The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) and its board of directors announced the cancellation of the 2021 Truck Product Conference.
“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.”
NTEA said the cancellation is due to the current constraints of the commercial vehicle technical community. The challenges include the impact of continuous supply chain delays and labor shortages.
“As the association for the work truck industry, we know your pain points, challenges and needs,” said Steve Carey, NTEA president & 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 registration fees for the Truck Product Conference will be refunded. Hotel room reservations can be cancelled online or by calling 877-525-2427. Cancellations received 72 hours or more before arrival will receive a full refund.
The conference will not be transitioned to a fully virtual format.
Work Truck Week is still scheduled for March 8–11 next year at Indiana Convention Center.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online