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DEBUTS DOMINATE WORK TRUCK SHOW
A record number of attendees visited the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana recently. OEMs were busy unveiling new products, as six trucks were debuted this year.

“The Work Truck Show was once again the venue for showcasing the best, newest and most innovative commercial vehicles, equipment and solutions the industry has to offer, across all weight classes and applications,” said Steve Carey, NTEA executive director. “Our exhibitors were happy with the Show traffic, and attendees were happy to have so many new products to discover. The educational sessions and networking events were also all well-attended as fleet managers, distributors and upfitters took advantage of the multiple opportunities to learn from each other and industry experts. And now we turn our attention to making The Work Truck Show 2019 even better.”

Ram Commercial debuted their 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman model, a favourite among work fleets (read CAF write-up here); Ford Commercial Vehicles unveiled the 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van with two new engine options (read CAF write-up here); Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles introduced 4500HD/5500HD/6500HD lineup of vehicles; Hino Trucks showed its new XL Series; while International Truck and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of American debuted the MV Series and FE Series, respectively. Over 175 new products were also unveiled, including truck and van bodies, upfits, drivetrain conversions, and more.

The show, which ran from March 6 to 9 at the Indiana Convention Center, welcomed 13,570 work truck industry professionals from 21 countries including Canada and all 50 states. In all, 500 exhibitors occupied over 500,000 square feet of space. A Fleet Technical Congress, Green Truck Summit, educational seminars, and a ride and drive with 11 vehicles, rounded out the show.

Next year, the show will once again take place in Indianapolis on March 5 to 8, 2019.









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