NTEA offers commercial vehicle industry educational opportunities

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

Did you know NTEA is a leading source of education and training for the commercial vehicle industry? In addition, the Association is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue IACET continuing education units (CEUs). Here is an overview of some of NTEA’s educational offerings.

NTEA hosts key industry events that provide insights, education, networking and more for the work truck community.

Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit
NTEA’s Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit offers the work truck technical community an opportunity to preview commercial vehicle updates and engage with OEM engineers on critical upfitter modifications. This year’s event is Oct. 3–4, 2023 at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions (Sandusky, Ohio). Visit ntea.com/upfittingsummit to learn more.

Executive Leadership Summit
NTEA’s Executive Leadership Summit explores trends, forecasts and marketplace dynamics influencing commercial vehicle industry companies. This year’s event is Sept. 21, 2023 at Saint John’s Resort (Plymouth, Michigan). Learn more at ntea.com/executivesummit.

Work Truck Week®
Work Truck Week is North America’s largest work truck event featuring the newest commercial vehicle products, industry-focused training courses, and access to technical and engineering representatives from hundreds of exhibiting companies. Learn more about Work Truck Week 2024, which will be held March 5–8, 2024, at Indiana Convention Center (Indianapolis, Indiana), by visiting worktruckweek.com.

Online training and education
NTEA offers a variety of online training opportunities free to members, including:

  • Truck Equipment 101 (TE101) covers all aspects of work trucks and the industry, including chassis and powertrains to bodies and cab styles. Learn more at ntea.com/te101.
  • Truck Equipment 201 (TE201) modules are designed for those with technical knowledge seeking a deeper understanding of certain topics outlined in TE101. Learn more at ntea.com/te201.
  • Truck Equipment Electrical Basics (TE Electrical Basics) is designed to help increase functional knowledge of truck electrical systems and components. Learn more at ntea.com/electricalbasics.
  • Truck Frame Fundamentals covers information about commercial vehicle truck frames, including frame materials; loads and fatigue; stress concentrations; and truck frame splicing and reinforcement. Learn more at ntea.com/onlineeducation.
  • Weight Distribution Fundamentals provides insights, strategies and tactics for proper work truck weight distribution. Learn more at ntea.com/onlineeducation.

For further information on NTEA’s online educational offerings, visit ntea.com/onlineeducation.

Webinars provide expert insights on technical and engineering issues, industry forecasts, regulatory updates, workforce development, and more. View a schedule, find past webinars and register for upcoming at ntea.com/webinars.

Work Truck Industry Welder Certification Program
NTEA, in collaboration with Lincoln Electric Company and National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), introduced the Work Truck Industry Welder Certification Program, which provides work truck industry companies with access to a consistent training curriculum they can use to develop their own programs to train welders in their workplaces. Visit ntea.com/weldercertification to learn more about the program and upcoming Train-the-Trainer session being held Oct. 10–12, 2023, at Lincoln Electric Welding Technology and Training Center (Cleveland, Ohio).

For further information on NTEA’s educational offerings, contact us at info@ntea.com or 800-441-6832.

Educational sessions are eligible for continuing education units through NTEA’s accreditation by International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training. Learn more at ntea.com/iacet.