Truck manufacturers, as well as auxiliary equipment manufacturer, are gearing up to reveal several new vehicles and solutions at the Work Truck Show from March 6–9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
Just a few of the news items to keep your eyes peeled for include the reveal of Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles' Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD chassis cab trucks. Ford Commercial Vehicles will launch a new commercial vehicle. Hino Trucks will introduce a line of Class 7 and 8 trucks. International Truck will debut what it’s calling “the driver’s ultimate work truck.” Additional OEMs with press conferences scheduled include Ram Commercial, which plans to announce work-truck-related news for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 truck, Nissan, International, Mitsubishi Fuso, and Mack Trucks Inc.
Work Truck magazine will be announcing and presenting the winner of the 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year award. Educational sessions, Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress begin March 6, and the exhibit hall opens from March 7–9.
“Every March, Indianapolis becomes the North American epicenter for work trucks, as manufacturers showcase the newest vocational trucks, vans, components and equipment for any application to fleet managers, equipment distributors, upfitters, installers and other professionals in the vocational vehicle industry,” said Steve Carey, NTEA executive director. “If you want to be part of this year’s biggest product launches, you want to be at The Work Truck Show 2018.”
Overall, the 500 exhibiting companies at The Work Truck Show 2018 will showcase the latest products necessary to build, equip, customize and utilize the trucks that keep America moving forward. The Work Truck Show’s exclusive New Product Spotlight program makes it easy for attendees to identify new products in advance and on the exhibit floor.
Attendees can learn what 14 of the leading commercial vehicle OEMs have planned for 2018 and beyond at exclusive chassis update sessions. During each presentation, company representatives provide insights into their future plans related to the work truck industry, share technical information about their latest chassis specifications and designs, and review body and equipment installation options. The following update sessions are scheduled: Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles and GMC, Ford Commercial Vehicles, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, Freightliner Trucks, Hino Trucks, International Truck, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc., Kenworth Truck Co., Mack Trucks Inc., Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc., Nissan Commercial Vehicles, Peterbilt Motors Company, Ram Commercial and Western Star Trucks.