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U.S. Under Secretary for Energy to Speak at Green Truck Summit

U.S. Under Secretary for Energy Kristina Johnson, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address at the Green Truck Summit in St. Louis on March 9. Johnson, who is responsible for Department of Energy (DOE) programs in energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental management, fossil energy, nuclear energy, and energy reliability, will speak on “U.S. Opportunities for Increasing Commercial Truck Productivity.”

Johnson will be welcomed to the podium by U.S. Representative Gary Peters (MI), who is receiving the Green Truck Leadership Award at the event. Peters is the author of the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009 (H.R. 3246), which contains provisions to benefit organizations that partner with the DOE to design and build the next generation of fuel-efficient commercial trucks. This legislation passed the House in September, and companion legislation is currently pending in the Senate.

The Green Truck Summit is the leading educational conference addressing “green” technology for work trucks, including hybrid and alternative fuels. It is held March 9 and 10 in conjunction with The Work Truck Show®, North America’s largest work truck event, at America’s Center in St. Louis. The Work Truck Show runs March 10-12. It is produced annually by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), which jointly produces and manages the Green Truck Summit with CALSTART.

Johnson is internationally recognized for her academic and engineering achievements. She holds 129 U.S. and international patents and patents pending. She has received a number of awards, including the John Fritz Medal, widely considered the highest award in the engineering profession. In addition to her extensive academic career, Johnson also helped found several companies, including ColorLink, Inc., SouthEast Techinventures, and Unyos.

“We are delighted to have a keynote speaker of Dr. Johnson’s caliber at the Green Truck Summit,” says Jim Carney, NTEA executive director. “Our attendees are sure to benefit from the top-level insights she and Congressman Peters can provide into what is happening in Washington that will impact companies manufacturing and using hybrid and alternative fuel work trucks today and into the future.”

For more information and to register for the Green Truck Summit, visit www.ntea.com or call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832).

About the NTEA

Established in 1964, the NTEA is the leading association supporting the $101 billion commercial truck and trailer industry. The Association currently represents nearly 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, bodies, equipment, trailers and accessories. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.

About CALSTART

CALSTART is North America’s leading advanced transportation technologies consortium. It is a participant-supported organization of more than 140 firms and organizations worldwide, dedicated to expanding and supporting a high-tech transportation industry that cleans the air, creates jobs and improves energy efficiency. CALSTART serves as a strategic broker to spur advanced transportation technologies, fuels, systems and the companies that make them. For more information about CALSTART, visit www.calstart.org or call (626) 744-5600.

NTEA Recognizes Safety and Quality Processes through its Member Verification Program

Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) 

has requalified 16 member NTEAcompanies for their commitment to safety and quality standards. 

This brings the total number of companies who have achieved MVP status 408 to date.

Since 2005, NTEA’s Member Verification Program has recognized distributors, manufacturers 

and upfitters for implementing quality business practices and for complying with specific government 

safety regulations. Criteria to meet the MVP standards can involve liability insurance, warranty programs, vehicle and employee certification, safety policies, and quality assurance.

Program standards were enhanced in July, 2009, to include more stringent requirements.

“We congratulate these members who have demonstrated compliance to key quality standards 

and for building better relationships between distributors and manufacturers, and between suppliers and 

their customers,” said NTEA Executive Director Jim Carney. “With the recent introduction of updated 

criteria, we have raised the bar of the MVP program to even higher standards which should impact the quality efforts of our members and industry to an even greater extent.”

Members who have successfully renewed their MVP status as of January 1, 2010 are:

Access Tools & Equipment (Miami, FL)

AEV Inc – American Emergency Vehicles (Jefferson, NC)

Brandon Truck Equipment Inc (St-Gabriel-de-Brandon, QC)

Champion Bus Inc (Imlay City, MI)

DuraClass (Tishomingo, MS)

Elkhart Coach Div Forest River Inc (Elkhart, IN)

Fiber-Tech Industries Inc (Spokane, WA)

Lancaster Truck Bodies (Lancaster, PA)

McCoy Miller LLC (Elkhart, IN)

NAMCO Machine & Gear Works Ltd (Edmonton, AB)

National Van Builders Inc (Attleboro, MA)

Nelson Truck Equipment Co Inc (Kent, WA)

RMS, a Division of Stoms Companies LLC (Westminster, MD)

Time Mfg Co (Waco, TX)

Titan Truck Equipment (Spokane, WA)

Washington Auto Carriage (Spokane, WA)

MVPs must re-verify every three years. Updated criteria for the Member Verification Program can be found at http://www.ntea.com/content.aspx?id=11458.

Registration Open for The Work Truck Show 2010

NTEA Announces Complete Event Schedule

The NTEA Work Truck Show is the industry event that best addresses the trucking needs of the construction industry.

