As a provider of resources, solutions and information to the commercial truck and transportation equipment industry, the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) will host its annual Economic Outlook Conference (EOC) Sept. 15, 2003 at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn (Dearborn, MI). “The Association’s primary objective is to provide attendees with the tools they need to confidently develop marketing strategy for 2004 and beyond,” said NTEA Executive Director Jim Carney. “This year’s top-notch roster of presenters will deliver valuable information unique to the commercial truck and transportation equipment industry.” Designed to help professionals gain insight and find answers to issues affecting the commercial truck and transportation equipment industry, the EOC says it is particularly relevant to professionals involved with strategic business planning, including top executives and managers, as well as marketing and sales personnel. The full-day conference delivers data and analyses of truck markets, truck equipment markets, and end-use markets such as construction and truck renting/leasing. Leading economic analysts will share their forecasts for the U.S. economy and specific industry markets, including: the truck industry; renting/leasing industry; North American macroeconomics; construction and truck outlook. An end-use market review will also be featured. 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)
  • Ed Nosal, Economic Advisor for Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Cleveland, OH)
  • Stephen Latin-Kasper, director of market data and research for the NTEA (Farmington Hills, MI)
    Attendees receive a binder that includes a copy of each presentation to take back to the office. Register on or before Aug. 29 and take advantage of the Early Bird conference registration fees of $175 for NTEA members; $250 nonmembers. After Aug. 29 fees increase to $195 for members; $300 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 worktrucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. The NTEA 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. Contact the NTEA at 1-800-441-NTEA (6832)