Attendee FAQs

  1. What is The Work Truck Show®?
  2. What is the Green Truck Summit?
  3. What is Fleet Technical Congress?
  4. Why should I attend Work Truck Show 2018?
  5. When and where is the event?
  6. Where is the Indiana Convention Center?
  7. What are Work Truck Show exhibit hall hours?
  8. How do I register for Work Truck Show 2018?
  9. How much does it cost to attend this event?
  10. How can I get registration discounts?
  11. I just registered. How do I know if it went through?
  12. I registered for basic access to the exhibit hall. Can I upgrade to a package?
  13. Can I register on-site? When is on-site registration open?
  14. Do I need an educational package to attend a chassis update session?
  15. What will I receive when checking in at the Show?
  16. Can I rent a scooter at the Show to more easily cover the exhibit hall?
  17. Where can I locate a map of the Convention Center?
  18. Can you recommend a place to stay?
  19. Do I need a car? Is convenient parking available?
  20. Will there be shuttles to/from my hotel and the Indiana Convention Center?
  21. What will I find in the exhibit hall?
  22. What kind of educational opportunities exist at The Work Truck Show 2018?
  23. How do I find out which companies are exhibiting?
  24. Can I preview the floor plan?
  25. Is there a place in the Convention Center where I can hold a brief, informal business meeting?
  26. Is there a Work Truck Show 2018 app?
  27. Any tips on what I should wear?
  28. Should I bring anything special?
  29. How do I learn more about becoming a sponsor and exhibiting at the Show?
  30. How can I find out the latest Work Truck Show news?
  31. Are you offering a Work Truck Show 2018 mug?
  32. Do I need a special license to drive vehicles at The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive?
  33. I have a question that hasn’t been answered here. Can you help?
  1. What is The Work Truck Show®?
    With more than 50 years of commercial vehicle and truck equipment event experience, NTEA is pleased to present The Work Truck Show 2018. This event is your chance to see the newest industry products, choose from a broad range of training courses and gain access to engineering representatives from hundreds of exhibiting companies. Interact with thousands of industry professionals; find solutions to technical issues; and talk shop with peers at special events and receptions.

    As one of the top 100 trade shows in the U.S., The Work Truck Show is North America’s largest gathering of vocational trucks and equipment from Classes 1–8, including chassis, bodies, components and accessories. View the interactive floor plan to see participating exhibitors and search products.

    Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheWorkTruckShow and Twitter @WorkTruckShow with the official Work Truck Show hashtag #worktrucks18, Fleet Technical Congress hashtag #fleets18 and Green Truck Summit hashtag #greentrucks18.
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  2. What is the Green Truck Summit?
    Held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show since 2009, Green Truck Summit is the industry’s premier conference on clean energy innovation for commercial vehicles. Gain insights on new productivity options and green technology implementation from regulatory agencies, fleet managers, vocational truck manufacturers, and stakeholders of various industry trade associations and professional societies.
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  3. What is Fleet Technical Congress?

    Fleet Technical Congress is a first-time event held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show® 2018 and brought to you by NTEA. It’s a conference designed to address timely issues affecting the fleet community, providing expert strategy and insight to help fleets optimize their resources and navigate current challenges. Find details at worktruckshow.com/fleettechnicalcongress.
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  4. Why should I attend Work Truck Show 2018?
    The Work Truck Show draws more than ten thousand industry professionals, including truck equipment manufacturers, distributors, dealers, fleet managers, leasing companies, government buyers, and more. There are opportunities to see the latest vocational trucks and equipment on the market; meet with current and prospective suppliers; and engage peers. Learn more.
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  5. When and where is the event?
    The Work Truck Show 2018 takes place March 6–9, 2018 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Sessions, Fleet Technical Congress and Green Truck Summitbegin March 6; the exhibit hall is open March 7–9. For more on the events of this work truck week, visit worktruckshow.com.
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  6. Where is the Indiana Convention Center?
    The Indiana Convention Center is located at 100 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225. Visit icclos.com for maps and interactive driving directions. The Convention Center is approximately 15 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport (IND), and is connected by skywalk to many hotels in downtown Indianapolis. Now one of the largest convention centers in America, the Indiana Convention Center is connected by skywalks to more hotel rooms than any other city in the nation. Also linked to the center is a four-story urban shopping mall, surrounded by more than 200 restaurants and clubs, well-known sports venues, and a 10-block state park that features top museums, green space and a convenient canal walk. It’s the reason Sports Illustrated's Peter King calls Indianapolis “the most walkable downtown in America.”
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  7. What are Work Truck Show exhibit hall hours?

