By Peter Miller
Executive Vice President of Business Development & Sales
Pro-Tech Industries (La Vergne, Tennessee)
This article was published in the November 2020 edition of NTEA News.
As you’ve likely heard, after extensive and careful deliberation, we realized a typical Work Truck Week is not possible in 2021. The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors and staff is paramount, and was a driving factor in the Board of Directors assessing the feasibility of the 2021 event.
Doing what’s right for the work truck industry is our top priority and commitment, which is why it was extremely hard — but ultimately necessary — to make this decision. Each year, my company relies on Work Truck Week to further our business opportunities and strengthen professional connections, so I know the significant impact this will have on the commercial vehicle community.
For the last several months, NTEA has collaborated closely with partners in Indianapolis to find creative solutions. However, due to necessary restrictions imposed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, options for delivering a high-quality, productive in-person event are not possible. We cannot confidently ensure attendees, exhibitors and industry stakeholders will be able to accomplish their goals or get what they need (and rightfully expect) from Work Truck Week.
NTEA and the Board are now focusing on identifying ways to best support our members and the industry in the year ahead while planning for 2022. While we do not feel Work Truck Week can be adequately captured in a virtual setting, there are potential opportunities to share education and connect industry businesses. More information will be released in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, find updates at worktruckshow.com, and sign up to receive 2022 event details. Contact NTEA (firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-441-6832) with questions or for additional information.
Stay safe and healthy as you continue doing the important work that keeps North America running.