On the Road Again

I have barely unpacked my bags from three straight weeks of traveling to industry events (The National Biodiesel Conference, the TMC Annual Meeting & Expo, and Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week) and already I have to start packing for NTEA's Work Truck Show and the Mid-America Truck Show! If there's a slow-down in the trucking industry, the show schedule certainly isn't reflecting it. Yes, some vendors are bowing out of Mid-America this year, but the show will still go on. I have a lot to look forward to at both shows. First of all, I'll be attending a seminar at the Work Truck Show that will explore the implications of 2010 emissions systems on body/chassis interfaces. I'm expecting there to be input from several OEMs and body-builders, and I'm sure they will raise as many new questions as they answer. Further on, at the Mid-America truck show, all the engine and truck OEMs will be making statements on their 2010 emissions system technologies, trying to convince the industry why they made the right choice and their competitor made the wrong choice. All in all, both shows promise to be eventful, and I'll be reporting on them here and on the pages of Fleet Maintenance. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what the future will bring!