    The exhibit hall is open:
    Wednesday, March 7      10 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Thursday, March 8          10 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Friday, March 9                9 a.m.–noon

    Sessions, Fleet Technical Congress and Green Truck Summit begin March 6; view the complete event schedule.

  8. How do I register for Work Truck Show 2018?
    Register, download a registration form and fax to 248-489-8590, or call 800-441-6832. Media representatives can visit the media section for specific instructions or contact registrar@ntea.com.
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  9. How much does it cost to attend this event?

    There are different registration options to fit your needs, including trade show-only access and event packages. For your convenience, special sessions and events, like the Opening Reception and President’s Breakfast, are available separately for purchase. View registration prices, or call 800-441-6832 to learn more.
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  10. How can I get registration discounts?
    NTEA members receive discounted rates on Work Truck Show packages, special sessions and events. Explore the benefits of membership and contact Luci Pfaff, NTEA director of member services, at luci@ntea.com to discuss your options.
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  11. I just registered. How do I know if it went through?
    Whether you register through fax, mail, phone or web, you will receive an email confirmation notice within one week. Your badge will be waiting for you on-site at either of the two conveniently located registration areas. If you have any questions, contact NTEA at 800-441-6832 or info@ntea.com.
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  12. I registered for basic access to the exhibit hall. Can I upgrade to a package?
    Yes, you may upgrade your registration package or add tickets for special events (view available options). All changes or cancellations must be submitted in writing to registrar@ntea.com or faxed to 248-489-8590. You will receive confirmation of these changes within one week.
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  13. Can I register on-site? When is on-site registration open?
    Yes, you may register at the Indiana Convention Center at either of the two conveniently located registration areas. Certain sessions and events will sell out before the Show. We encourage all attendees to register in advance to ensure an exceptional experience.

    On-site registration hours 

    Monday, March 5             noon–5 p.m. 
    Tuesday, March 6             7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 7       7 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Thursday, March 8           7 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Friday, March 9                8 a.m.–noon
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  14. Do I need an educational package to attend a chassis update session?

    Unless you’re an employee of the presenting OEM, you will need a ticket to attend a chassis update session. Review our package options.
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  15. What will I receive when checking in at the Show?

    When you stop by one of the two conveniently located registrations areas, you can pick up your badge packet. If you’ve purchased a package and/or special tickets to events like Opening Reception and President’s Breakfast, access will be included.
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  16. Can I rent a scooter at the Show to more easily cover the exhibit hall?

    Scooters can be reserved at the Maryland Street registration area free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
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  17. Where can I locate a map of the Convention Center?

    A Convention Center map is featured in the Event Directory (available at the registration areas). Information desks are positioned on Level 1 of the Convention Center at Crossroads Concourse and Hoosier Concourse.
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  18. Can you recommend a place to stay?

    NTEA has arranged discounted rates for Work Truck Show registrants at nearby Indianapolis hotels (special pricing is good through Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, while availability lasts). Make reservations online or call 317-262-8191, Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. EST. Hotel confirmations are sent via email or fax within 24 hours.
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  19. Do I need a car? Is convenient parking available?
    If you are flying into Indianapolis, a rental car is not necessary. The event and featured accommodations are conveniently situated in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. You will only need transportation to and from the airport. 

