In a recent press statement, the NTEA—The Association for the Work Truck Industry and its board of directors announced it cancelling its 2021 Truck Product Conference given the significant constraints the commercial vehicle technical community is currently facing.
“Truck Product Conference is purposefully designed to connect chassis OEMs with equipment manufacturers and distributors for important technical insights to help the upfitting process,” said NTEA Board Chair Jon Sievert, president–work truck solutions at Douglas Dynamics Inc. “We feel that at this time this goal needs to be accomplished in a way that doesn’t take us away from our businesses given the current state of the industry.”
“As much as we’d prefer to connect in person, the impact of continuous supply chain delays and disruptions, labor shortages, and various other factors in your local regions, are placing additional demands on your companies, and NTEA wants to support and not disrupt your essential business operations,” the statement read.
“As the association for the work truck industry, we know your pain points, challenges and needs,” said Steve Carey, NTEA president and CEO. “We’re here and we’re listening. And we fully believe this decision, in this moment in time, upholds our unwavering dedication to doing what’s right for you and your businesses.”
All Truck Product Conference registration fees will be refunded (details are being communicated separately). For registrants who booked hotel rooms, reservations can be cancelled online or by calling 877-525-2427. Cancellations received 72 hours or more prior to arrival will receive a full refund.