FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
– The Work Truck Show 2006 and 42nd Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, which took place from Mar. 1-3, attracted more than 7,000 attendees who met with 471 industry suppliers, participated in 35 educational sessions, and saw the latest developments in commercial trucks and transportation equipment from Classes 1 through 8. The event was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.On the show floor, covering 400,000 square feet, attendees checked out the latest full-size work trucks and equipment from manufacturers and examined individual components from hundreds of suppliers. The event featured unveilings from four chassis manufacturers, including Dodge, Sterling Truck Corp., Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, and Toyota.Attendees were invited to vote for the second annual Work Truck Show New Product Innovation Award. Knaack Mfg. Co. and MGM Brakes tied for the award. Knaack Mfg. won the award for its new line of WEATHER GUARD steel truck boxes with improved features that enhance job site security and productivity. MGM Brakes won for its e-STROKE electronic brake monitoring system that offers a patented braking alternative. The Work Truck Show Editors’ Choice Award went to Sterling Truck Corp. for its low cab-over-the-engine truck that will be available at select dealerships across North America this spring.The Work Truck Show 2007 and 43rd Annual NTEA Convention will be held Mar. 7-9, 2007, (convention and educational conference begins Mar. 6) at the Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome. Registration for The Work Truck Show 2007 opens Oct. 2006.