The National Truck Equipment Association's (NTEA) Work Truck Show 2016 attracted 11,905 (verified) industry professionals, approximately 900 more than the attendance record set just one year prior. Attendees of the show come from the U.S., Canada, and 19 other countries to see truck premieres, receive exclusive ride-and-drive opportunities, and get unmatched training.
This year's show was held from March 1-4 at the Indiana convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. One of the biggest attractions at the show was the unveiling of the 2018 FTR Class 6 medium-duty truck by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. Other news and announcements included: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. debuted its prototype FUSO E-CELL all-electric truck (available to drive) and Cummins Inc. introduced its 2017 B6.7 and L9 medium-duty engines.
The keynote for the Green Truck Summit general sessions was delivered by Reuben Sarkar, deputy assistant secretary for transportation at the U.S. Department of Energy. He announced SuperTruck II, an $80 million funding opportunity for research, development and demonstration of long-haul trailer truck technology, and $12 million in selections for three new projects on plug-in electric powertrain technologies for medium- and heavy- duty vehicles.
NTEA Executive Director Steve Carey commented on the success of the event, “It was a great week...The Work Truck Show is the one event where everyone involved with vocational vehicles in North America comes together to share ideas, see what’s new and find opportunities for their business operations.”