FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., /PRNewswire/ -- The vocational trucks, equipment, accessories and technology that will be used across a variety of industries this year and beyond will debut at The Work Truck Show® 2014, making it a can't-miss event for anyone attempting to gain an edge on the competition. More than 100 companies have already shared plans to introduce new products at The Work Truck Show 2014 through press conferences, in-booth product reveals and the New Product Spotlight and Green Product Showcase programs.
The Work Truck Show 2014, North America's largest work truck event, runs March 5–7 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. Educational programming, including the Green Truck Summit, begins March 4.
"The work truck industry is evolving rapidly and we are seeing a significant increase in new product and technology introductions this year," says Steve Carey, NTEA executive director. "The abundance of new products reflects positively on the work truck industry as our exhibitors and attendees look to the future."
The Work Truck Show provides a solid platform for industry leaders to launch new vehicles and provide updates on their plans for the future. Ford Commercial Truck, Kenworth Truck Co., Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, and Ram Commercial are among the 16 companies that have scheduled press conferences at the event.
To help attendees find many of the new products debuting at the show, the Work Truck Show New Product Spotlight program highlights more than 90 offerings from exhibitors online, on-site and via the Work Truck Show mobile app. Equipment entries include new trucks and truck bodies, PTOs, air compressors, cranes, hitch accessories, overhead racks, LED lights and toolboxes. New technology ranges from cameras and controls to software for managing materials and fleets.
Some of the new products currently scheduled for introduction at The Work Truck Show 2014 include:
Advantage PressurePro: TPMS platform
Airworks Compressors Corp.: Rotary screw air compressor
Altec Industries: Fiberglass truck bodies
Aqua-Hot Heating Systems Inc.: Natural gas heating system
ASA / Voyager Camera Systems: Color camera, Voyager Camera Systems, Dual-camera DVR
Baja Designs, Inc.: LED lights
BOLT Locks by STRATTEC: Coupler lock
Boss Industries Inc.: Diesel screw air compressor
CARR: Aluminum grab handle, Flip-down truck step
Cequent Performance Products, Inc.: LED work light, Noise-reducing lockable hitch pin, Tri-ball mount, Truck rack
Chelsea Products Div of Parker: 280 Series PTO
Chevrolet and GMC Commercial Truck: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD truck
Cirus Controls: Jump seat mount for Ford F-Series, Road maintenance reporting system
CURT Manufacturing: Gooseneck hitch for Ram 2500 and 3500, Hitch for Ram Promaster 3500
Dayton Air Control & Suspension Products: Air suspension linkage
DewEze Mfg: Hydraulic valve tank system
Eberhard Manufacturing: 476 Series rotary latch
ECCO Group: LED work light, Wireless camera system
Echo Automotive Inc.: Bolt-on, plug-in hybrid system
FLEET LEASE Disposal Inc.: Fleet management system
GRIP Idle Management: Idle management system
Hamsar Diversco Inc.: LED lights
Hansen International, Inc.: Aluminum grab handle
Henderson Products Inc.: Combination body
InPower LLC: Battery management system, Power module switching system
InterMotive Vehicle Controls: Programmable relay power center
IJ.W. Speaker Corporation: LED light
Lightning Hybrids: Hydraulic hybrid drive system
LiveDrive PLUS: PTO system for Ford Super Duty trucks
Masterack: Cargo management system
Maxon Lift Corp: TE-25 liftgate
Maxxima: LED lights
Miller Electric Mfg Co.: Diesel air compressor/hydraulic pump/generator/converter, Diesel welder/generator
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc.: Higher-GVWR Canter FE130 truck
Muncie Power Products: Electronic spreader package, Hydraulic control valves
New Eagle Control Systems: Color touchscreen display
Odyne Systems, LLC: Plug-in hybrid system
Optronics International: LED back-up lights, LED stop/turn/tail lights
Palfinger North America Group: Crane superstructure, Hooklift hoist, Load block stowing system, Mechanic truck,
service crane, Single-point pickup lift release, Tow body, Truck body
Peterbilt Motors Company: Model 567 truck
Power-Packer, Inc.: Heavy-duty stabilization systems, Light-duty stabilization systems
Powertrain Integration: Propane autogas engine
RAD Mfg LLC: Tie slats
Reading Truck Body, LLC: Passive security system
Rebling Power Connectors: Battery disconnect switch
ReTrans Freight: Freight management
Rotary Lift: Mobile wheel lift
ROUSH CleanTech: Alternative fuel products
S&S Truck Parts Inc.: PTO parts
SafetyWeb Product Sales: Cargo net
Sno-Way International Inc.: Polyurethane hoppers
TriMark Corporation: Paddle door handle
TruckCraft Corp: Aluminum truck body
Vanair Manufacturing Inc.: Diesel air compressor, PTO system for Ford trucks
VerSteegh Bros.: Tarp support system
Waymire Distribution: GPS theft, tracking and recovery device
Weather Guard/Knaack/Werner: Interactive configurator
Weigh-Safe: Hitch ball mount with built-in scale
Westin Automotive Products Inc.: Overhead truck rack, Receiver hitches, Truck toolboxes
Xantrex Technology / Schneider Electric: Inverter/charger
XL Hybrids: Hybrid-electric powertrain
To see detailed New Product Spotlight information, including product descriptions, photos and booth locations, visit www.ntea.com/worktruckshow, select "Floor Plan" from the "About the Work Truck Show" drop-down menu, and click on "Featured Exhibitors."
New Product Spotlight participants are also highlighted in the Work Truck Show app. Download instructions are available at www.ntea.com/worktruckshow/index.aspx?id=25950. The app is available through the App Store for iOS devices, the Play Store for Android devices and by using the "WTS2014" redemption code on a Blackberry device. Users can use the app to view the show's floor plan, browse educational sessions, schedule appointments and tweet about the show.
Additional new products can be found in the Green Product Showcase, which features fuel-saving equipment and technology. At the Show, New Product Spotlight and Green Product Showcase entries are called out in the event directory and on a signage wall.
Produced annually by NTEA, The Work Truck Show brings together thousands of work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers.
Connect with the NTEA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NTEA.TheAssociationForTheWorkTruckIndustry, and join the Work Truck Show conversation on Twitter at @WorkTruckShow and @nteanews with the official hashtag: #wts2014.