Work Truck Industry Dynamics at NTEA Summit

NTEA Executive Leadership Summit to Address Key Market Dynamics Impacting the Work Truck Industry.

May 29. 2024 | Staff Editor

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) is excited to announce the upcoming Executive Leadership Summit, a premier event designed to address the dynamic marketplace currently impacting work truck industry companies. Scheduled to take place from September 23-24, 2024, this summit will bring together chassis OEMs, economists, data analysts, and industry leaders to share targeted information on key trends, forecasts, and insights. The content is meticulously curated to enhance commercial vehicle industry knowledge, foster growth, and boost profitability. Interested participants are encouraged to sign up for event updates, including notification of registration opening.

Program Lineup and Tentative Schedule:

Monday, Sept. 23, 2024

  • 3:30 p.m. – Registration Open
  • 5:30–7:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2024

  • 7:00 a.m. – Registration Open
  • 7:00–7:45 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks

8:05–9:15 a.m. – Work Truck Industry Economic Overview and Market Forecast Join Steve Latin-Kasper, NTEA’s Senior Director of Market Data and Research, for an in-depth economic and market overview. This session will provide valuable insights into commercial vehicle industry trends, the impact of economic cycles, and a North American chassis sales forecast critical for market planning. Attendees will gain understanding of potential industry challenges and opportunities in 2024.

9:15–9:30 a.m. – Break

9:30–10:30 a.m. – Engineering the Future: Considerations in Chassis Design for Upfitters and Manufacturers Learn from leading chassis manufacturers as they delve into the design process of commercial vehicles and chassis for the work truck industry. This session covers the development timeline from minor updates to new designs and discusses collaboration strategies to meet market needs effectively.

10:30–10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Strategic Insights into Commercial Vehicle Data and Trends Andrew Wrobel, Commercial Vehicle Insight Strategist at NTEA, will present the latest trends by vehicle use case, body type, and powertrain. This session will highlight how enhanced vehicle data can drive strategic decision-making and help navigate the evolving market landscape.

12:00–1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:15–2:30 p.m. – State of Emissions Regulations in the Work Truck Industry This panel discussion, moderated by John Davis, Host/Creator/Managing Director of MotorWeek, will explore the complexities of CARB and EPA regulations and their implications for the commercial vehicle industry. Industry representatives will discuss challenges, implementation timelines, and how understanding these regulations can guide strategic decisions in vehicle procurement and operations.

2:30–2:45 p.m. – Break

2:45–4:00 p.m. – AI in the Work Truck Industry: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges for Your Company Johanna Snider, CEO of Blue Cypress, will lead a session on how AI can transform efficiency and operations within the work truck industry. Participants will learn about scaling and deploying AI technology, mitigating associated risks, and leveraging AI for business innovation and competitive advantage.

4:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks

4:00–6:00 p.m. – Evening Reception

This summit is a unique opportunity for industry professionals to gain critical insights and network with peers. Don’t miss out on the chance to stay ahead of industry trends and drive your business forward. Sign up now for updates on registration and event details.

For more information, please visit NTEA.

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