Category: NTEA

The Way We Were – Thoughts from Work Truck Week 2024

In the recent past for the automotive world (both commercial and retail), the world of selling was very different. With scarce inventory, customers were clamoring for darn near any vehicle they could get their hands on. And this meant prices that were higher (often significantly so) than usual, along with multiple customers competing for the same vehicle. As a result, many new to the vehicle business thought the process was simply taking an order, frequently from the person willing to pay the highest amount.  Oh,...

WTW24 | Safety Central -A Safe Bet: You Couldn’t Have Missed Booth 5321 at Work Truck Week 2024 Even If You Tried

Was it the carefully aligned, polished vehicles that you spotted from across the floor?  Or the high-tech touch screens, bright lights, and chrome-finished storage solutions you noticed upon closer inspection? Maybe it was the group of onlookers by the high-roof van hypnotized by another smooth ErgoRack demo?  No matter what pulled you into Booth 5321, it wouldn’t have taken long to notice the precise attention to details given to the souped-up vehicles, product displays, and engaging Experts covering the booth. After all, an exhibit at...

Commercial vehicle industry shows up and shows off at Work Truck Week® 2024 

Record-setting event brings together 15,790 attendees, 536 exhibitors FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (March 18, 2024) — Work Truck Week® continues to grow. A verified 15,790 industry professionals from 29 countries and all 50 U.S. states gathered March 5–8 at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis for Work Truck Week 2024, breaking last year’s attendance record of 14,885. Work Truck Show exhibit space was sold out, with 536 companies filling the exhibit hall and New Exhibitor Pavilion with the latest commercial vehicles, equipment and technology.              Work Truck Week is...

Daimler Truck North America’s First Battery-Electric Freightliner eM2 Box Trucks Hit the Road

PORTLAND, Ore. (March 14, 2024) — Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA) announces the delivery of its first battery-electric Freightliner eM2 trucks, after the start of series production of the medium-duty electric vehicles at the end of 2023. The Freightliner eM2, manufactured at DTNA’s plant in Portland, Oregon, has since been distributed to customers across the country. PITT OHIO, a leading transportation, warehouse, and logistics services company, is the first to deploy the eM2. The two Freightliner eM2 Class 7 trucks, which PITT OHIO is integrating...


Coach Ken Taylor of Commercial Truck Training sat down with Kathryn Schifferle, CVO Work Truck Solutions to talk about the tools available and needed for the fast changing commercial vehicle market as well as One Nexus’ acquisition of Commercial Truck Training. Be sure to attend 2025 Work Truck Week!


Ben Winter, Director of Business Development, Transfer Flow Inc sat down with Steve Henning, to talk about the growth and innovation Transfer Flow has been through in the last year – and of course, why it’s important to come to Work Truck Week.


Anthony Lista, Vice President, General Manager Unicell Vans with Kristean von der Heiden, spoke about Unicell’s unique position as the only one piece fiberglass work truck body – and celebrating Ford’s 10 year anniversary for their Transit.Connections and Seeing the bodies your are selling and buying are important- Make sure to attend 2025 Work Truck Week!

LISTEN: WTW24 | SHYFT GROUP | BlueArc + Utilimaster | Problem Solving

Eric Fisher, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Blue Arc EV Solutions  and Nick Troiola, Director of Strategic Sales, Utilimaster – both of Shyft Innovations sat down with out podcast team and gave us the insights into the Products they were highlighting — and more reasons why to got to next year’s Work Truck Week!

WATCH + LISTEN: WTW24 | SWITCH-N-GO | Jeff Jerousek

Jeff Jerousek, Vice President of Sales, Switch-N-Go & AmeriDeck, unveiled Switch-N-Go’s innovative first-or-it’s-kind approach to utilizing their integral switching system for class 3 vehicles in response to the Class 4 + 5 vehicle limited availability. Unveiled at Work Truck Week 2024.

WTW24: Morgan Olson and EAVX celebrate development milestone in next-generation PROXIMA step van with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.

Innovation-focused business unit of JB Poindexter makes inaugural appearance at NTEA’s premier industry event STURGIS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Morgan Olson, LLC (Morgan Olson) has achieved another innovation milestone in developing the next-generation walk-in step van: Proxima. This version of Proxima has evolved with a new, radically streamlined body design by J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. d/b/a EAVX (EAVX) – the innovation hub for J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. (JBPCO). The next-generation step van Proxima features a number of innovative body design highlights from Morgan Olson, including: Inside...