February 26, 2013
More than 10,000 work truck industry professionals will head to Indianapolis next week for North America‘s largest work truck event. The Work Truck Show 2013 runs March 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center and features 500,000 square feet of the newest vocational trucks, vans and equipment.
“This is the biggest week of the year for many people in our industry,” says Shawn Jacobs , NTEA 2013 Convention chairman and president & CEO of STS Trailer & Truck Equipment (Syracuse, N.Y.). “The Work Truck Show is where new chassis, bodies, equipment, components and technologies are launched. Educational sessions start March 5, a day before the show floor opens, because we have so many topics to cover.”
The event is the only one in the country that offers test drives in more than 20 commercially viable hybrid and alternative fuel vocational vehicles. The Ride-and-Drive route takes participants onto the streets of Indianapolis and around Lucas Oil Stadium before returning to the Convention Center, giving them a true idea about how the trucks perform.
Last year’s Work Truck Show at the Indiana Convention Center was the largest in history, with 563 exhibitors and more than 10,400 attendees.