Work Truck Show 2019

The National Truck Equipment Association held its Annual Work Truck Show in conjunction with the Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress on March 5 through 8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. A record 14,256 industry professionals from 28 countries attended the event, which opened with the Green Truck Summit, a two-day conference focused on new technologies and alternative fuels for commercial vehicles, and the Fleet Technical Congress, also a two-day event, which provided information on technology-based solutions for optimizing fleet management and operations.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. announced production plans for its 2019 and 2020 model-year lineup. Highlighting the announcement, which the company made at the National Truck Equipment Association's 2019 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, the addition of two new Class 5 gasoline engine models next year.

Stellar Industries has developed a new electric crane to help operators save weight on their mechanics trucks. The manufacturer of truck-mounted equipment unveiled the lightweight Stellar EC3200 Aluminum telescopic service crane — the mechanics truck market's only aluminum service crane — at The Work Truck Show.

Mack Trucks' factory-installed auxiliary axles on Mack Granite models now feature standard shock absorbers for improved ride comfort, durability and tire life. Mack made the announcement at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. By absorbing and helping reduce excessive vibrations, the shocks help improve durability of the auxiliary axles and the complete vehicle.

As part of an ongoing effort to support work truck industry employee education and training, NTEA has developed the first Truck Equipment 201 module. Truck Equipment 201 is intended as a series of online course modules, designed for those with a technical knowledge seeking a deeper understanding of certain topics.