FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Communications & Public Relations
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Aug. 24, 2021) — Following extensive and careful deliberation, NTEA and its Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel our 2021 Truck Product Conference, given the significant constraints the commercial vehicle technical community is currently facing.
“Truck Product Conference is purposefully designed to connect chassis OEMs with equipment manufacturers and distributors for important technical insights to help the upfitting process,” said NTEA Board Chair Jon Sievert, president – work truck solutions at Douglas Dynamics Inc. “We feel that at this time this goal needs to be accomplished in a way that doesn’t take us away from our businesses given the current state of the industry.”
NTEA prioritizes providing access to resources and information that drive the work truck industry’s productivity and profitability. This year, we have an opportunity to shift gears — to keep you in your own space without interruption, and meet your needs in a way that’s more manageable. As much as we’d prefer to connect in person, the impact of continuous supply chain delays and disruptions, labor shortages, and various other factors in your local regions, are placing additional demands on your companies, and NTEA wants to support and not disrupt your essential business operations.
“As the association for the work truck industry, we know your pain points, challenges and needs,” said Steve Carey, NTEA president & CEO. “We’re here and we’re listening. And we fully believe this decision, in this moment in time, upholds our unwavering dedication to doing what’s right for you and your businesses.”
We are thankful and appreciative of the positive responses and commitments to participate in Truck Product Conference. We’d like to recognize everyone who has contributed to this event, including chassis OEMs and all of those planning to attend. Thanks for your continued support and patience over the last few months.
All Truck Product Conference registration fees will be refunded (details are being communicated separately). For registrants who booked hotel rooms, reservations can be cancelled online or by calling 877-525-2427. Cancellations received 72 hours or more prior to arrival will receive a full refund.
While Truck Product Conference will not be transitioned to a fully virtual format, we will be working with OEMs to provide the technical content the industry needs and expects from this event and create an opportunity to get your questions answered. Stay tuned for more, and continue to mark your calendar for Sept. 21–22. Look for updates and sign up to learn when details are available at ntea.com/truckproductconference.
Be sure to save the date for the return of Work Truck Week®, scheduled March 8–11, 2022, at Indiana Convention Center (Indianapolis, Indiana). For questions or more information, contact NTEA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, a 501(c)(6) organization, represents more than 2,000 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to NTEA. The Association provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces Work Truck Week® and Green Truck Summit. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. View staff directory.
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