WTW21 education overview

WTW21 is a reimagined way to connect the commercial vehicle community and provide the product news, market trends and operational insights you’ve come to expect from North America’s largest work truck event. Below is an overview of industry education available during the event.

Please note
  • Details on OEM Update Sessions and OEM Advanced Chassis Update Sessions will be available soon.
  • The schedule of these sessions during WTW21 will be available soon.



2021 Work Truck Industry Overview and End Use Market Forecasts 
Hear the latest forecasts for North American economic activity, work truck and truck equipment sales and shipments, and metals and fuel prices. Learn work truck sales expectations — segmented by end-use market, weight class and cab type — and find out what leading indicators can tell us about 2021 commercial truck market activity. 
Presenter: Steve Latin-Kasper, Senior Director of Market Data and Research, NTEA 

Building Better Vehicle Spec’s 
Operational productivity and truck effectiveness start with great specifications. New materials, technology and products can offer significant benefits. Explore how changing elements in your work truck spec’s can be the foundation for future fleet improvements. Learn how your organization can use NTEA’s specification development tool to help improve processes and optimize vehicle efficiency. 
Presenter: 
Chris Lyon, Director of Fleet Relations, NTEA 

Emissions Reduction: Leveraging Multiple Techniques

Industry leaders will share an overview of the alternative fuel landscape, new technologies and energy-saving strategies. Learn how to combine the benefits of light-weighting, aerodynamics, idle reduction and alternative fuels to maximize criteria emissions reduction. 
Presenters: Steve Sokolsky, Program Manager, CALSTART; Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Director, NACFE; and David Kirschner, Regional Manager, Clean Cities 

Future Perspective on Global Van and Truck Markets 
Tim Campbell will share a global perspective on the global van and truck market while identifying current and future issues. He will address the battle of disruptors versus legacy manufacturers and how Europe’s goal to end production of gas and diesel vehicles by 2040 will impact the United States and truck equipment industry.  
Presenter: Tim Campbell, Managing Director, Campbells Consultancy 

Green Hour Keynote
Hear an overview of Penske’s current and near-term advanced fuel and emission reduction programs. Paul Rosa will identify tactics to meet future and unknown emission regulation challenges and discuss the future landscape of advanced fuels in the work truck industry. 
Presenter: Paul Rosa, SVP Procurement & Fleet Planning, Penske 

IHS Markit North American Work Truck Market Forecast
IHS Markit will present a 2021 North American economic forecast, with insights on U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as 2021–2025 work truck market predictions, segmented by cab type, weight class and OEM. Hear differences between U.S. regions, along with data on average age of trucks by weight class, and key end-use market forecasts. 
Presenter: Andrej Divis, Director, Automotive, Global Heavy Truck Research, IHS Markit 

Implications of Vehicle Certification Labeling Requirements 
Vehicle certification is more than just sticking labels or placards on trucks — it’s required by law and can help assure the purchaser of a safe, reliable vehicle. Learn how to identify and complete required labels, and understand the importance of payload analysis, weight distribution and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard compliance analysis in the certification process. Presenters will briefly review how the WorkTruckCert cloud-based program can streamline vehicle certification labeling and printing.   
Presenters: Bob Raybuck, Director of Technical Services, NTEA; and Steve Spata, Technical Assistance Director, NTEA 

Powertrain Optimization
Leading manufacturers will share research and strategies to help improve fuel costs and economy using existing propulsion systems. Examples such as vocational-specific shift points and adjustments to non-combustible fluids will be discussed.   
Presenters: Priscila Tordino, Event Manager, Allison Transmission; Molly Doyle, Director, Americas Marketing, Allison Transmission; Leslie Nix, Senior Marketing Communications Specialist, Cummins; Chris Vanasdalan, Senior Marketing Communications Specialist, Cummins; Teresa Voors, Director Global Powertrain Sales and Marketing, Cummins; and Russell Poling, Jr., Event Management Specialist, Cummins 

Work Trucks and Trailering – Are You Prepared? 
Work trucks are becoming increasingly complex, often accommodating a variety of auxiliary equipment and/or loads. Unlike over-the-road operators, vocational drivers will often use different types of trailers with varying weights and configurations, which increases opportunities for error. Learn the impacts of occasional trailer towing and how to best prepare your operators.   
Presenters: Chris Lyon, Director of Fleet Relations, NTEA; and Marco Garcia, Director of Engineering Services, U-Haul