Management at the Work Truck Show 2011, held in conjunction with the 47th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) convention held March 8-10 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, reported the event broke all its records. Attendance hit 10,020, a 24% increase over 2010 and a 10% improvement over the previous record of 9,084 set in 2007.
A total of 560 exhibitors occupied the convention centerfloor space, the largest in the event’s 12-year history.
Produced annually by the NTEA, The Work Truck Show showcased more than 500,000 sq. ft. of Class 1-8 vocational trucks and equipment. The event also featured more than 40 educational and technical training programs. Work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers attended.
“Green” was a prevailing theme at the show. Many products that improve work truck fuel utilization were introduced. Attendees were able to take advantage of the opportunity to test drive a record 21vehicles in the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive. The Green Truck Summit also had record participation. Verified attendance at the Green Truck Summit was 683, an increase of 21%over the 2010 Summit. This is the fifth year for the Summit, which is jointly produced by NTEA and CALSTART.
The Work Truck Show returns to the Indiana Convention Center March 6-8, 2012.