 6-8. Already known as “North America’s Largest Work Truck Event,” this year’s Work Truck Show is on track to have more exhibitors, more product launches and more attendees than ever before.

Restyling’s editorial, sales and videography team is attending the event and will meet work truck aftermarket suppliers focused on restyling.

Booth space at the show sold out, with a record 563 exhibitors displaying the newest Class 1-8 truck chassis, bodies, equipment and components. More than 120 of those companies announced plans to debut more than 140 new products — from alternative fuel systems to full-size vocational trucks. Attendee registration was recorded at 18% ahead of last year.

Educational programming included the Green Truck Summit and the Fleet Management Symposium. The Work Truck Show is produced annually by NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry.

The event covers more than 500,000 sq. ft. and presents more than 60 educational programs, including the day-and-a-half Green Truck Summit, the country’s leading educational forum on the advancement of high-efficiency and alternative fuel commercial and vocational vehicles. U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu serves as the Green Truck Summit keynote speaker. The summit is jointly produced by NTEA and CALSTART.

Work Truck Show attendees are able take part in a Green Truck Ride-and-Drive featuring 21 environmentally friendly vocational vehicles, meet with suppliers, network with peers, and receive unprecedented technical and engineering support.

Former U.S. president George W. Bush is keynote speaker at NTEA’s President’s Breakfast & Annual Meeting.