NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, will host its annual meeting, renamed the Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit, Sept. 13-14 at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio.
Known formerly as the Truck Product Conference, the summit aims to bring together the upfitter community and commercial vehicle chassis manufacturer technical and engineering experts.
The two-day meeting’s new name was chosen to better reflect the event’s program scope and intent, which now focuses on upfitter and equipment manufacturer technical needs, according to Kevin Koester, NTEA managing director.
“We’re excited to share the new name of this annual commercial vehicle event, and we’re even more excited to provide an opportunity for upfitters and chassis engineers to reconnect in person on the latest technical updates and applications,” said Koester.
The summit will present important changes to powertrains, electrical systems, chassis structures and other vehicle systems. Attendees can preview commercial vehicle updates and engage directly with OEM engineers, technical representatives and product specialists on critical upfitting issues, according to NTEA.
Summit registration will begin in June. Visit ntea.com/upfittingsummit for further details and updates.
Headquartered in Detroit, the 58-year old NTEA represents more than 2,000 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also are NTEA members The group provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces Work Truck Week and Green Truck Summit.