The schedule for North America's largest work truck event has been released, and March 4-6, 2009, the Work Truck Show 2009 will be held at Chicago's McCormick Place by the National Truck Equipment Assocation. The show will exhibit the latest Class 1-8 commercial trucks and equipment from leading manufacturers, which will be available to thousands of work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, and distributors. This year, there will be a special focus on green truck technology. According to Jim Carney, NTEA executive director, "The Work Truck Show is truly a one-stop resource for anyone who relies on his trucks to get the job done."
The Work Truck Show will be held in conjunction with the 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association Convention. With nearly 500,000 square-feet of exhibit space, there will be no shortage of visual stimulation. Work Truck Show attendees can even test-drive more than a dozen street-legal new hybrid and alternative fuel commercial vehicles. The test-drives are free, subject to preregistration, and are a part of the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive. The test-drives will be held during show hours on March 4 and 5. In addition to exhibitions and test-drives, more than 40 training programs will be featured on a wide range of industry topics. The training sessions run from March 3 through March 5, and include topics from hybrid technology and alternative fuels to business development.
Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" and "Deadliest Catch," will be presenting the keynote address at the President's Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting on March 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Registration can be made with the NTEA.
Image courtesy of National Truck Equipment Association, taken from the 2008 Work Truck Show.
Get the complete details for the show, including schedule, exhibitor list, floorplan, and more, from the NTEA website, or call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832).