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NTEA Work Truck Show 2015 Rolls Into Indianapolis, Ind.

The Work Truck Show 2015, held March 4 to 6, attracted more than 10,000 attendees to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind.

Tue March 10, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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Carl Webb, vice president and general manager of medium duty product, International Trucks, speaks to attendees.
Carl Webb, vice president and general manager of medium duty product, International Trucks, speaks to attendees.
Carl Webb, vice president and general manager of medium duty product, International Trucks, speaks to attendees. Clint Garrett of Cummins presented the company’s B- Series engines. With more 10.5 million in service, the company ships a B-Series engine somewhere in the world every 18 seconds. The Gledhill Road Machinery Company’s Rick Moore was on hand to discuss the company’s snow and ice removal equipment. BOSS Snowplow’s Amy Mendini presents the company’s new SmartLight 2  designed with a Halogen InfraRed (HIR) bulb, providing a whiter light that creates less eye fatigue when plowing at night. Freightliner Director of Product Marketing Mary Aufdemberg (L) and Vocational Sales General Manager Richard Saward (R) present the first of the company’s Freightliner Hardest Working Cities Awards to Brian Gildea, with the Indianapolis Chamber of Co Along with the company’s aluminum and steel utility and services bodies, Holly Jachimonski of Altec Inc., helped introduce the company’s addition of its newly advanced fiberglass utility and service bodies at the NTEA Work Truck Show. J&J Truck Equipment’s Jim Weir (L) and Larry Faidley go over the company’s lineup of mechanic service trucks, crane bodies, lubrication trucks, winch tractors and snow and ice equipment. Attendees registering for the show were greeted with a display by Fisher Engineering and an opportunity to speak with Norm Klimko about the company’s wide selection of snow plows and spreaders. (L-R): NTEA’s Bob Raybuck, Steve Spata, Bob Miller and Derek Eng were busy making sure that everything ran smoothly for both attendees and exhibitors at the show. Ampliroll’s Mike Forsyth (L) and Andy Jansma discuss the high level of safety engineered into the company’s reduced-weight, maintenance free and strong hook lift systems. Palfinger’s Mario Hufnagl (L) and Brian Heffron were enthusiastic about the introduction of the company’s PSC 6025 crane with the newly developed electric variable flow power unit, which produces power as needed for increased duty cycles per b David Hillman, vice president and general manager of vocational products of International Trucks, welcomes attendees to the NTEA Work Truck Show. (L-R): Auto Truck Group’s Charles Mason, Erik Bronkie and Kurt Gossage welcome attendees to their booth. Meyer Snow Plow’s Peter Robison discusses the Road Pro 32-Series with ground tracking technology. At the Western Plow booth, David Forsmark (L), regional product manager, and Michael T. Anderson, vice president of Semi Service Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, discuss the heavy snow season the U.S. has been experiencing. (L-R): TBEI Crysteel’s Steve Karl, northwest territory manager, speaks with Alex Marx and Noah Stroup, of Palfleet, Indianapolis, Ind., who put the Crysteel Aluminum Body together on this truck. Palfleet is a division of Palfinger. With their popular Lube Mate V-144 lubrication unit designed for Sprinter Vans (L-R) Shane Erickson, marketing manager and Jason Vertin, national fleet sales, both of Valley Industries, Hastings, Neb. With a 14 ft. (4.3 m) rubber-edged snowpusher blade is Jered Shuknecht (L), marketing director of Pro-Tech, Rochester, N.Y., with longtime Pro-Tech plows fan Shaun Stever of SMS Maintenance, Hudson, N.Y. (L-R): Smouse Truck & Van had Maynard Brubaker and David Stawovy check out the details of the Hiniker snowplows with Mark Miller, marketing manager of Hiniker Snowplows. Chris Sloan of Vanair Manufacturing Inc., was on hand to talk about the company’s mobile power solutions. There were plenty of new trucks on display at the Ford booth but the F-750 TONKA, powered by the Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engine was a hit with both the big kids and not so big kids at the show. Here on a field trip are Austin Johnson (L) and

The Work Truck Show 2015, held March 4 to 6, attracted more than 10,000 attendees to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. The event also featured the 51st Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention in conjunction with the trade show. Spread out over 500,000-sq. ft. of exhibit hall space, the trade show featured the newest vocational trucks, vans and equipment. To provide a comprehensive overview of new products available in the rapidly changing industry, the 2015 show included a New Exhibitor Showcase and New Product Spotlight. These two programs highlighted new products and exhibitors in pre-show coverage and with special signage on-site. Also, during the show, 15 of the world’s leading vocational chassis manufacturers presented Chassis Update sessions on what’s new and upcoming with its product lines.

The NTEA added “Fleet Management 101: Fundamentals of Truck Fleet Management” to The Work Truck Show’s slate of educational sessions this year. The fundamentals program highlights outsourcing and supplier management, analytics, benchmarking, vehicle cost and replacement, and safety. Senior representatives from Gaithersburg, Md.-based Mercury Associates, a fleet management-consulting firm, led the fundamentals session.

In addition, the Green Truck Summit, an alternative fuel and technology conference, was held. Clean vehicle technology trends, shared implementation insights, funding opportunities for green initiatives and changes in upcoming fuel efficiency regulations were addressed.

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