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Work Truck Show to be 18% larger than last year

Booth space at the Work Truck Show is sold out, with a record 563 exhibitors displaying the newest Class 1-8 truck chassis, bodies, equipment and components.

The Trucker News Services

2/28/2012

INDIANAPOLIS — The Work Truck Show 2012 March 6-8 is shaping up to be the biggest work truck event of its kind when it returns to the Indiana Convention Center here next week, say promoters. Already known as "North America's Largest Work Truck Event," this year's show is looking to be 18 percent larger than last year.

Booth space at the Show is sold out, with a record 563 exhibitors displaying the newest Class 1-8 truck chassis, bodies, equipment and components. More than 120 of those companies have announced plans to debut more than 140 new products, from alternative fuel systems to full-size vocational trucks. A large number of industry professionals are expected to be on hand to check out the latest developments.

Educational programming, including the Green Truck Summit and the Fleet Management Symposium, starts March 5. The Work Truck Show is produced annually by the National Truck Equipment Association or NTEA, the association for the work truck industry.

The event covers more than 500,000 square feet and includes more than 60 educational programs, including the day-and-a-half Green Truck Summit, an educational forum on the advancement of high-efficiency and alternative fuel commercial and vocational vehicles. U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu is the Green Truck Summit keynote speaker. The Summit is jointly produced by NTEA and CALSTART.

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Work Truck Show attendees can take part in a Green truck ride-and-drive featuring 21 environmentally friendly vocational vehicles, meet with suppliers, network with peers, and receive technical and engineering support.

"If you work with commercial trucks, this is the one event you don't want to miss," says Steve Carey, NTEA executive director.

Register for The Work Truck Show 2012 and Green Truck Summit at www.ntea.com or by phone at (800) 441-6832. The website features a complete guide to the show, including event schedule, session descriptions, interactive floor plan, exhibitor list, speaker details, FAQs, New Product Spotlights, downloadable Show app, and more.

Established in 1964, NTEA maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington.

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