Experience the latest commercial vehicle technologies and fuels

This article was published in the February 2023 edition of NTEA News.

Experience commercial vehicles with the latest advanced fuels and technologies, sustainability offerings and propulsion systems during Work Truck Week 2023 Ride & Drive, March 8–9 from 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Featured vehicles incorporate advancements that promote reduction of fuel use, greenhouse gases or particulate matter. No Ride & Drive registration is necessary; participation is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis to all WTW23 attendees.


Allison Transmission
Booth 3901
Allison Transmission is pleased to sponsor the 2023 Work Truck Week Ride & Drive. In addition to two Allison propulsion solution-equipped vehicles available to drive (an Allison-equipped 9-Speed vehicle and an Allison e-Axle-equipped truck featuring the eGen Power® 100S), the Allison Experience Show Trailer will be open for event attendees to further experience the Power of Allison. Discover how Allison fully automatic transmissions can make a difference for fleets and how new eGen Power® e-Axles are bringing electrification to the commercial vehicle industry with an immersive interactive experience. Allison personnel will be available in the Show Trailer throughout Ride & Drive to answer questions.

ASA/Voyager Camera Systems
Booth 2341
Voyager has brought forth the next generation of commercial vehicle safety by creating an all-encompassing technological ecosystem that redefines what it means to be safe on the road. Voyager AIO allows various safety solutions to work autonomously using a proprietary CAN Bus communication protocol. It’s built for adaptability, making it the smart choice for an ever-evolving fleet and its drivers. Invest only in the features you need without allocating resources to those you don’t. Voyager AIO is a scalable technology that can be designed specifically to fit the needs of any fleet of any size.

Blue Arc | A Shyft Group Brand
Booth 2927
The Blue Arc all-electric delivery vehicle is a 100% battery-powered Class 3 electric commercial vehicle for high-frequency, last-mile delivery fleets. A spacious cargo area features 635–800 cubic feet of storage and offers a choice of vocational packages designed for functionality. The lightweight aluminum and composite body offer higher durability against scratches and dents. With a cargo area ranging from 14–18 feet in length and a payload capacity of up to 5,000 pounds, Shyft customers can maximize productivity and minimize cost of ownership, including fuel and maintenance costs. Class 4 and 5 vehicles are also part of the Blue Arc EV portfolio.

Booth 6133
The all-new Brightdrop Zevo 600 is made with lightweight materials and purpose-built to streamline delivery of goods and services that generate long-term operating efficiencies. And an available GVWR under 10,000 pounds limits the need for additional licensing to operate.

Freightliner Custom Chassis
Booth 1409
The all-electric MT50e Class 5–6 walk-in van chassis features advanced EV technology to meet last-mile delivery demands by generating incredible power and range — with zero emissions. A low-maintenance design backed by the industry’s best warranty coverage and a national support network make MT50e the answer for a practical, all-electric alternative to gas-powered delivery fleet vehicles. Powered by an exclusive battery system from Proterra, MT50e features a GVWR of up to 23,000 pounds, a range of approximately 170 miles or more on a single charge, and a streamlined, integrated design with no reduction in cargo capacity.

GreenPower Motor Company
GreenPower Motor Company specializes in medium- and heavy-duty commercial electric delivery trucks and mobility vehicles. The company designs purpose-built electric vehicles for vocational uses, last-mile delivery and transportation of people. GreenPower’s EV Star Cargo is a Class 4 vehicle with a GVWR of 14,330 pounds, 170-inch wheelbase and supreme carrying capacity of 6,000+ pounds, and up to 566 cubic feet. Products achieve a base range of 150 miles with a battery capacity of 118 kWh. The EV Star full-line also offers a box truck, cab chassis and cutaway. Test-drive the EV Star cargo van to find the right EV Star that’s best for your job.