    If you are driving to Indianapolis, downtown parking options are available.

    Free parking is available at the Indianapolis Zoo, located near the Convention Center, at 1200 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46222. Complimentary shuttle buses will loop between the Convention Center and Zoo parking lot.


    Keep in mind, the marshalling yard for exhibitors will be located at the Indianapolis Zoo.

    For your convenience, NTEA is offering these parking and shuttle services free-of-charge.

    If you are staying at a hotel in downtown Indianapolis during the Work Truck Show, you may make arrangements to use the hotel parking lots for your vehicles. Parking rates and availability vary based on vehicle size and lot location.
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  20. Will there be shuttles to/from my hotel and the Indiana Convention Center?
    All NTEA-designated hotels are within walking distance of the Convention Center, and many are connected via skywalk. Shuttle buses and cars are not necessary to take you from these hotels to the Convention Center. View hotel map.
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  21. What will I find in the exhibit hall?
    Products from all commercial vehicle industry segments — including chassis, bodies, aerial devices, snow and ice control equipment, accessories and components — are featured at The Work Truck Show, with many exhibitors revealing or launching new offerings.
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  22. What kind of educational opportunities exist at The Work Truck Show 2018?
    Educational package registrants will have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of concurrent sessions, tackling a host of timely topics relevant to the work truck community.
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  23. How do I find out which companies are exhibiting?
    current exhibitor list is available. You can search new exhibitors and see products being introduced at Work Truck Show 2018.
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  24. Can I preview the floor plan?
    Yes, the interactive floor plan offers helpful details about exhibitors and their products. You can search for participating exhibitors by alphabetical order, product category, geographic location, and more. My Show Planner allows you to build an online agenda.
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  25. Is there a place in the Convention Center where I can hold a brief, informal business meeting?

    NTEA members have access to the Member Lounge that offers a variety of seating options and WiFi. Alternatively, NTEA members can reserve complimentary meeting rooms on a first-come, first-served basis; sign-up is available at the Member Lounge check-in desk, and rooms are offered for 50 minutes per meeting. The Conference Courtesy Lounge is an option for those who purchase any Work Truck Show package.
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  26. Is there a Work Truck Show 2018 app?
    Yes, the official Work Truck Show 2018 app will be released later this year. This free app will offer a variety of features to optimize your Show experience.
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  27. Any tips on what I should wear?
    Business casual is recommended, but it never hurts to pack something appropriate for a night out on the town. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes; The Work Truck Show spans the majority of the two floors of the Indiana Convention Center.
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  28. Should I bring anything special?
    Bring lots of business cards as there are unlimited networking opportunities with thousands of industry peers. While most exhibitors equip their booths with technology to scan contact information, some booths host prize drawings requiring business cards.
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  29. How do I learn more about becoming a sponsor and exhibiting at the Show?
    Becoming an exhibitor or sponsor is an effective way to bring attention to your company, product or service. For information on exhibiting, contact Sarah Kindinger, NTEA event sales manager, at 248-479-8919 or sarah@ntea.com. For sponsorship details, reach out to Kathy Swartzentrover, NTEA director of event sales, at 248-479-8908 or kathy@ntea.com.
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  30. How can I find out the latest Work Truck Show news?
    Join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/TheWorkTruckShow and Twitter at @WorkTruckShow with the official Work Truck Show hashtag #worktrucks18, Fleet Technical Congress hashtag #fleets18 and Green Truck Summit hashtag #greentrucks18.
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  31. Are you offering a Work Truck Show 2018 mug?
    Yes, the official 2018 mug will be available on-site at NTEA Booth 3401. Stop by and grab one.
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  32. Do I need a special license to drive vehicles at The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive?

    A CDL with air brake endorsement is required to drive select vehicles. Get a Ride-and-Drive update.
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  33. I have a question that hasn’t been answered here. Can you help?
    Absolutely, contact NTEA at info@ntea.com or 800-441-6832 for personalized assistance. We’re here for you. 
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