Major OEMs bring innovation to Truck Product Conference

This article was published in the July 2018 edition of NTEA News.

Explore the latest updates from leading chassis manufacturers at NTEA’s Truck Product Conference. Scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 25 to Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, this annual event will be held at a new venue — Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. It’s a unique opportunity to preview upcoming vehicles and discuss critical upfitter modifications with engineers from OEMs.

Beyond addressing product changes, participating chassis manufacturers will cover their plans for the future. Attendees can view new vehicle displays and engage OEM representatives on a variety of topics related to building multi-stage commercial trucks. The conference has become a highly-valued forum for gaining awareness of what’s coming and working through potential challenges. 

During this year’s two-day program, participants can: 

  • View product upgrades and OEM launches
  • Learn about new model-year trucks
  • Get familiar with OEM positions on technical issues
  • Navigate potential upfitting challenges
  • Locate body builder content and related resources
  • Network with industry peers

OEM participants

Advance registration pricing
For advance registration pricing ($149 NTEA members/$249 nonmembers), register for Truck Product Conference by Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. After this date, costs increase to $179 for members and $279 for nonmembers. Breakfast and lunch are included in the event package, in addition to an opening reception from 4:30–6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Learn more and register at or call 800-441-6832.

Hotel information
Hyatt Place Detroit/Novi — conveniently connected to Suburban Collection Showplace — is offering a special NTEA discounted rate of $175 per night if booking by Aug. 31, 2018. Use group code G-NTEA. Keep in mind, availability is limited.

The Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel is a spacious, luxurious option located next to Twelve Oaks Mall (a full-line shopping mall with more than 180 stores). Receive a discount ($219 per night); book by Aug. 31, 2018 and reference NTEA group rate. There is no shuttle service to and from this hotel; it’s an approximate 10-minute drive to the conference location.

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