NTEA Work Truck Show Showcases Latest Products and Equipment

Fri March 22, 2013 - National Edition
CEG


Juan S. Rubio (L), assistant marketing manager of Doosan Portable Air Products, and Russell K. Warner, manager of Global Air Products, stand with the popular P125 Utility Mount and Auxiliary Drive compatible air unit.
Juan S. Rubio (L), assistant marketing manager of Doosan Portable Air Products, and Russell K. Warner, manager of Global Air Products, stand with the popular P125 Utility Mount and Auxiliary Drive compatible air unit.
Juan S. Rubio (L), assistant marketing manager of Doosan Portable Air Products, and Russell K. Warner, manager of Global Air Products, stand with the popular P125 Utility Mount and Auxiliary Drive compatible air unit. Mark Miller of Hiniker Plows, Mankato Minn., with Hiniker’s top selling Scoop Series 3 way blade snowplow. (L-R): David Forsmark, regional sales manager, Western Products in Milwaukee, Wis., and Doug Densmore, service manager of Western Plow dealer Harold's Frame Shop in Novi, Mich., accompanied by Shelly Gibson meet up at the Western Products display. The TBEI booth had many flagship models on hand like this Crysteel 9 ft. “the Deuce” landscape tipper body that tips side and back on a new Ford F550 platform. Jen Klossner, national sales support specialist, was on hand to answer attendee que The TBEI booth also had Rugby General Manager Ray Salley with a Rugby Wildcat 9 ft. Rancher on a F450 quadcab platform. The TBEI booth also had Rugby General Manager Ray Salley with a Rugby Wildcat 9 ft. Rancher on a F450 quadcab platform. (L-R): Tim Trom, truck sales representative, Nuss Truck & Equipment, Roseville, Minn.; Brian Dyck, engineering technologist, Haul-All Equipment Systems, Alberta, Canada; Curtis Dorwart, product manager, Mack Trucks, Greensboro, N.C. (L-R): Dan Brenden, Terex Utilities, Watertown S.D.; Bob Dray, Forestry Equipment of Virginia, Lynchburg, Va.; and Dennis Poulakos, DUECO Inc., Waukesha, Wis., stand with the newest equipment to the Terex Utility  Hypower XT line. Fisher Engineering’s Andrew McArdle (L) and Norm Klimko were on hand to discuss their company’s line up of snow and ice control equipment. Jonathan Coyne and Amy Mendini of Boss Products introduce the new stainless steel DXT blade available in 8 ft. 2 in. and 9 ft. 2 in. sizes. Palfinger’s Kristi Kraneyk joins Omaha Standard Palfinger President Mark Whaley to welcome visitors to their equipment exhibit. Jennifer Lakin and Michael Donovan were on hand to discuss Donovan Enterprises’ acquisition by Shur-Co, LLC. J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers’ President Bill Riggs and Sales Coordinator, Jim Weir discussed their lineup of work truck bodies with attendees at the show. Joe Medeiros of Wilcox Bodies Ltd. had a truck upfitted for Curry Supply Company on display at the show. Ford Motor Company’s Len Deluca discussed with attendees the company’s all new 2014 Transit van.

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) held its 2013 Work Truck Show in conjunction with the 49th Annual NTEA Convention March 6 to 8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The event included 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space showcasing the latest vocational trucks, equipment and products displayed by more than 550 exhibitors. More than 60 educational sessions, on topics ranging from fleet maintenance to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new requirements for crane operator certification and qualification, were conducted throughout the event.

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy served as the keynote entertainer, addressing attendees at the President’s Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting on March 7.

A few of the major new products announced and on display at the show included Ford’s all-new 2014 Transit van, the 2014 Ram ProMaster introduced by the recently formed Ram Commercial division, and Navistar’s 4x4 version of its International TerraStar.

Among the many major sponsors of the show were Ford, Freightliner, Hino Trucks, IMT, Palfinger and RAM Commercial Trucks.