The NTEA (National Truck Equipment Association) has released a statement canceling its Work Truck Show for 2021 and saying it will reconvene in 2022.
"After extensive and careful deliberation, we have realized a typical Work Truck Week is not possible in 2021," the statement begins. "The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors and staff is paramount, and was a driving factor in the Board of Directors assessing the feasibility of the 2021 event.
"Doing what’s right for the work truck industry is NTEA’s number-one priority and commitment, which is why it was extremely hard—but ultimately necessary—to make this decision. We know each year the commercial vehicle industry relies on this event to further business opportunities and strengthen professional connections.
"For the last several months, we have collaborated closely with our partners in Indianapolis to find creative solutions. However, due to necessary restrictions imposed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, options for delivering a high-quality, productive in-person event are not possible. We cannot confidently ensure attendees, exhibitors, and industry stakeholders will be able to accomplish their goals or get what they need (and rightfully expect) from Work Truck Week.
"NTEA is now focusing on identifying ways to best support our members and the industry in the year ahead while planning for 2022. While we do not feel Work Truck Week can be adequately captured in a virtual setting, there are potential opportunities to share education and connect industry businesses. More information will be released in the coming weeks."
World of Concrete and ARA have recently released similar statements on cancellations and rescheduling.