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Spec'ing Work Trucks

Although work trucks are typically smaller and lighter than Class 8 freight haulers, often they are more complex and take more work to design and assemble. Work trucks are built to carry tools, parts, expendable supplies and other equipment that its driver or crew needs to accomplish a job.

2013 Work Truck Show

Photos from NTEA's 2013 Work Truck Show. Photos by Lauren Fletcher and Joanne Tucker, except where noted as some photos are courtesy of NTEA.

Work Truck Show 2012: Recap

“Green” was a strong theme at the 2012 conference, with several manufacturers launching alternative-fuel vehicles.

2012 NTEA The Work Truck Show

The Work Truck Show 2012 by NTEA was held March 6-8 in Indianapolis. Hundreds of exhibitors launched new products, shared details on current product lines, and participated in educational sessions. Here are a few highlights from the show.

It's a Lightweight Material World

There is no one-size-fits-all lightweight materials solution for work trucks. Experts weigh in about the pros and cons of aluminum, fiberglass composites, advanced high-strength steel, plastic composites, and carbon fiber.

Is Carbon Fiber the Future of Truck Bodies?

While cost remains an obstacle to widespread acceptance of carbon-body trucks, this lightweight, durable, and strong material can facilitate fleet vehicle downsizing, promote fuel-efficient engines, and help extend lifecycles.