North America’s largest work truck event returns in person to Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 8–11, 2022, with an expanded format, new branding, and a familiar keynote speaker.
March 1, 2022 | Emma Tyborski
For more than two decades, North America’s largest work truck event has helped the commercial vehicle community discover innovative solutions, overcome challenges and achieve goals. Get ready to experience the newest industry products from hundreds of exhibiting companies, educational programs delivered by experts, and opportunities to interact with thousands of industry professionals. The exhibit hall covers more than 500,000 square feet of space with Class 1–8 vocational vehicles, including chassis, bodies, components, equipment, technology and accessories.
The Work Truck Show is pleased to return to Indianapolis in person with an expanded format and new branding. The 2021 virtual event was a great success and for 2022, NTEA is adding a more robust online component and officially rebranding this annual industry gathering as Work Truck Week®. Features throughout the week will include, The Work Truck Show® exhibit hall, Green Truck Summit, OEM updates and industry-focused education, as well as the NTEA Annual Meeting with keynote speaker Mike Rowe.
One of Work Truck Week’s most popular keynote speakers returns to the NTEA stage with fresh insights on the value of hard work. Best known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” a title he earned as the creator and host of the hit TV series Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe is also the country’s leading advocate for the skilled trades. Mike will share lessons he learned while working as an apprentice and talks about opportunities that exist in the most unlikely professions.
Mike is the founder and CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that debunks myths and misperceptions about the trades and helps close the skills gap in today’s workforce. He is currently the executive producer and host of discovery+ series Six Degrees and Somebody’s Got to Do It on TBN and Pure Flix, and he won an Emmy for his work on Facebook’s groundbreaking series Returning the Favor.
The main exhibit hall encompasses products from all commercial vehicle industry segments — including chassis, bodies, aerial devices, snow and ice control equipment, accessories and components — with many exhibitors revealing or launching new offerings. In addition, the New Exhibitor Pavilion showcases products from first-time exhibitors.
Work Truck Week offers a variety of opportunities to connect with the people and companies your business needs to thrive.
– Opening Reception is the work truck industry’s first major gathering for 2022.
– NTEA’s Annual Meeting (including breakfast) features a special keynote address as well as updates on Association initiatives and events.
– Generation Next, an industry professional development group, offers a Leadership Workshop & Networking Reception for attendees who joined the industry within the last 10 years.
GREEN TRUCK SUMMIT
This annual event features intensive programs led by industry experts and fleet managers — covering clean energy trends for commercial vehicles and operational insights for vocational truck fleets. It offers perspective on work truck evolution and advanced technology development.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
As part of the 2022 educational program, thought leaders and industry experts will share strategies to help attendees improve efficiency, implement best practices and grow their operations. Key topics address workforce development, chassis OEM updates, market and economic trends, vehicle design and specification, risk mitigation, government regulations, and more.