Building on the insights from the 2018 Panel and by popular demand the Leadership Panel returns in 2019. OEM manufacturer leaders will be on hand to give insight to the direction of the commercial truck industry. This is not a simple review of what the OEM is doing. Instead, the OEMs raise the veil to reveal true insights as to what may be next, what is working now, and the challenges we all face as an industry.
The economic panel brings two leading economist, Steve Tam and Chris Kuehl, together to report on where the economy has been and most importantly where they believe it is headed. Steve Tam will look specifically at the commercial truck markets with the insight UTA Convention attendees have come to expect. New for 2019 Chris Kuehl of Armada Corporate Intelligence will discuss the economics on the macro level and what is influencing the trucking economy. Come with your questions!
Convention attendees will be split into smaller groups for interactive participation in each engine-focused fifty minute workshop with industry experts.
The OEM Engine Workshop will bring experts together to review the state of current engine technologies and future advancements. Attendees will also discuss the powertrain, as engines are increasingly mated to integrated transmissions to gain greater efficiencies. This will be your opportunity to discuss the best ways to market the value of new technologies to the secondary market.
The Engine After Treatment and Engine Diagnostic Tools Workshop will discuss the options used truck departments have to assess the health of the after-treatment system and engine during inspections. Today’s engines are so complex that used truck managers must be proactive as they assess a trade, as thousands of dollars are on the line. Just one significant engine repair could cost a used truck department a profitable month.