Industry education sessions

Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit features the following Industry Education Sessions on helpful tools and resources for business operations and planning.

Chassis Design Considerations for the Work Truck Industry
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2:30–3 p.m.
As an extension of a long-standing document from the American Institute of Service Body Manufacturers, NTEA’s OEM Chassis Considerations Guide — which will be released at the Upfitting Summit — is designed to assist OEMs with the development of current and future chassis products for various commercial vehicle applications. The work truck industry is vast, varied and continuously evolving, and this guide is intended to serve as a living document, informing OEM product planning communities of key chassis elements needed as the foundation of a commercial vehicle from the perspective of vocational body and equipment manufacturers. 
Presented by: 
Bob Raybuck, Director of Technical Services, NTEA; and Steve Spata, Senior Technical Assistance Director, NTEA

Electrified Propulsion Vehicles (xEV) High-Voltage Electrical Safety Standards
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 11:15–11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2:30–3 p.m.

Join ASE’s Corey Glassman as he presents information on new standards for electric vehicle safety. These standards provide guidance to create electrically safe work conditions as well as establish several levels of certification for individuals working on or around electrified vehicles and provide certification tests for each. This session will cover safety standards design and development, identifying differences between the certification levels and test delivery through NetExam.
Presented by: Corey Glassman, Electric Vehicle Consultant, ASE

Top Upfitting Risk Exposures for Multi-Stage Manufacturers
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 3:15–3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 9:45–10:15 a.m.

Learn common areas of risk exposure faced by multi-stage manufacturers, and gain recommendations for risk mitigation. Key topics include exhaust and fuel system routing, electrical routing, tires, towing, lighting, advanced safety system integration, warning labels, weight distribution/center of gravity analyses and preventive maintenance. 
Presented by: Steve Tuskan, Senior Forensic Consultant

TruckScience: Using Software to Upfit Safe, Legal and Efficient Trucks
Tuesday, Oct. 3, noon–12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 9–9:30 a.m.

See how to perform a weight analysis with the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator to ensure your vehicles maximize payload while complying with manufacturer ratings, state regulations and your own organization’s standards.
Presented by: Martin Dammann, Customer Success Manager, TruckScience; and Jens Hellberg, CEO, TruckScience

Understanding the EPA's Clean Trucks Plan 
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 9–9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11:15–11:45 a.m.

Gain an overview of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Trucks Plan as it relates to manufacturers and upfitters. Learn the latest updates, including any new or upcoming regulations, along with potential industry impacts, timing and how your company can most effectively plan ahead.
Presented by: Frank Acevedo, Mobile Source Program Manager, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Welder Certification Training Program 
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 9:45–10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, noon–12:30 p.m.

Designed for the work truck industry, the Welder Certification Program provides Train-the-Trainer education and teaches professional welders to become certified welding trainers. This session will provide an overview of the education your employed welder will receive to become an effective on-the-job trainer for your company.
Presented by: Nikki Wilson, Senior Director of Member Services, NTEA; and Dan Klingman, Manager Educational Programming, The Lincoln Electric Company