Registration is open for NTEA, The Association for the Work Truck Industry's, Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit, Oct. 3-4 at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio.
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"Providing a venue where our industry's equipment manufacturers and upfitters can share information, collaborate and ask questions on the latest technical updates is one of the most important things we can do as an association," says Kevin Koester, NTEA managing director. "We're always excited to bring together our industry's technical community, and this year's Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit features a strong OEM program lineup and vehicle displays, as well as educational sessions and industry resource displays."
Leading chassis manufacturers will be on hand, and attendees will also be able to share the latest chassis and technical updates. It also provides an opportunity to preview vehicle updates and engage with OEM engineers on upfitting issues.
Participating chassis manufacturers include:
- Bollinger Motors.
- Cenntro Automotive.
- Daimler Truck North America.
- Ford Pro.
- GM Evolve.
- Hino Trucks.
- International Truck.
- Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.
- Kenworth Truck Co.
- Mullen Automotive.
- Peterbilt Motors Company.
- Ram Commercial.
- Toyota Motor Sales.
The summit will also feature industry education sessions, including:
- "Electrified Propulsion Vehicles (xEV) High-Voltage Electrical Safety Standards" by Corey Glassman, electrical vehicle consultant, ASE.
- "Chassis Design Considerations for the Work Truck Industry" by Bob Raybuck, director of technical services, NTEA, and Steve Spata, senior technical assistance director, NTEA.
- "Top Upfitting Risk Exposures for Multi-Stage Manufacturers," by Steve Tuskan, senior forensic consultant, Rimkus.
- "TruckScience: Using Software to Upfit Safe, Legal and Efficient Trucks," by Martin Dammann, customer success manager, TruckScience, and Jens Hellberg, CEO, TruckScience.
- "Understanding the EPA's Clean Trucks Plan," by Frank Acevedo, mobile source program manager, EPA.
- "Welder Certification Training Program," by Paulin Foks, senior program manager, NC3; Nikki Wilson, senior director of member services, NTEA; and a representative from the Lincoln Electric Company.
Some of the industry resource displays will include work by:
- Lincoln Electric.
- The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
- S&P Global Mobility.
Register before Aug. 29 for advance pricing ($229 for NTEA members and $329 for nonmembers). After Aug. 29, rates will increase to $279 for members and $379 for nonmembers.