By Alyssa Dalton
December 31, 2012 – Fleet managers from all industries can now register for The Work Truck Show 2013 to learn techniques to improve their operations, put on by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) in Indianapolis, Ind., March 6-8.
Exclusive to The Work Truck Show 2013, 16 of the industry’s top chassis manufacturers will provide updates on what’s new and upcoming with their product lines, including Chevrolet & GMC Commercial Truck; Daimler Vans USA; Ford Commercial Truck; Freightliner Custom Chassis; Freightliner Trucks; Hino Trucks; Isuzu Commercial Truck of America; Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America; Nissan North America; Ram Commercial; Smith Electric Vehicles U.S.; and Western Star Trucks.
CLICK HERE to register.
The event starts with the day-and-a-half Fleet Management Symposium on March 5-6, and continues through a selection of more than 60 educational sessions covering critical industry topics including truck specification, fleet management and life-cycle costing. Offered exclusively to fleet managers, the Symposium focuses on best practices and strategies to help improve fleet performance at all levels.
“Economists anticipate that the next five years will be similar to the last five years due to a number of factors, including low housing starts, high unemployment, tradesperson shortages, credit and bonding capacity crunches, Euro-Zone uncertainty and continued globalization,” said presenter Kelly Walker, president of Kelly Walker Associates. “The Fleet Management Symposium is designed to help fleet managers through these difficult times.”
Whether attendees operate a fleet of 10 or 10,000 vehicles, those attending the Symposium will hear presentations on how to:
• Reduce capital and operating budgets by 25% in 12 months.
• Apply 20 benchmarks with more than 100 performance measures.
• Apply 50 asset-funding options for vehicles and equipment.
• Implement new fuel, shop and parts management models.
• Cope effectively with skills shortages.
• Compute the 12-step fully loaded labor rate.
• Calculate optimum fleet staff levels using 18 benchmarks.
• Make optimum fleet business management decisions using a total lifecycle cost analysis.
After class, Work Truck Show attendees can explore 500,000 sf. of the newest truck chassis, bodies, equipment and components from more than 550 exhibiting companies.
A full course schedule is available at www.ntea.com/worktruckshow/schedule.