Lightweight and advanced technology demo trucks at WTS17

To promote the use of work truck fuel savings through lightweighting and productivity technology, Green Truck Association (GTA) and its Lightweight Technology Council, as part of NTEA, are showcasing products and equipment, as well as educating the work truck industry, at The Work Truck Show® 2017.

The Lightweight and Advanced Technology Demo Trucks Display (March 15-17, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center) will highlight components and technology of participating companies that result in fuel and emissions savings. Two vehicles — a Ford F-350 aluminum cab chassis and an Isuzu NPR with 13,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating — will be upfitted with the selected components/technology as part of this display.

The technical expertise of the National Renewable Energy Lab’s (NREL) engineers will be leveraged to project the fuel and emissions benefits of each model vehicle resulting from the use of the components and technology. View NREL presentation.

Truck displays will be presented as follows:

  • Ford Commercial Vehicles F-350 aluminum cab (145-inch wheelbase/60-inch cab to axle)
    • Concept gooseneck platform from The Knapheide Manufacturing Company
  • Isuzu 2016 NPR diesel (13,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating/80.4-inch cab to axle)
    • Reading Truck Body Tool-Pro aluminum enclosed service body
    • Arconic aluminum wheels
  • Other fuel-saving and emissions reduction technology 
    • Aqua-Hot Work Ready Heating System
    • HUBB eco-friendly, reusable oil filter with a patented filter-in-a-filter design that increases oil flow by up to 5X versus conventional filters
    • Intelligent Fleet Solutions software that can reduce fuel consumption up to 15 percent
    • InterMotive EcoStar automatic stop/start idle reduction system
  • Alternate truck body
    • BrandFX Everlast 60DLS all-composite service body that is up to 50 percent lighter than comparable steel bodies
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The Work Truck Show 2017 offers several educational sessions on fuel-saving technologies and alternative fuels. View complete event schedule