Media calendar

Dozens of companies launch new trucks, components and equipment at The Work Truck Show. 

Many of these companies choose to introduce their products to the industry with a press conference at the Show. The Work Truck Show® 2020 media calendar will provide a complete schedule of press conferences and other media activities at the show. Note that most press conferences are open to media only. 

If you need further assistance, please contact: 
Kristen Simpson, President
Simpson Communications
216-991-4297

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monday, MARCH 2

Pressroom (and media registration) open
1–5 p.m.
Room 243
Beverages available. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only.

Tuesday, March 3

Pressroom (and media registration) open
7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Room 243
Breakfast and lunch served. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only.

Green Truck Summit general sessions
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Reception follows from 5–6 p.m. Advance registration required.

Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference general sessions
8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Advance registration required. 

Special session: Spec'ing for Success
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Advance registration required. 

Cummins Inc. Press Conference
4:45–5:15 p.m.
Booth 4171
Explore the next generation of Cummins medium-duty engines (EPA 2021), featuring enhancements such as improved fuel economy, advancements in Connected SolutionsTM, extended maintenance intervals and increased base warranty length.

Ford Commercial Vehicles Press Conference
5:30–6 p.m.
Booth 3239
Please join us for the latest truck and commercial vehicle news from the commercial vehicle leader for 35 years.

Opening reception
6:30–9 p.m.
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Registration required. 

Wednesday, March 4

Pressroom (and media registration) open
7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Room 243
Breakfast and lunch served. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only.

Exhibit hall open to media representatives
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Exclusive media and exhibitor Show floor access until 10 a.m. 

Mack Trucks Press Conference
8–8:30 a.m.
Booth 3523

Waltco Lift Corp. Press Conference
8:35–9 a.m.
Booth 3419
Waltco ingenuity, plus final mile solutions – bridging the gap in the road.

Special session: Fleet Management 101
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Advance registration required.

New Exhibitor Pavilion
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Rooms 137–139 

Ram Commercial Press Conference
9:05–9:30 a.m.
Booth 1001
Ram Commercial Trucks will unveil updates to its 2021 Ram ProMaster vans and offer insights on the growing last-mile retail home delivery industry.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. Press Conference
9:35–10:05 a.m.
Booth 4639
A complete change in how we power our products.

Morgan Olson Press Conference
10:10–10:35 a.m.
Booth 4939
Real Stormtroopers unveil the future of last-mile delivery vehicle “STORM,” featuring a never-before-seen OEM chassis/body design combination.

Crane Carrier Company Press Conference
10:40–11:10 a.m.
Booth 5301
Bringing severe-service design to the vocational work truck, Crane Carrier broadens its product legacy – join CCC as we unveil our groundbreaking new model at Work Truck Show 2020.

The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive
11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Outside
Open to all attendees. 

VMAC Press Conference
11:50 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Booth 5281
VMAC is releasing a new variation of its G30 gas driven air compressor which follows an innovative stacked design, rather than a horizontal design, significantly reducing the space it requires on the vehicle.

Allison Transmission Press Conference
12:25–12:50 p.m.
Room 242
Allison Transmission will discuss our significant investment in innovation, including products and facilities.

Go Power! Press Conference
1–1:25 p.m.
Booth 5758
Run tools and equipment on the job site without fuel, noise or maintenance with the Dynamo Solar Generator.

Welformed Press Conference
2:05–2:30 p.m.
Booth 2947
Welformed Composite Flooring is the lightweight option perfect for any vehicle with a durable, anti-skid surface, sound-dampening thermal barrier on the bottom layer and seam splice extrusion. 

BOSS Industries Press Conference
2:35–3 p.m.
Booth 3059
BOSS Industries charges into the multi-function market with the new MechanX Series.

Special session: Generation Next Leadership Workshop & Networking Reception: Tap into Your Inner Rhythm
3–5 p.m.
Advance registration required. 

ASA Electronics/Voyager Press Conference
3:05–3:30 p.m.
Booth 4939 (Morgan Olson)
Join ASA Electronics as we demonstrate our revolutionary auto-calibrating 360-degree observation technology.

XL Fleet Press Conference
3:35–4 p.m.
Booth 3175
XL is leveraging its electrification leadership and strong partnership with GM to introduce the market’s first hybrid electric Chevy Silverado, which will be available for fleets by the summer of 2020.

Buyers Products Press Conference
4:10–4:35 p.m.
Booth 2129
Buyers has many exciting announcements in store, including new products and upgrades to its snowplows, spreaders, truck toolboxes, LED lights, and more.

NTEA Media Appreciation Reception
4:30–6 p.m.
Room 243
Join NTEA representatives for casual drinks and appetizers. Media badge required.

Thursday, March 5

Pressroom (and media registration) open
7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Room 243
Breakfast and lunch served. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only. 

NTEA Annual Meeting (Keynote Speaker Nikki Haley)
7:30–9:15 a.m.
Sagamore Ballroom
Advance registration required. No photography or filming. NTEA will provide photos Thursday afternoon.

Exhibit hall open to media representatives
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Exclusive media and exhibitor Show floor access until 10 a.m. 

New Exhibitor Pavilion
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Rooms 137–139 

Special session: LTAP Fleet Educational Program: Winter Operations from Sidewalks to Statewide
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Advance registration required. 

Special session: Purdue Road School – Indiana Statutes & Ethics
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Advance registration required. 

Step-N-Secure Press Conference
9:30–9:55 a.m.
Booth N09
Step-N-Secure’s new American-made pickup bed accessory assists in stepping up, securing cargo and improving safety and access for vocational work trucks.

Ranger Design Press Conference
10–10:25 a.m.
Booth 4991
Join us for the official unveiling of our new fold-away shelving lineup.

KEITH Manufacturing Press Conference
10:30–10:55 a.m.
Booth 5606
Improve delivery driver conditions, reduce safety hazards and realize more efficient fleet utilization by automating the unloading process with the KEITH Freight Runner conveying system.

The Work Truck Show Truck Ride-and-Drive
11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Outside
Open to all attendees. 

Rowe Electronics Press Conference
11–11:25 a.m.
Booth 5762
Rowe Electronics is releasing the latest version of its proven DC power distribution product – the IPDM.

Special session: Indiana LTAP Road Scholar Core Course #11 – Road and Bridge Plan Reading
12:30–4 p.m.
Advance registration required.

InterMotive Vehicle Controls Press Conference
1–1:25 p.m.
Booth 1600
Break Out Box Enhanced (BOBeTM) is a multi-access hub for CAN bus connections designed to help reduce compatibility issues on the vehicle network.

Vanair Press Conference
1:30–1:55 p.m.
Booth 3467
Vanair will launch industry-changing technology with patent-pending products to maximize uptime, reliability and productivity for all fleets for underdeck air compressors and engine starting.

CTech Manufacturing Press Conference
2–2:25 p.m.
Booth 319
MotionLatchTM tool drawer Units in 10 business days! 

Friday, March 6

Pressroom (and media registration) open
8 a.m.–noon
Room 243
Breakfast served. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only. 

Exhibit hall open to media representatives
8 a.m.–noon
Exclusive media and exhibitor Show floor access until 9 a.m.

WTS20 Media Calendar
(Adobe PDF File)