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Work Truck Week 2023 Heads Back to Indy

Work Truck Week – North America’s largest work truck event – returns to Indianapolis March 7-10. Education sessions run March 7-9; the exhibit hall will be open March 8-10; and the Ride & Drive is scheduled for March 8 and 9. Also part of Work Truck Week is the Green Truck Summit, which takes place March 7.

Produced by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, this year’s Work Truck Week will feature extended exhibit hours, providing attendees additional time to check out the latest commercial vehicles, technology and equipment on display from 500 companies. According to NTEA, the New Exhibitor Pavilion, featuring 25 first-time exhibitors, will also return with an earlier start.   

The 2023 educational program includes a variety of targeted sessions during which industry experts and thought leaders will share strategies to help improve efficiency, implement best practices and grow operations. Concurrent sessions address market data and industry trends, vehicle engineering and compliance, government relations, advanced fuels and vehicle technology, workforce development and more.

NTEA has also added exclusive update sessions from five electric vehicle manufacturers to the Work Truck Week educational program. During the sessions, manufacturer representatives will cover important technical information about their vehicle chassis, designs and powertrains. The EV update sessions will be held March 9. Participating manufacturers are Cenntro Automotive Corp., Lion Electric, Lordstown Motors, VIA Motors Inc. and Xos Inc. Other OEM update sessions begin March 7 and run through March 9.

Back again for another year, attendees will have the opportunity to test drive nearly 20 vehicles at the Ride & Drive, including all-electric vans, trucks and unique new zero-emission vehicles, as well as internal combustion trucks. Ride & Drive also features new components and equipment to help boost performance, fuel economy, safety and efficiency.

At this year’s Green Truck Summit – designed to provide insights and resources to support the work truck industry’s drive toward greater sustainability, productivity and efficiency – Cummins Inc. president and CEO Jennifer Rumsey will deliver the keynote address. Her presentation will be followed by a full slate of sessions addressing the evolution of the commercial vehicle landscape as the shift toward zero emissions accelerates. John Davis, creator, host and executive producer of MotorWeek, returns as event emcee.

Robert Herjavec, an entrepreneur, author and star of the TV show “Shark Tank,” will be the keynote speaker at the NTEA Annual Meeting on March 9.

For full details about Work Truck Week 2023, visit


Kate Wade

Kate Wade is the managing editor of Utility Fleet Professional and Incident Prevention magazines. She has been employed by Utility Business Media Inc. since 2008.