The Work Truck Show 2018 presentations

Please note: Only speaker-approved presentations are available

View facts and figures and scenes from the 2018 event.

Chassis updates

Ford Commercial Vehicles
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation
General Motors
Hino Trucks
International Truck
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.
Kenworth Truck Company
Nissan Commercial Vehicles
Ram Commercial
Western Star Trucks

Tuesday, March 6

FMVSS 111 Rear Visibility Full Compliance Requirements: How Commercial Vehicles Are Affected
Susan Dehne, Senior Director of Technical Services, NTEA - presentation
Steve Spata, Technical Assistance Director, NTEA - presentation

Specification Preparation: Improving Your Processes
Chris Lyon, Director of Fleet Relations, NTEA - presentation

Why Insurance Underwriters Don’t Understand Your Business & Ramifications of Misclassification
Becky Harding, CPCU, Director of Association Programs, JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance - presentation
Gene Rappe, Commercial Insurance Underwriter, Travelers Insurance Company - presentation

Work Truck Industry Overview and Outlook
Andrej Divis, Director, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicle Research, IHS - presentation
Steve Latin-Kasper, Director of Market Data and Research, NTEA - presentation

Are You Leaving Money on the Table?
Al Bates, Principal, Distribution Performance Project - presentation
Jeff Messer, President, Messer Truck Equipment - presentation

Solutions for Building a Skilled Manufacturing Workforce
Bill Gaines, Chairman, Senior Engineer, Transfer Flow Inc. - presentation
Kirste Webb, CF APMP Fellow, Executive Director, Visionary Center for Sustainable Communities - presentation

Wednesday, March 7

The Future of Diesel
Patti Earley, Fleet Fueling Operations Supervisor, Florida Power & Light - presentation
Marty Mellera, Manager of Climate Action and Greening, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI) - presentation
Jennifer Weaver, OEM Market Development Manager, National Bio Diesel Board - presentation
Randall von Wedel, Ph.D., Principal Biochemist, CytoCulture, CSU Chico Adjunct Professor Biochemistry - presentation

Get 20% more productivity out of your next work truck
Scott Lepold, Client Solutions Specialist, FleetCarma - presentation
Meighan Read, Fleet Engineer, Duke Energy - presentation

How Last-Mile Delivery is Impacting Vehicle Design and Fleet Mission
Kevin Beaty, President, YUNEV LLC - presentation

Improving ROI, Payload and Operational Safety with Curb Weight Reduction
Andrew Burnham, Principal Environmental Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory - presentation
Peter J. Young, MBA, ICD.d, Director Business Development NA, Ranger Design - presentation

Partnering with Procurement to Enhance Your Decision-Making in Complex Technical Bids
Greg Jacobs, Integrated Supply Chain (Retired), NextEra Energy - presentation

Ready…Hire…Aim: Just Because Your Competition Hires This Way Doesn’t Mean You Should
Cyndi Gave, President, The Metiss Group - presentation

Specification Quality: How to Ensure Fleet Performance Improvements
George Survant, Senior Director of Fleet Relations, NTEA - presentation

A New Era for Fleet Budgeting
George Survant, Senior Director of Fleet Relations, NTEA - presentation
Richard Callis, CAFM, Sr. Manager, Fleet, PepsiCo - presentation
Download Excel spreadsheet discussed in session

The Conflict Between What We Believe and What the Fleet Data Says
Paul Milner, Lead Analyst & Product Developer, Utilimarc - presentation

Expected Improvements in Work Truck Efficiency Through Connectivity and Automation
Kevin Walkowicz, Sr. Project Leader – Vehicle Testing and Evaluation, National Renewable Energy Lab - presentation
John Petras, Director of Business Development, Principle Investigator, Odyne Systems, LLC - presentation

I Hired Workers But Human Beings Showed Up — Now What?
Cyndi Gave, President, The Metiss Group - presentation

Sorting Out Customer Wants to Correctly Size Your Fleet
Jim Bigelow, Sr. Director, Enterprise Fleet, Cox Enterprises - presentation
Todd Carlson, Principal Manager – Fleet Asset Management, Southern California Edison (SCE) - presentation

Vehicle Weight Reduction Every Pound Counts
Stephen Anderson, Principal Engineer, Body Design and Manufacturing, Altec Industries Inc. - presentation
Amy Dobrikova, President, Intelligent Fleet Solutions - presentation
Omar B. Sandlin II, Vice President Business Development U.S.A., Drive Products - presentation

Thursday, March 8

Beyond Bins and Racks: Exploring Possible Upfit Configurations on North American Van Platforms
Tim Campbell, Managing Director, Campbells Consultancy - presentation
Bob Raybuck, Director of Technical Services, NTEA - presentation

How You Can Use Process and Outcome Indicators to Accelerate Your Fleet's Performance
George Survant, Senior Director of Fleet Relations, NTEA - presentation

Transferring Line Haul Knowledge to Vocational Applications
Andrew Halonen, President, Mayflower Consulting LLC - presentation
Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency - presentation

Utilizing Idle Reduction to Mitigate Fuel Use
Bruce Beegle, Vice President, Truck and Military Sales, Vanner Inc. - presentation
Ryan Hulleman, Green Fleet Market Manager, Altec Inc. - presentation
Tom Kanewske, VP of Business Development, Derive Systems - presentation

WTS18 Nissan Chassis Update
(Adobe PDF File)
Future of Diesel_Patti Early
(Adobe PDF File)