Who We Are

The Association for the Work Truck Industry represents more than 1,950 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories.

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Member benefits

Join NTEA today. NTEA members have access to products, services and resources to help grow and improve business. Learn more

Technical resources

Staff engineers with more than 50 years of combined industry experience. Learn more

The Work Truck Show®

The must-attend event for the work truck industry. Learn more


Maintainer president announces intent to retire; company names successor

September 22, 2017

Maintainer (Sheldon, Iowa) announced after a 21-year run as company president, Denny Michels will retire on December 31, 2017. Shelley Morris, current vice president and general manager, will succeed Michels as president in January.

Link Manufacturing president announces retirement; company names successor

September 20, 2017

Link Manufacturing (Sioux Center, Iowa) announced President and CEO Denny Michels will retire on December 31, 2017. Jim Huls, current executive vice president and COO, will succeed Michels as president beginning January 1, 2018.

Lightning Systems and New Eagle debut zero-emissions electric system for Ford Transit

September 19, 2017

Lightning Systems (Loveland, Colorado) announced it will introduce, in partnership with New Eagle, a zero-emissions full electric system for Ford Transit passenger wagon, van, cutaway and chassis cab models.


Truck Product Conference

September 26-28, 2017 | Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel Novi, MI

Gain direct access to new model chassis and the engineers who design them. New location for 2017!

Truck Product Conference

Executive Leadership Summit

October 24-25, 2017 | Chicago Marriott O'Hare Hotel Chicago, IL

Hear insights into the economic, regulatory and business trends affecting your company. New location for 2017!

Executive Leadership Summit

The Work Truck Show 2018

March 6-9, 2018 | Indiana Convention Center Indianapolis, IN

Registration opens in the fall. Sign up to receive event information.

The Work Truck Show 2018

NTEA Online Directories

The Association offers comprehensive online directories that are freely available to members, helping them find contacts and companies to support their efforts in the work truck industry.


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Fleet resources

NTEA offers information to help vocational fleets manage their operations and mitigate risk.