Registration is now open for North America’s largest work truck event, The Work Truck Show 2010. Register online at www.ntea.com to explore 500,000 square feet of cutting-edge truck components, equipment and full-size vocational trucks. imagesAttendees can choose from more than 40 training sessions to help improve their operations, including a full-day Fleet Management Symposium and a Truck Fleet Manager Training Session and Networking Luncheon open exclusively to fleet managers.

The Work Truck Show 2010 is held in conjunction with the 46th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, March 10-12, 2010 at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO. The Convention, educational sessions and Green Truck Summit open March 9.

“We know that organizations have to consider all travel costs very carefully,” says Allen Birmingham, NTEA Convention chairman and national sales manager of Tommy Gate Co. (Phoenix, AZ). “That’s why the NTEA has been working overtime to ensure that The Work Truck Show 2010 is the one event fleet managers must attend in 2010. We’ve teamed up with the industry’s leading companies to put together an unmatched line-up of training, new product launches and equipment that you just can’t find anywhere else. If you can only make it to one show in 2010, make it The Work Truck Show!”

The Work Truck Show 2010 floor fills both America’s Center and the Edward Jones Dome with Class 1-8 trucks, components and specialized equipment from a diverse range of global manufacturers. Dozens of new products are launched at the Work Truck Show. To make it easier to seek out the latest developments, many new products are identified in the show directory and on signage with a New Product Spotlight logo.

The leading chassis manufacturers do more than just show off their coolest new trucks at the Work Truck Show — 10 give full-blown presentations covering what’s new and upcoming with their product lines. For example, representatives of Hino will discuss the company’s chassis cab model line-up changes for 2011, 2012 and 2013, as well as new options for the service/utility market. General Motors Fleet and Commercial Operations will focus on significant improvements planned for the Silverado and HD chassis to better serve the commercial truck market. International Truck plans to talk about its Advanced EGR and hybrid technology. These chassis update sessions are scheduled as part of the educational conference March 9-11.

Fleet management professionals in any industry or government agency may benefit from the Fleet Management Symposium. In the Symposium, consultant Kelly Walker, president of Kelly Walker Associates, (Dallas, TX) teaches methods to drastically improve fleet and shop productivity while reducing costs. Separate, advance registration for the Symposium is required. Registration includes entry into The Work Truck Show 2010 and all concurrent educational sessions. The Symposium runs from 8:30am–4:30pm on Tuesday, March 9.

Fleet management professionals are also invited to an exclusive Training Session & Networking Luncheon to find out “What’s Wildly Important — Using Data to Manage Fleet Costs” on Thursday, March 11, from 11:30am–1:30pm. At this session, Steve Saltzgiver, director, State of Georgia Office of Fleet Management (Atlanta, GA) will share ideas and success stories about reducing and controlling fleet costs. The luncheon also gives fleet managers an opportunity to meet and learn from each other.

Some of the other educational sessions designed for fleet managers include: Fleet Management Survival Strategies for the Next Decade, Optimizing Work Truck Body and Equipment Design, Trailer and Towing Factors for Class 1-4 Trucks, and Spec’ing Truck Chassis to Match Job Requirements and Optimize Performance. For a  full schedule click here. http://www.ntea.com/content.aspx?id=3456&audience=FL.

Additional Work Truck Show 2010 highlights include:

  • Inspirational keynote address by William Shatner at the President’s Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 11.
  • Expanded Green Truck Summit on Tuesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 10.
  • Fortifying industry connections and reconnecting with peers at the Opening Reception in America’s Center on Tuesday, March 9.
  • Taking the latest hybrid and alternative fuel work trucks for a spin in the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive Wednesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 11 from 12:00 pm -4:30 pm.

Registration Open for The Work Truck Show 2010

NTEA Announces Complete Event Schedule

The NTEA Work Truck Show is the industry event that best addresses the trucking needs of the construction industry.

Registration is now open for North America’s largest work truck event, The Work Truck Show 2010. Register online atimageswww.ntea.com to explore 500,000 square feet of cutting-edge truck components, equipment and full-size vocational trucks. Attendees can choose from more than 40 training sessions to help improve their operations, including a full-day Fleet Management Symposium and a Truck Fleet Manager Training Session and Networking Luncheon open exclusively to fleet managers.

The Work Truck Show 2010 is held in conjunction with the 46th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, March 10-12, 2010 at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO. The Convention,images-1educational sessions and Green Truck Summit open March 9.

“We know that organizations have to consider all travel costs very carefully,” says Allen Birmingham, NTEA Convention chairman and national sales manager of Tommy Gate Co. (Phoenix, AZ). “That’s why the NTEA has been working overtime to ensure that The Work Truck Show 2010 is the one event fleet managers must attend in 2010. We’ve teamed up with the industry’s leading companies to put together an unmatched line-up of training, new product launches and equipment that you just can’t find anywhere else. If you can only make it to one show in 2010, make it The Work Truck Show!”

