Travel budgets are limited, we know. So if you can't make it to the Work Truck Show—the largest event in North America dedicated to Class 1-8 vocational trucks—check out our products article for an overview of the components and accessories you can choose from to serve your customers' wide-ranging needs.

Or go to to review the wares offered by the more than 500 suppliers that are exhibiting Feb. 25–28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. While you're there, you may want to consider joining the association.

In addition to keeping members up to date on safety standards, lighting regulations, and license requirements, the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) provides free access to extensive engineering, specification, and design resources. Its engineers help members deploy best practices for specifying chassis, selecting truck bodies and equipment for specific applications, performing weight distribution calculations, and conducting accurate payload analyses.

There's also plenty of information available for free to non-members: a supplier directory, glossary of industry terms, and articles about vehicle specifying.

Read on to keep on truckin'.

TruckWorks Special Report

Read the Special Report by contributing writer Robert Johnston and take a sneak peak of some of the products that will be featured at the National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show—including a Web-exclusive slideshow featuring more products!

  • "The Truck Stops Here": Proper preparation makes for proper specifying
  • TruckWorks Products: A sneak peek at NTEA Work Truck Show products
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE Slideshow: A Web-only interactive slideshow of products for your fleet