Fleet-focused February

NTEA produces a variety of resources for our membership community in collaboration with industry fleet professionals. Throughout February, we are sharing access to these tools and publications. For information on fleet membership benefits, contact Chris Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations. 


NTEA’s ninth annual Fleet Purchasing Outlook is now available. This publication analyzes purchasing trends for the commercial vehicle community. Combining current survey results with data from previous studies, this report delivers year-to-year comparisons for benchmarking purposes and insight into the fleet perspective.

Report findings showcase

  • Average truck age and replacement cycles
  • Macro-level buying tendencies
  • Predicted change in fleet size
  • Main factors driving purchase behavior
  • Interest in advanced truck technologies and alternative fuels
  • Approach to safety and automation
  • Importance of financial purchasing incentives

The report is free to NTEA Members (login required); nonmembers $199.


February 2021 NTEA News is a dedicated fleet issue featuring extensive coverage on truck fleet acquisition plans and areas of interest through next year.

Highlights include

  • 2021 fleet purchasing outlook
  • Reducing conventional fleet emissions
  • NTEA’s Fleet Advisory Council
  • Fleet perspective from Chris Lyon


The recently launched whitepaper, Reducing emissions on the conventional fleet, highlights key factors in mitigating the environmental impacts of today’s truck fleets. NTEA’s Chris Lyon and Aeroz-America’s Mike Visser offer perspective on various available solutions and measurements of success. Access whitepaper.


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Many fleets still rely on conventionally fueled vehicles and in today’s age, reducing the impact on the environment continues to be on the forefront for many organizations. There are also many challenges with conventional fuels.  

Alternative and advance technologies are not always feasible for all fleets. Whether it is budget constraints, lack of infrastructure, or fuel availability, fleets can still employ strategies to lower their carbon footprint while using conventionally powered vehicles. There are many options and strategies available to fleet managers.  We will share insights and tactics on how to “green” the conventional fleet.  

Presenters: Chris Lyon, Director of Fleet Relations, NTEA; and Mike Visser, CEO, Aeroz-America LLC

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Fleet sessions at WTW21 (March 8-12, 2021)

WTW21 is a reimagined way to connect the commercial vehicle community and provide the product news, market trends and operational insights you’ve come to expect from North America’s largest work truck event. Below is an overview of industry education available during the event. Below are two fleet-focused sessions. View more at worktruckshow.com/wtw21education.

Building Better Vehicle Spec’s 
Operational productivity and truck effectiveness start with great specifications. New materials, technology and products can offer significant benefits. Explore how changing elements in your work truck spec’s can be the foundation for future fleet improvements. Learn how your organization can use NTEA’s specification development tool to help improve processes and optimize vehicle efficiency. 
Chris Lyon, Director of Fleet Relations, NTEA 

Work Trucks and Trailering – Are You Prepared? 
Work trucks are becoming increasingly complex, often accommodating a variety of auxiliary equipment and/or loads. Unlike over-the-road operators, vocational drivers will often use different types of trailers with varying weights and configurations, which increases opportunities for error. Learn the impacts of occasional trailer towing and how to best prepare your operators.   
Presenters: Chris Lyon, Director of Fleet Relations, NTEA; and Marco Garcia, Director of Engineering Services, U-Haul 

Fleet Advisory Council

NTEA's Fleet Advisory Council is composed of innovative and forward-thinking fleet leaders who provide perspective and guidance on Association resources for the work truck community. View council members.

vehicle life cycle cost tool

NTEA's Vehicle Life Cycle Cost Tool accommodates a variety of truck life cycle analysis needs and different fleet structures. Designed to be flexible and user-friendly, this cloud-based resource enables fleets, engineers and sales representatives to load differing depreciation methodologies (such as straight-line, accelerated and pool depreciation techniques), fuel types and regional fuel prices to fit the necessary truck or fleet analysis. This tool is a free NTEA member benefit (member login required) — not available for public purchase.