WTW22 education preview

This article was published in the November 2021 edition of NTEA News.

Registration and housing are open for North America’s largest work truck event, returning to Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. WTW22 includes Work Truck Show exhibits, extensive education and training, Green Truck Summit, a Ride & Drive, and multiple networking activities. Building on the success of the 2021 virtual event, WTW22 includes new online features such as on-demand exhibitor listings, product information and post-event education session materials for registered Conference Package attendees.

Work Truck Week is scheduled March 8–11, 2022, at Indiana Convention Center (Indianapolis, Indiana). Green Truck Summit is held March 8, education sessions run March 8–10, and the Work Truck Show exhibit hall is open March 9–11.

This annual event features an expansive exhibit floor displaying the most innovative commercial vehicles, equipment and technology; three days of educational programs and OEM updates; special events and receptions; and the industry’s leading alternative fuels and advanced technology conference.

2022 program lineup
Work Truck Week and Green Truck Summit Conference Package registrants can choose from a full slate of education sessions where thought leaders and industry experts share strategies to help improve efficiency, implement best practices and enhance operational growth. Key topics address OEM updates, market trends, vehicle design and specification, risk mitigation, and more.

Beyond concurrent courses, the event features the following special sessions. These are not included in any registration package — they’re available separately for purchase.

Creating a Roadmap to Increase Truck Dealer Commercial Vehicle Sales Session
With current marketplace challenges, it’s easy to sit back and wait for economic improvement before taking action to increase sales. However, there is no better time than now to employ innovative business improvement strategies and overcome obstacles to gain new customers. This session will provide a blueprint for success to help your commercial vehicle business grow and prosper.

Develop Process Stability with Lean Fundamentals Workshop
This interactive learning experience, held off-site at a factory converted into a simulated work environment, will introduce the concept of job instruction (JI). Focused on training employees to perform tasks correctly, safely and conscientiously, JI is designed to develop basic process stability. Participants will walk through four-step JI training and discover how it integrates into an actual work environment. Other concepts covered include JI training matrix, fundamental job breakdown process, and lean fundamentals. Attendees will receive helpful materials and resources to assist with implementation.

Fleet Management 101 Workshop
Conducted by Mercury Associates Inc., this seminar offers an introduction to the important elements of an effective fleet management program. If you are new to fleet management or a business owner, agency director, procurement or finance official who serves as the de facto fleet manager in your organization, this workshop is for you. Topics include maintenance program design and shop operations management; outsourcing and supplier management; performance measurement and benchmarking; managing vehicle total cost of ownership; and fleet replacement.

Generation Next Leadership Workshop & Networking Reception: AAAs of Successful Leaders
Explore qualities that make a good team — alignment, assignment, adjustment (AAAs). These principles gave presenter Alex Molden success while playing in National Football League. When team members understand expectations, create relationships and separate facts from feelings, a great work culture can flourish. This workshop features activities to help participants identify where and why they may be apprehensive to change. Gain adaptation techniques to immediately implement to build a more cohesive unit and increase productivity. If you’re part of a team that’s struggling with performance, insecurity or accountability, this session is for you.

Indiana LTAP Fleet Educational Program Session: Transportation Innovation and Technology Transfer
Every transportation agency has someone with the can-do spirit. It’s inspiring to see how these doers solve difficult issues, and it’s time to recognize their achievements. During Part 1: Innovation in Transportation — Building Better Mousetraps, discover programs at federal, state and local levels that celebrate these innovative solutions and share them with other agencies facing the same challenges. Innovations range from tool and equipment modifications to implementation of new processes that increase safety, reduce cost, and improve transportation system efficiency.

The need to provide goods and services at a reduced cost is a challenge shared by public and private fleets. The cost of fuel, fleet dependability, and demand for services drive fleet managers to find ways to meet needs within tight budgets. Alternative fuels can help meet this challenge. During Part 2: What Fuels Public Works — The Innovators in Alternative Fuels, hear from a panel of municipal managers who have taken bold steps toward cleaner, safer and more dependable fuels for their fleet and community.

Purdue Road School: Indiana Statutes and Rules for Professional Engineering Licensure Session
This session will cover Indiana Code vs. Indiana Administrative Code, selected statutes and rules applied to the practice of engineering, registration by comity, registrant’s seal, computer-based testing for FE and PE exams, rules for continuing education, audits, board structure, and threats to professional licensure.

Purdue Road School: Professionalism and Ethics in the Practice of Engineering Session
Review the new American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Code of Ethics, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Code of Ethics, rules of professional conduct in Indiana statutes and rules, reporting violations, the basis for making ethical decisions, NSPE Ethics Reference Guide, and NSPE Board of Ethical Review.

Spec’ing for Success Workshop
Building effective specifications is essential to successful vocational truck acquisitions. Join a team of subject matter experts for an in-depth workshop on identifying correct specification components for popular commercial vehicle applications. Following an overview of common components (terrain, axles, suspension, frame and weight distribution), presenters will cover how selections influence performance.

Visit worktruckweek.com for more details, including access to online exhibitor and product listings, schedule of events, registration and housing.