NTEA’s Show Exceeds Expectations in St. Louis

Mon April 05, 2010 - National Edition
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(L-R): Meeting at the Towmaster Trailer booth are Bill Schuldt of Norm Schuldt and Son; Chris Pokornowski, Towmaster; Tim Erickson, Towmaster; Tom Gertgen, Towmaster; Jim Owens of Little Falls Machine Inc., and Chuck Nelson of Norm Schuldt and Son.
(L-R): Meeting at the Towmaster Trailer booth are Bill Schuldt of Norm Schuldt and Son; Chris Pokornowski, Towmaster; Tim Erickson, Towmaster; Tom Gertgen, Towmaster; Jim Owens of Little Falls Machine Inc., and Chuck Nelson of Norm Schuldt and Son.
(L-R): Meeting at the Towmaster Trailer booth are Bill Schuldt of Norm Schuldt and Son; Chris Pokornowski, Towmaster; Tim Erickson, Towmaster; Tom Gertgen, Towmaster; Jim Owens of Little Falls Machine Inc., and Chuck Nelson of Norm Schuldt and Son. Showing the Auto Crane Titan Elite with a Navistar crane control system (L-R) are Phil Halt, director of marketing of Ramsey Industries, Brian Glover of Tampa Crane and Body Inc. and Clay Taylor, regional sales manager of Auto Crane. Bruce Bunting (L) of Knapheide Manufacturing Co., Quincy, Ill., shows off the truck’s features to Morgan Anderson (squatting) and Tim Herstad of United Truck Body. (L): Bob Opdyke, president of Opdyke Inc., Hatfield, Pa., reviews his inventory with Daniel Vargas of  Metra,  Chicago, Ill. Maintainer Corp. of Iowa displays its product line at the NTEA show held in St. Louis, Mo. Michael Cole (L) of IAA services and J.D. Larsh of Adesa Heavy Truck and Equipment auctions met to discuss future plans. Manheim Heavy Truck and Equipment auctions had a successful show. (L-R) are John Zollmann, Jay Siemer and Brandt Mayhood. (L-R): Bill Riggs, president and Ron Wright, both of J & J Truck Bodies, met up with Rick Baran of International Truck to check out the International 7600. At the International Truck booth are Pat Freyer (L) of Onspot Automatic Tire Change and Randy Walker  of  Hill International Trucks. Answering questions about the Coronado SD dump truck (L-R) are Lance Romig, Ali Hall and Ray Addison, all of Freightliner. Paul Hecker (L) of Palfinger, North America, and Gerald Pschernigg of  Palfinger, Austria, meet in front of a 72K mechanics service truck. The Ford F-350 super duty crew cabin equipped with a DeWalt custom contractor bed drew lots of attention at this year’s NTEA show.

Attendance at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) recent Work Truck Show topped all expectations with more than 8,000 of the top industry professionals, on hand at the St. Louis event. Nissan introduced its new vehicles including its new NV van lineup, Navistar announced its move into the medium duty truck market, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. debuted its all-electric, walk-in van chassis. Ford showed off its F-Series fuel efficient, heavy-duty pickup.and GMC for the first time introduced its heavy duty, 2011 Sierra Denali HD.

The next show will be March 7 to 10, 2011, in Indianapolis, Ind.