Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit FAQs

What is Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit?
Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit, formerly Truck Product Conference, is an annual event which offers the work truck industry technical community the opportunity to preview commercial vehicle updates and engage with OEM engineers on critical upfitting issues. Industry professionals will:

  • Learn about important changes to powertrains, electrical systems, chassis structures and other vehicle systems
  • Speak directly with chassis OEM engineers and product specialists, which translates to practical support for upfitters
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Participate in Q&A with OEM representatives

Why did the name change from Truck Product Conference to Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit?
The Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit name more strongly aligns with the program’s intent and overall scope focusing on upfitter and equipment manufacturer technical needs.

When and where is Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit?
This year’s event is Sept. 13–14, 2022, at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio.

Who should attend?
Engineering professionals working in the commercial vehicle industry should attend, including:

  • Final-stage equipment manufacturers and distributors
  • Installation shop and engineering professionals
  • Commercial vehicle fleets
  • Vehicle modifiers and equipment installers

Who presents?
Leading chassis OEM engineers and product specialists share technical details on their latest models, including upfitter modifications and body builder information, and participate in Q&A with attendees.

In what time zone will event activities occur?
All scheduled activities will be held in Eastern Daylight Time.

When will registration open?
Registration will open in June 2022. Sign up to receive event updates.

I work for a chassis manufacturer. Will I be allowed to attend competitors’ sessions?
With respect to the confidentiality of chassis manufacturer information shared during Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit, OEM registrants are requested to refrain from attending live competitor sessions. Please contact NTEA at with questions.

Who hosts Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit?
Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit is hosted by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry.

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