More than 60 companies have announced that they will launch new work truck chassis, bodies, power systems, components, accessories and service equipment at The Work Truck Show 2011. Some of the truck and body manufacturers planning launches at the event include Ford Commercial Truck, Hino Trucks, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc., Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc., Ram Trucks, Supreme Corporation, Utilimaster Corporation and Western Star Trucks.
In keeping with growing interest in green technology, many of the new products are related to improving fuel utilization, reducing idling and minimizing environmental impact. For example, BAE Systems will launch its HybriDrive Parallel hybrid electric propulsion system for vocational trucks, and ROUSH CleanTech will introduce its dedicated liquid propane injection fuel system for the medium-duty truck market. For more information about green products and programs at the show, including the Green Truck Summit, visit www.ntea.com/worktruckshow/greenproductsandprograms/.
The Work Truck Show 2011 is held in conjunction with the 47th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. The Work Truck Show runs March 8 through 10, 2011, with educational programming, including the Green Truck Summit, beginning March 7.
“The Work Truck Show continues to be the best place to find the latest work trucks and equipment for vocational fleets of all sizes,” said Steve Sill, NTEA Convention chairman and president of Aspen Equipment Co. (Bloomington, Minn.). “As North America’s largest work truck event, it’s the perfect venue to check out what’s new and to compare products from a wide range of suppliers.”
Many companies are participating in the new product spotlight and/or green product showcase programs. These programs provide an online sneak preview of new products at the show.
Produced annually by the NTEA, The Work Truck Show showcases 500,000 sq. ft. of Class 1-8 vocational trucks and equipment from more than 500 exhibitors. It brings together thousands of work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers. The event also includes more than 40 educational and technical training programs.
For more information call 1-800-441-NTEA or visit www.ntea.com.