New trucks, powertrains, technology and equipment will be introduced at The Work Truck Show 2016. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has said it will debut two prototypes of its FUSO E-CELL all-electric truck at North America’s largest work truck event. One of the prototypes will be available for test drives as part of The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive. Cummins Inc., Mack Trucks and International Truck plan to make significant powertrain announcements. Kenworth Truck Company, Ford Commercial Vehicles, Ram Commercial and Knapheide Manufacturing Company also have scheduled press briefings at the show. To date, more than 60 exhibiting companies have announced plans to introduce their latest truck equipment and technology at the event.
The Work Truck Show 2016, produced by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, will be held March 1–4 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. Educational sessions and the Green Truck Summit begin March 1, and exhibits open March 2. The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive takes place March 2 and 3.
“If you rely on work trucks in your business or operation, you can’t miss The Work Truck Show 2016,” says Steve Carey, NTEA Executive Director. “This is the only show in North America where you can see all the latest vocational trucks, engines and equipment from every leading manufacturer while having the opportunity to meet with technical personnel from the OEMs and upfitters to discuss your fleet’s specific needs. Also unique to The Work Truck Show are the chassis update sessions that enable attendees to discover what 15 of the leading commercial vehicle OEMs are planning this year and beyond. At each session, an OEM’s representatives share technical information about their latest chassis specifications and designs, and review body and equipment installation options. They also provide insights into their future plans related to the work truck industry.”
The Work Truck Show’s exclusive New Product Spotlight program makes it easy for attendees to identify new products in advance and on the exhibit floor. Each participating company provides information and a photo of its new products which NTEA shares on the Show website and through The Work Truck Show 2016 app (scheduled for release later in January). Information about “green” products featured in the Green Product Showcase, and a full list of first-time exhibitors is also available on the same website page. Attendees can create a free My Show Planner account to keep track of any products they want to see on-site. Signage at the show entrance recaps all the participants in both programs, as well as new exhibitors. Participating companies also receive tabletop signage for their booths and are noted in The Work Truck Show Event Directory.
Some of the offerings currently highlighted in the New Product Spotlight program include the Chevrolet Low Cab Forward medium-duty truck line from Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles, the International Truck HX Series of heavy-duty trucks, Ford’s F-Series Super Duty lineup, CASECO Manufacturing Inc.’s contractor body and Hino Trucks’ expanded INSIGHT platform. Other new products include ladder racks, lighting systems, power units, snow and ice control equipment, truck ramps, telematics systems, air compressors, truck accessories, and more. See a full list of new products that’s updated regularly.
The Work Truck Show, one of the top 100 trade shows in the U.S., brings together more than 11,000 truck fleet managers, dealers and equipment distributors annually. It features the newest vocational trucks, vans and equipment, a ride-and-drive, and opportunities to network with other work truck industry professionals on an exhibit floor covering more than 500,000 sq. ft., as well as a comprehensive educational conference.