The Work Truck Show 2010 floor fills both America’s Center and the Edward Jones Dome with Class 1-8 trucks, components and specialized equipment from a diverse range of global manufacturers. Dozens of new products are launched at the Work Truck Show. To make it easier to seek out the latest developments, many new products are identified in the show directory and on signage with a New Product Spotlight logo.

The leading chassis manufacturers do more than just show off their coolest new trucks at the Work Truck Show — 10 give full-blown presentations covering what’s new and upcoming with their product lines. For example, representatives of Hino will discuss the company’s chassis cab model line-up changes for 2011, 2012 and 2013, as well as new options for the service/utility market. General Motors Fleet and Commercial Operations will focus on significant improvements planned for the Silverado and HD chassis to better serve the commercial truck market. International Truck plans to talk about its Advanced EGR and hybrid technology. These chassis update sessions are scheduled as part of the educational conference March 9-11.

Fleet management professionals in any industry or government agency may benefit from the Fleet Management Symposium. In the Symposium, consultant Kelly Walker, president of Kelly Walker Associates, (Dallas, TX) teaches methods to drastically improve fleet and shop productivity while reducing costs. Separate, advance registration for the Symposium is required. Registration includes entry into The Work Truck Show 2010 and all concurrent educational sessions. The Symposium runs from 8:30am–4:30pm on Tuesday, March 9.

Fleet management professionals are also invited to an exclusive Training Session & Networking Luncheon to find out “What’s Wildly Important — Using Data to Manage Fleet Costs” on Thursday, March 11, from 11:30am–1:30pm. At this session, Steve Saltzgiver, director, State of Georgia Office of Fleet Management (Atlanta, GA) will share ideas and success stories about reducing and controlling fleet costs. The luncheon also gives fleet managers an opportunity to meet and learn from each other.

Some of the other educational sessions designed for fleet managers include: Fleet Management Survival Strategies for the Next Decade, Optimizing Work Truck Body and Equipment Design, Trailer and Towing Factors for Class 1-4 Trucks, and Spec’ing Truck Chassis to Match Job Requirements and Optimize Performance. For a  full schedule click here.

Additional Work Truck Show 2010 highlights include:

  • Inspirational keynote address by William Shatner at the President’s Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 11.
  • Expanded Green Truck Summit on Tuesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 10.
  • Fortifying industry connections and reconnecting with peers at the Opening Reception in America’s Center on Tuesday, March 9.
  • Taking the latest hybrid and alternative fuel work trucks for a spin in the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive Wednesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 11 from 12:00 pm -4:30 pm.

Show Updates

New Show Set for 2011 in Mumbai, India

Messe München GmbH (MMG), the organizer of bauma in Munich, Germany and bauma China in Shangai, China, and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), which runs CONEXPO in Las Vegas, NV, have reached an agreement on closer cooperation in organizing international construction machinery trade fairs.

Under the title of ‘bC India – A bauma CONEXPO show’, the organizers are pleased to announce a joint international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, and construction vehicles. The show is scheduled to take place for the first time in February 2011 in Mumbai. The organizers plan to establish a joint venture to run the show.

Eugen Egetenmeir, deputy managing director of MMG, sees considerable potential in this cooperation. “Industry has given a positive response to the idea of an international trade fair for the construction industry in the growth market of India. Through the cooperation between Messe München and AEM, the new event is set to quickly establish itself as an international platform,” Egetenmeir said.

Dennis Slater, president of AEM, concurs. “Both Messe München and AEM are leaders in establishing and producing world-class exhibitions. Our cooperation will bring a combined international expertise to the Indian marketplace, for the benefit of bC India participants and the involved industry,” he noted.

Bauma, held every three years, is the largest construction equipment trade show in the world. It was last held in April 2007 and attracted 500,000 visitors. Its sister show, bauma China, is held every two years in Shanghai. The November 2008 event attracted 113,000 visitors, making it the largest construction equipment show in Asia.

AEM’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG show is held every three years in Las Vegas. The next show is scheduled for March 2011, and AEM is expecting 140,000 visitors, making it the largest event of its kind in North America.

Further details about the event in India will be announced in summer 2009.

2009 NTEA Work Truck Show

On March 16, Site-K Construction Zone ran an article on the successful National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) 2009 Work Truck Show. The following are some video highlight of that show. Watch clips from product unveilings, the show floor, the Green Truck Summit, educational sessions, the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive, the President’s Breakfast and more. Also, hear from exhibitors, attendees and session presenters.

Greg Sitek