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® 2019 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. 

Preliminary media calendar (PDF format)

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

Monday, March 4

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

Tuesday, March 5

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 and Fleet Technical Congress general sessions
8:30 a.m.–6 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.–5 p.m.
Room 234
Advance registration required.

Special session: Lean 101: Straightforward Approach to Lean Implementation for Truck Equipment Upfitters
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Room 240
Advance registration required.

Ford Commercial Vehicles Press Conference
5:30–6:15 p.m.
Booth 3239
Please join us for the latest Ford truck and commercial vehicle news.

Opening reception
6:30–9 p.m.
Lucas Oil Stadium
Registration required.

Wednesday, March 6

Pressroom (and media registration) open
7:30 a.m.-6:00 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.

International Truck Press Conference
8:40– 9:10 a.m.
Booth 3759
International is displaying the new CV Series, the Class 4/5 truck designed, distributed and supported by a manufacturer specializing in commercial vehicles, while giving an update on its vocational line.

Special session: Fleet Management 101 (SOLD OUT)
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Room 240
Advance registration required.

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

Ram Commercial Press Conference
9:15– 9:45 a.m.
Booth 1001
Ram Truck will be debuting commercial versions of its new 2019 heavy-duty pickups and chassis cab trucks as well as announcing its plans for the commercial truck segment in 2019.

Exhibit Hall open to attendees
10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. Press Conference
10-10:30 a.m.
Booth 5159
The new FUSO FE GAS truck product range, introduced in 2018, expands this year with the introduction of the industry’s only cabover Class 5 version.

Utilimaster, a Spartan Motors Company Press Conference
10:35-11 a.m.
Booth 3049
Spartan Motors, which goes to market under the Utilimaster® and Spartan Upfit Services brands, will introduce three new vehicle platforms, including two new EV fleet concepts and a first in last-mile delivery grocery design.

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

Freightliner Trucks Press Conference
11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Booth 4659
Please join Freightliner Trucks for an up-close look at the medium duty eM2 plug-in electric dry van.

Mack Trucks Inc. Press Conference
1-1:30 p.m.
Booth 3523
Please join Mack Trucks to learn more about our latest news and product updates.

Nissan Commercial Vehicles Press Conference
1:35-2:05 p.m.
Booth 1437
Nissan will unveil the latest in a series of work trucks created as part of the purpose-driven Calling All TITANs campaign.

Switch-N-Go/AmeriDeck Press Conference
2:10-2:35 p.m.
Booth 1333
Deist Industries, the parent company of AMD/SNG, is pleased to announce the business will be moving into a new facility in 2019 to support current and future growth plans.

Buyers Products Co. Press Conference
2:40-3:05 p.m.
Booth 2129
Buyers Products is excited to announce groundbreaking upgrades to our ever-growing line of SnowDogg snow plows and SaltDogg spreaders.

Special session: Generation Next Leadership Workshop & Networking Reception: How to Become a League of Your Own (SOLD OUT)
3–5 p.m.
Room 231
Advance registration required. Includes networking reception.

BrandFX Body Company Press Conference
3:10-3:35 p.m.
Booth 3259
The UltimateFX service body delivers all-composite performance for lighter weight and higher fuel efficiency with an innovative green technology.

XL – The Fleet Electrification Press Conference
3:40-4:05 p.m.
Booth 3175
Come see the first-ever plug-in hydrid electric F-250 upfit, offering the same great performance but now with lower fuel costs and fewer emissions.

PRECO Electronics Press Conference
4:10-4:35 p.m.
Booth 3981
PRECO proudly announces the release of PreView Side Defender II, providing fleets with a complete blind spot monitoring system.

ASA/Voyager Camera Systems Press Conference
4:40-5:05 p.m.
Booth 3677
Enjoy cocktails and light refreshments while learning about the latest safety products from Voyager.

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

Thursday, March 7

Pressroom (and media registration) open
6:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Room 243
Breakfast and lunch served. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only.

President's Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting (Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Gitomer; Conversation with the Mannings)
7–9:15 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 open
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rooms 137-139

Special session: LTAP Fleet Educational Program: The Blizzard of 2039
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Room 240
Advance registration required.

Special session: Purdue Road School
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Room 238
Advance registration required.

Special session: The Toyota Kata Journey - Daily Practice for Scientific Thinking, Mindset and Culture
9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Rooms 101-102
Advance registration required.

Go Power! Press Conference
9:30-9:55 a.m.
Booth 5758
Go Poweer’s Dual Charging System (DCS) is the first-ever renewable charging solution that provides a charge to both the truck’s liftgate batteries and a charging hub for electric pallet jacks.

Exhibit hall open to attendees
10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

CargoGlide Press Conference
10-10:25 a.m.
Booth 5791
Including Truck WallSlide, the one product that can make the biggest impact on your bottom line this year, as it can help make the job site safer, more efficient and productive.

Ranger Design Inc. Press Conference
10:30-10:55 a.m.
Booth 4991
Ranger Design will once again surprise the industry with a state-of-the-art drop-down ladder rack for high-roof vans.

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

Cardone Industries Press Conference
11-11:25 a.m.
Booth N03
Cardone Industries launches Fleet Direct program offering fleets up to 25% savings, quick delivery, and high-quality parts.

Load King Press Conference
11:35 a.m.-noon
Booth 3600
Load King has released the Voyager series, in addition to a line of dump bodies and water trucks, in an effort to meet the needs of customers and the industry.

KEITH Manufacturing Co. Press Conference
12:45-1:10 p.m.
Crossroad Highway
After spending more than 45 years perfecting the quick, safe horizontal unloading of full-size semitrucks, KEITH introduces the WalkBox horizontal unloader, right-sized for small truck chassis.

Special session: Purdue Road School
1-3 p.m.
Advance registration required.

Vehicle Mounted Air Compressors (VMAC) Press Conference
1:20-1:45 p.m.
Booth 3577
VMAC, the leader in mobile compressor air innovation, will be unveiling the latest in rotary screw air compressor technologies.

FLD Inc. Press Conference
1:50-2:10 p.m.
Booth 1033
WebAccess was designed to provide fleet managers with the ability to oversee all their remarketing, from consignment to sale, on their mobile device.

Buller Engineering Products Press Conference
2:15-2:40 p.m.
Booth 143
The powered and automated system provides the best cargo accessibility and flexibility on the market, all with the press of a button.

Friday, March 8

Pressroom (and media registration) open
8:00 a.m.-noon
Room 243
Breakfast served. Hosted by Ford Commercial Vehicles. Editorial media only.

Exhibit hall open to media representatives
8:00 a.m.-noon
Exclusive media and exhibitor Show floor access until 9 a.m.

Exhibit hall open to attendees
9:00 a.m.-noon