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Onsite Coverage at NTEA's Fall Conferences!

This week, the NTEA is presenting the Business and Market Planning Summit (Sept. 9) followed by the New Model Truck Product Conference (Sept. 10-12) in Dearborn, MI. Check out daily highlights from both events!

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G. Mustafa Mohatarem provided the North American Macroeconomic Forecast. He discussed economic recovery progress, auto sales, growth in Canada and Mexico and more.

BMPS 2013_G. Mustafa Mohatarem

Ken Kremar provided the Commercial Truck Industry Forecast. He discussed commercial truck sales trends, improvement in the growth of the NAFTA economy and more.

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Eli Lustgarten provided the Commercial Truck Application Market Review. He discussed global themes dictating slower economies, drivers of the U.S. economy and more.

BMPS 2013_Eli Lustgarten

Steve Latin-Kasper provided the Commercial Truck and Equipment Outlook, Foreign and Domestic. He discussed work truck industry growth compared to U.S. economy, commodity pricing and more.

BMPS 2013_Steve Latin-Kasper 

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ISUZU Logo NEWRepresentatives from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. presented technical information on Isuzu commercial trucks, including chassis specifications, design, and body builder installation guidelines.


Pictured from left, Ed Crawford, executive director, Sales Performance, Isuzu; and Brian Buchanan, manager, Product Planning, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.

TPC13_Isuzu Program 2

TPC 2013 Isuzu Utilimaster Reach
Isuzu Utilimaster Reach

TPC2013 Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX, Isuzu NQR, Isuzu NQR and Isuzu NPR HD 
Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX, Isuzu NQR, Isuzu NQR and Isuzu NPR HD

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Western Star Logo(2) Representatives from Western Star focused on new options and features.



Peter Schimunek, marketing segment manager, Western Star Trucks, presented a video showcasing the company's June 2013 Ride and Drive, then focused on multiple new product offerings and modifications, as well as introductions under development for the 4700, 4800, 4900 and 6900 model trucks.

TPC 2013_Western Star Program 1

TPC2013 Western Star Allison Transmission 4700 SB
Western Star Allison Transmission 4700 SB

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Mack LogoMack Trucks, Inc. presented a model overview, highlighting Mack Granite MHD and MHD 4x2 models; chassis and electrical features; and natural gas offerings.

Stuart Russoli, construction marketing product manager, leads Mack's technical presentation at the 2013 Truck Product Conference.

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Mack Granite Axle Forward MHD
Mack Granite Axle Forward MHD

Mack Granite Axle Back 6-x-4 Heavy Duty Dump Chassis
Mack Granite Axle Back 6-x-4 Heavy Duty Dump Chassis

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RAM commercial logo_2012Ram Commercial presented the latest technical information on chassis specifications and addressed issues that can affect installation of bodies and equipment.


Ram Commercial panel discusses updates.

TPC 2013 RAM Presentation 

Ram Heavy Duty
Ram Heavy Duty

Ram 1500 Promaster
Ram 1500 Promaster

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/uploadedImages/NTEA_Site_Home/Association/Conferences_and_Training/Peterbilt Logo 2013.pngPeterbilt Motors Company discussed the Model 567 launch, including electric over air switches, and  shared updates to conventional and cab-over Class 5, 6 and 7 models. 
Representatives from Peterbilt Motors Company presented product updates and offerings. TPC_2013_Peterbilt_Preso 

Peterbilt 567

Peterbilt 220

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/uploadedImages/NTEA_Site_Home/Association/Conferences_and_Training/Mit Fuso Logo.jpgMitsubishi Fuso Truck of America reviewed the new 2014 Canter FE/FG-series trucks, covering all technical product information, chassis specifications, and body installation and mounting options.

Mitsubishi FE

Mitsubishi FG 4X4

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/uploadedImages/NTEA_Site_Home/Association/Conferences_and_Training/GM Logo.jpgChevrolet and GMC Commercial Truck representatives presented technical information on Chevrolet and GMC chassis specifications, body installation and equipment mounting options, as well as the most up-to-date information on body applications and alternative fuel solutions offered by GM.
Mark Karney, director, Alternate Energy Vehicle Support & SVM Operations, kicked off Chevrolet and GMC Commercial Truck's program on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The program focused on updates to Sierra and Silverado trucks, vans and upfitter integration. 2013-TPC-GM 

Chevy Express 2500 Cargo Van

Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab LTZ 

Chevy Silverado 2500 4WD WT Regular Cab 

Chevy Sierra 3500 HD 4WD Crew Cab Chassis

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/uploadedImages/NTEA_Site_Home/Association/Conferences_and_Training/Freightliner Logo.jpgFreightliner Trucks covered newly released options and features, including the Freightliner body builder book, body builder-friendly options and Allison Fifth Gen.
Representatives from Freightliner Trucks discussed severe-duty products and their Allison Optimized program on Wednesday, Sept. 11. 2013_TPC_Freightliner_Preso 

Freightliner Business Class M2

Freightliner 108SD

Freightliner 114SD

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kenworth(1) Kenworth Truck Company discussed the newly-launched T880 vocational truck and also covered their latest heavy- and medium-duty product offerings, body builder information and key technical highlights of the 2013 lineup.

Doug Powell, medium-duty marketing manager (L) and Alan Fennimore, vocational marketing manager (R), for Kenworth present updates.

TPC 2013 Kenworth Presentation 

TPC 2013 Kenworth T880
Kenworth T880

TPC 2013 Kenworth T370 with Paccar PX-9
Kenworth T370 with Paccar PX-9

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Hino Trucks  provided details on current and upcoming changes to their offerings and how they can affect the installation of bodies and equipment. An overview of the HinoCare program was given.


Spencer Nicol Sr., senior manager of strategic product applications, Hino, presents updates.

TPC 2013 Hino Presentation 

TPC 2013 Hino 338
Hino 338

TPC 2013 Hino 195h
Hino 195h

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Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Toyota did not present updates, but displayed vehicles.


 TPC 2013 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Tacoma

TPC 2013 Toyota Tundra
Toyota Tundra

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Ford LogoFord Commercial Truck provided insight into current economic and business factors affecting the industry, summarized current product offerings and highlighted product updates and vehicle line innovations.


Ford Commercial Truck panelists present updates.

TPC 2013 Ford Presentation

TPC 2013 F250 Super Duty
Ford F250 Super Duty

TPC 2013 Ford Transit
Ford Transit

TPC 2013 Ford F650
Ford F650 

TPC 2013 Ford F150XL, F250 Super Duty, F350
(L-R) Ford F150XL, F250 Super Duty, F350

TPC 2013 Ford E-450 Cutaway with LPG Conv
Ford E-450 Cutaway with LPG Conv

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