Work Truck Show 2014 Success Reflects Rebounding Industry

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Indianapolis, IN, was
once again the center of the vocational truck universe as more than 10,000
industry professionals gathered for The Work Truck Show® 2014, March 5-7 at the
Indiana Convention Center. The event featured significant new product
introductions, a day-and-a-half Green Truck Summit, more than 60 educational
sessions, and a record number of ride-and-drive opportunities.

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“The success of this year’s Work Truck Show is reflective of the slow but steady
growth our industry is currently enjoying,” says Steve Carey, NTEA executive
director. “Vocational trucks and equipment are the tools that millions of people
rely on every day to get their jobs done. As the economy improves and budget
restrictions ease, vocational fleets are able to start replacing older
equipment. The Work Truck Show offers the best opportunity to see and try the
latest products, get questions answered and develop a better understanding of
industry trends, all in one place at one time.”

The Work Truck Show is produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work
Truck Industry. The event’s educational conference, including the popular Green
Truck Summit, kicked off on March 4. Altogether, 10,160 people attended The Work
Truck Show 2014, making it one of the best-attended events in NTEA history.

More than 100 new products were introduced at the Show, including the 2016 Ford
F-650 and F-750, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America’s 2015 Canter FE130 cabover
work truck, and many technology developments designed to improve work truck fuel
utilization. Several companies also used the Show as a platform to announce new
partnerships and technology adoptions. For example, UPS and the Propane
Education & Research Council (PERC) announced that UPS is buying 1,000 propane
delivery trucks and building 50 fueling stations for a total investment of
approximately $70 million.

One of the hottest areas in the work truck industry in recent years has been the
development of sustainable technology. This trend has driven the ongoing
popularity of the Green Truck Summit and the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive at The
Work Truck Show. At the 2014 event, attendees had the opportunity to test-drive
nearly 30 “green” vehicles for themselves between the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive
and the new PERC-sponsored Propane Autogas Ride & Drive.

The NTEA 50th Annual Convention was held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show
2014. At the Show, NTEA celebrated 50 years of serving the industry with special
NTEA member giveaways, displays in the NTEA Member Lounge and a photo
retrospective during the President’s Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting with
keynote speaker Condoleezza Rice.

The Work Truck Show returns to Indianapolis March 4-6, 2015. Educational
programming begins March 3. Exhibit space on an even larger Show floor is
already 99 percent sold out.

For additional information about The Work Truck Show, visit or call
1-800-441-6832. Connect with the NTEA on Facebook at, and join the Work
Truck Show conversation on Twitter at @WorkTruckShow and @nteanews with the
official hashtag: #wts2014.

Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry,
represents approximately 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install,
sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and
accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis
manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical
information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work
Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in
suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa,
ON, Canada.


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