Something in the water?! This is the fourth time in 12 years that NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, convenes North America's largest exhibition of Class 1– 8 vehicles in the fair city of Indianapolis.

The other times — 2005, 2007, and last year — set exhibit space and attendance records, so folks must like the central location. Or maybe it's the chance to test-drive new alternatively fueled vehicles. Or more than 60 educational programs including a Management Symposium. Or speakers like former President George W. Bush.

At any rate, this year exhibits are opening 30 minutes earlier than in previous years — at 10:30 a.m. — on Tues., March 6, and Wed., March 7; and close at the usual 5:00 p.m. (March 8 hours remain unchanged at 9:00 a.m. to noon.)

Next year the show returns (once again) to the Indiana Convention Center: March 5 – 8, 2013.

Visit www.ntea.com or call 800-441-6832.