International Truck
Booth 1921
Built on the same proven foundation as the diesel International® MV™ Series, the International eMV™ Series has everything needed to get the job done and more, without the emissions. Featured in the WTW23 Ride & Drive, the eMV607 Rugby Contractor dump is a 33,000-pound GVWR vehicle, powered by a 210 kWh main battery system which has a 12-volt battery enabling the hydraulics to lift the dump. It also has the horsepower and torque for diesel-like performance, an interior that offers a quieter, more comfortable ride, a state-of-the-art digital display of information and less maintenance costs compared to an internal combustion engine.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America
Booth 1101
New for model year 2024, Isuzu will offer the new Class 5 gas-powered NQR (17,950 pounds GVWR) and NRR (19,500 pounds GVWR). Both will be available in a standard (three-passenger) and crew cab (seven-passenger) configuration. The standard cab features three wheelbases (132.5, 150, and 176 inches) to accommodate body lengths from 14–20 feet. The crew cab is available in two wheelbases (150 and 176 inches) to accommodate body lengths from 12–16 feet. The 6.6-liter V8 produces 350 horsepower and 425 pound-foot of torque. An automatic 6-speed Allison 1000-series transmission transfers that power to the pavement – quickly and efficiently.

Kenworth Truck Company
Booth 5001
Kenworth invites WTW23 attendees to drive the T280, a Class 6 truck from its all-new medium-duty lineup — designed to have best-in-class quality, ergonomics, ingress/egress, maneuverability, visibility, bumper to back of cab and operational flexibility. Drivers will enjoy a fresh look and feel that includes updated styling, new interior, 7-inch HD digital display, smart wheel, ADAS technology, automatic climate control and many other features and amenities.

Lightning eMotors
Booth 4401
The Lightning ZEV3 Transit cargo van is equipped with an electric drivetrain that delivers the best efficiency for its weight class, while providing a quiet, smooth and familiar driving experience. Operated by major parcel carriers, hospital systems and others across North America, the cargo van is reliable and efficient. Available in battery-electric versions offering 140-mile and 200-mile ranges, it provides practical, reliable service while producing zero emissions on the road. Level 2 AC charging and DC Fast Charge are supported.

Peterbilt Motors Company
Booth 4701
The Peterbilt 220EV zero emissions vehicle provides a clean, efficient operation and lower overall maintenance. Designed for driver comfort and productivity, the Model 220EV features enhanced visibility, superior maneuverability, a spacious interior and ease of serviceability for maximum uptime. It’s ideal for short-route pickup and delivery applications.

SEA Electric
Booth 621
The SEA Electric Hino M5 EV model sets the stage for what is possible in the sustainable transport space, with a dependable architecture that’s widely adaptable and proven in the field. This Class 5 model is powered by the SEA-Drive® 120a power-system, which is specified for truck platforms with a GVWR of 16,001–19,500 pounds. Featuring a 1,106 pound-foot electric motor partnered with a 138-kWh battery pack, the M5 EV provides a potential range of up to 190 miles.

VIA Motors Inc.
Booth 5809
Take a ride with VIA Motors, a full-scale OEM producing cost-effective and sustainable electric work trucks to transform fleets to electric drive. Available in Classes 2–5, VIA’s all-electric VTRUX work trucks can be tailored to meet fleet needs and fitted with the desired body style. Test drive a VTRUX by VIA and see how VIA can help electrify fleets.

Booth 5541
The Workhorse W750 is a perfect balance of payload and volume as well as accessibility and utility. The blend of cab-style truck and step-through van makes this the best tool for the widest variety of applications. Access to the 750 cubic-foot cargo space from the front step-through or the large roll-up rear door are useful for parcel delivery applications and trades and materials distribution. And 5,000 pounds of payload allows you to carry 500 10-pound packages or over 90 sheets of drywall. The 118-kW battery pack provides 150 miles of range. Capable of Level 3 charging for fast opportunity charges, it can also charge overnight with a Level 2 charger.

Booth N10
ZEVX strives to be a leader in electrification for light- and medium-duty fleet vehicles (primarily Classes 2–4). Its proprietary powertrain (batteries and drive motor) configuration and rapid conversion turnaround of existing fleet vehicles will accelerate EV adoption globally and provide customers the support infrastructure, fleet services and knowledge needed to transform fleet operations to meet sustainability goals.

Additional Ride & Drive participants

  • Lion Electric (Booth 4025)
  • Karma Automotive (Booth 429)
  • Motiv Power Systems (Booth 4135)

See an updated list of participating companies and vehicles at worktruckweek.com/rideanddrive.