Economic analysts will share projections on truck sales, production and market trends for 2004 and beyond at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Economic Outlook Conference (EOC) on Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn, in Dearborn, MI. Delivering data and analyses of truck markets, truck equipment markets, leading indicators, and end-use markets such as construction and truck renting/leasing, the EOC is a market data and business planning resource for company executives, management, marketing and sales personnel in the commercial truck and transportation equipment industry. “The EOC will deliver crucial information unique to the commercial truck and transportation equipment market,” said NTEA Executive Director Jim Carney. “The program is an excellent business-planning resource for industry professionals because it is tailored to provide them with the information they need to confidently drive strategy and make informed decisions.” Industry experts lined up for the event include: Eli Lustgarten, managing director of H.C. Wainwright and Co., Inc. (New York, NY)
Douglas Clark, president and CEO of AmeriQuest® Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp. (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Edward Sullivan, chief economist of Portland Cement Association (Skokie, IL)
Kenneth Kremar, principal of Global Insight’s Industry Practices Group (Eddystone, PA)
Mustafa Mohatarem, chief economist of General Motors (Warren, MI)
Stephen Latin-Kasper, director of market data and research for the NTEA (Farmington Hills, MI)
Register on or before Aug. 29 and take advantage of the Early Bird conference registration fee of $175 for members and $250 for nonmembers. After Aug. 29 the fee increases to $195 for members and $300 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 1-800-441-NTEA or visit The NTEA has arranged a special group rate of $135 single/double occupancy with the Hyatt Regency Dearborn. To receive the discounted rate, call (313) 593-1234 and make reservations on or before Aug 29. The NTEA was established in 1964 and currently represents nearly 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. The NTEA says it provides in-depth technical information, education and money-saving opportunities through its member programs, publications, services and sponsorship of The Work Truck Show® -- the only event dedicated exclusively to the Class 1 through 8 commercial truck and transportation equipment market. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC. Its Web site,, provides an interactive listing of members and their products/services as well as important industry news and resources. For more information about the NTEA, call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832) or (248) 489-7090.