Special events

opening reception

Don't miss the first major gathering of the industry for 2018. The opening reception will be held at JW Marriott Indianapolis on March 6. Ticket required. Opening reception is only included in the Fleet Technical Congress Conference & Trade Show Package. It is also available separately.

Generation Next's Take5

Work Truck Show attendees who are new to the industry (less than 10 years of service) are invited to join us on March 6 from 5-6 p.m. for an exclusive reception, Take5 sponsored by NTEA's Generation Next

President's Breakfast and Annual Meeting

Hear updates on NTEA initiatives and events, as well as the keynote address by General Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA, on Thursday, March 8. Ticket required. This event is not included in any registration package — it is only available separately.

Wreck Room

Press pause and play in the Wreck Room arcade (located in room 139 at the Indiana Convention Center). NTEA again brings a little more fun to The Work Truck Show with a complimentary retro arcade filled with games from your past and present.

The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive

Attendees can experience the industry’s latest advanced technologies and alternative fuel applications. Meet key suppliers, learn about innovative clean vehicle solutions and test-drive or ride in the newest trucks. No Ride-and-Drive registration is necessary.


This training center is equipped with examples of advanced manufacturing technologies and systems — such as 3-D printing and scanning, laser cutting and robotics.