April 21, 2017

WTS17 recap
Take advantage of access to the April 2017 digital edition of NTEA News - a publication available to Association members on a monthly basis. This special edition provides full coverage of the Show, along with a range of relevant articles, including:
 - 2017 truck chassis sales
   growth predictions
 - Balancing improvement
   and innovation
View WTS17 recap video.

Interested in The Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit in 2018?
The event is scheduled March 6-9 (educational sessions and Green Truck Summit begin March 6; exhibit hall open March 7-9). Sign up now to be notified when registration opens for next year's Show.

2017 Green Truck Summit presented clean energy solutions for commercial vehicles
Hundreds of industry professionals came together at the 2017 Green Truck Summit to learn how the industry can make an immediate impact on greenhouse gas (GHG) and criteria pollutant reduction. Read full story in the April 2017 issue of NTEA News.
NTEA welcomes senior director of fleet relations
NTEA recently appointed George Survant as senior director of fleet relations. In this newly created role, he will work with Christopher Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to lead the Association in serving truck equipment distributors/manufacturers and end-user fleets. Full story.
XL Hybrids and Knapheide Manufacturing announce installation partnership
XL Hybrids Inc. announced The Knapheide Manufacturing Company will become a ship-thru installer of XL Hybrids' XLP™ plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) upfits on Ford half-ton pickup trucks. Knapheide will begin XLP PHEV upfits on Ford F-150s in its Kansas City, Missouri, facility starting in fourth quarter 2017. Full story.
Workhorse releases PHEV pickup specs
The Workhorse Group's W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup should provide 80 miles of all-electric range and an equivalent of 75 mpg when operating on electric power. The W-15 will include a gasoline-powered range extender and be available in all-wheel drive. Full story.
When will alternative fuels replace diesel or gas-powered school buses?
Innovation in the school bus and medium-truck market is moving forward at a very rapid pace. The technological advances of new propane, CNG and electric school buses promise enhanced performance, improved fuel efficiency and reduced impacts to the environment. Full story.
2017 Green Drive$ Conference and Expo
The Lake Michigan Consortium - a partnership between Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana - will host the 2017 Green Drive$ Conference and Expo at Northern Illinois University Meeting and Conference Center in Naperville, Illinois, on May 18, 2017. The Conference will feature speakers from MotorWeek, UPS, NTEA and automakers. Learn more and register.
GTA is moving the industry forward by offering vital resources to members on technologies to increase sustainability and efficiency. We encourage you to recommend GTA membership to other organizations committed to the green truck industry.

Contact us at 800-441-6832 or 
gtainfo@ntea.com for more information.