MONDAY, sept. 23

3:30 p.m.
Registration open

5:30–7 p.m.
Welcome reception

TUESDAY, sept. 24

7 a.m.
Registration open

7–7:45 a.m.

8 a.m.
Opening remarks

8:05–9:15 a.m.  Work Truck Industry Economic Overview and Market Forecast
Gain economic and market information to help optimize business planning processes from NTEA's senior director of market data and research. Learn more about commercial vehicle industry market trends and how they’re affected by U.S. and global economic cycles. This session includes a North American chassis sales forecast — a critical component of market planning — as well as insights on potential industry challenges and opportunities. 
Presented by: Steve Latin-Kasper, Senior Director of Market Data and Research, NTEA

9:15–9:30 a.m.

9:30–10:30 a.m.  Engineering the Future: Considerations in Chassis Design for Upfitters and Manufacturers
Join engineers from leading chassis manufacturers as they discuss the process of commercial vehicle and chassis design for the work truck industry. Discover the stages from minor updates to all-new designs and learn the critical decision points in the development timeline. This session will equip attendees with insights into the challenges and opportunities in the chassis design process. Gain practical strategies for collaboration and adaptation in chassis design to meet market needs effectively.
Presented by: Lyron Maxey, Executive Chief Engineer — Global Mid-Size Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks and Vans, General Motors; Mitesh Naik, Director of Product Planning and Strategy, Peterbilt; and Michael Pruitt, Chief Engineer Medium Duty, E-Series, and Stripped Chassis, Ford Motor Company
Moderated by: 
John Davis, Host/Creator/Managing Director, MotorWeek

10:30–10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m.–noon  Strategic Insights into Commercial Vehicle Data and Trends
Examine the latest trends by vehicle use case, body type and powertrain through a lens of how these elements are driving the commercial vehicle industry forward. Using enhanced vehicle data, this session will offer key insights to assist in making informed strategic decisions by leveraging industry demographics to navigate through the market's evolving landscape.
Presented by: Andrew Wrobel, Commercial Vehicle Insight Strategist, NTEA

Noon–1 p.m.

1:15–2:30 p.m. State of Emissions Regulations in the Work Truck Industry
This panel will explore the complexities of CARB and EPA regulations within the commercial vehicle industry. Presenters will discuss how these regulations intersect and the specific challenges they pose to the industry along with implementation timelines and requirements for different vehicle types and classes. Gain insights into how emission regulations impact manufacturing and fleet operations, and how understanding these rules can guide strategic vehicle procurement and upgrades. This session is designed to equip industry leaders with the knowledge to make informed decisions, helping ensure compliance and optimizing operational efficiency in an evolving regulatory environment. 
Presented by: Jon Costantino, Principal, Tradesman Advisors, Inc.; Mihai Dorobantu, Director, Technology Planning and Government Affairs, Eaton Mobility Group; and Tom Swenson - Director, Global Regulatory Affairs, Cummins
Moderated by: John Davis, Host/Creator/Managing Director, MotorWeek

2:30–2:45 p.m.

2:45–4 p.m. AI in the Work Truck Industry: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges for Your Company
Discover how AI can enhance efficiency, streamline operations and support critical business activities. Learn how this continuously evolving technology can be effectively scaled and deployed by businesses of all sizes, and gain crucial insights into the necessary safeguards to mitigate risks associated with AI implementation. Whether you're looking to refine your business model or innovate ahead of the curve, this session will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to integrate AI into your business landscape. This engaging session is designed not only to educate but also to inspire action and innovation, ensuring that your business remains at the forefront of the industry in the Age of AI.
Presented by: Johanna Snider, CEO, Blue Cypress
Moderated by: John Davis, Host/Creator/Managing Director, MotorWeek

4 p.m.
Closing remarks 

4–6 p.m.
Evening reception 

Continuing education units
NTEA is accredited by International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue IACET continuing education units to Executive Leadership Summit participants.