FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- There are plenty of processes a fleet manager can measure, but properly leveraging the resulting data to improve productivity is not always easy. That's why several new sessions at The Work Truck Show® 2016 will demonstrate how to best utilize fleet performance and maintenance metrics.
The Work Truck Show, North America's largest work truck event, is produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry. The 2016 Show will be held March 1–4 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Educational sessions and the Green Truck Summit begin March 1, and exhibits open March 2.
"The right data can help fleet operators enhance productivity, control costs, maximize investments and stay ahead of the competition," says Steve Carey, NTEA executive director. "But for the best results, you have to know what data is critical and how to leverage it for each fleet's specific needs. At The Work Truck Show 2016, attendees can find answers to these types of questions and learn effective strategies for improving fleet operations."
One of the new numbers-driven Work Truck Show sessions is "Acquiring and Using Fleet Data: What You Can Learn From Your Equipment." Presented by the Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), this course shows how truck data loggers can be used to predict component failures and limit unexpected vehicle downtime. The practice of using information to develop a proactive truck maintenance program will further be discussed at "Maintenance and Repair Shop Management." This two-part session can help fleets with in-house maintenance operations measure service technician performance, parts management and facility usage efficiency.
At the updated "Fleet Management 101: Fundamentals of Truck Fleet Management" seminar, attendees can learn how to use information systems and analytical tools for benchmarking. This immersive session also covers fleet performance measurements and shows how to determine total cost of ownership for each vehicle.
After discovering new ways to apply data to improve current operations, fleet managers can prepare for the future by attending update sessions presented by 14 leading work truck OEMs. At these sessions, chassis manufacturer representatives will discuss vehicle updates and answer technical questions. The Work Truck Show 2016 will also provide attendees with the unique opportunity to discuss equipment updates with exhibitors' product engineers and get their regulatory questions answered by NTEA experts.
The Work Truck Show, recently named one of the top 100 trade shows in the U.S., brings together more than 11,000 truck fleet managers, dealers and equipment distributors annually. In addition to educational sessions, it features the newest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and equipment on a trade show floor covering more than 500,000 square feet.
Registration for The Work Truck Show 2016 is now open at worktruckshow.com. Fleet managers can register for a trade show floor badge or select from packages that include educational sessions and associated events like the Green Truck Summit, Opening Reception, President's Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting with keynote speaker Jay Leno, and the WTS Blues Bash at the Slippery Noodle Inn. New this year: Educational package registrants have the opportunity to choose from Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit concurrent educational sessions.
Join the Work Truck Show conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/TheWorkTruckShow, and on Twitter at @WorkTruckShow. The official Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit hashtags are #worktrucks16 and #greentrucks16.
ABOUT THE NTEA
Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,750 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario.
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