January 2018
Find your opportunities at
The Work Truck Show ® 2018
By Andrew Dawson, Generation Next Chairman, Muncie Power Products Inc.

It’s that time of year again — The Work Truck Show is just around the corner. What should you expect this year, and how can you make the most of it?
North America’s largest work truck event gives industry professionals the opportunity to see the latest vocational truck and equipment offerings, participate in industry-focused training courses and gain access to technical engineering representatives from hundreds of exhibiting companies. Connect with peers, set up meetings with current suppliers or customers, find solutions to troublesome issues, and network at special events and receptions.  More
Welcome Generation Next Board of Governors electees
The following Generation Next members were elected to the Board of Governors. Their three-year terms will begin at The Work Truck Show 2018 in March.

February webinars
Thursday, February 8: Bridging the skills gap through training and development
Join us as Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal, Interchange Group, explores key trends in technical and leadership training, outlining practical steps employers can take to build scalable training and development programs that will help bridge the skills gap for production, service and administrative staff. Learn more

Wednesday, February 28: Are you ready for full conformance to the FMVSS 111 rear vision system requirement?
In this 45-minute webinar, NTEA's Technical Assistance Director Steve Spata addresses the topic of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 111 - explaining the new requirements and how your company can best prepare. Learn more
Generation Next at WTS18
Take 5 - Join us Tuesday, March 6 from 5-6 p.m. for an exclusive reception sponsored by Generation Next. Register for Take5 and meet, network and talk shop with like-minded, new-to-the-industry, professionals. Know others who would be interested in attending? The more the merrier. Learn more

Generation Next Leadership Workshop and Networking Reception takes place Wednesday, March 7 from 3-5 p.m. This year's session, presented by Jen Shirkani, author and keynote speaker, Penumbra Group, focuses on Ego vs. EQ - How top leaders beat eight ego traps with emotional intelligence. Learn more

Board of Governors at NTEA Booth - Stop by NTEA booth 3401 and meet with members of Generation Next Board of Governors who will be on-hand:

Wednesday, March 7:  10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 8:  10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Don't miss the Wreck Room at WTS18
Press pause and play in the Wreck Room arcade (located in room 139 at the Indiana Convention Center). Sponsored by Generation Next, this complimentary retro arcade will be filled with games from your past and present. Hours of operation:

Tuesday, March 6: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, March 8: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, March 9: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Planning on attending WTS18? You won't want to miss these special events
Opening Reception - Don't miss the first major gathering of the industry for 2018. The opening reception will be held at JW Marriott Indianapolis on March 6. Learn more

President's Breakfast and Annual Meeting - Hear updates on NTEA initiatives and events, as well as the keynote address by General Michael Hayden, former director of the ICA and NSA, on Thursday, March 8. Learn more
Membership updates
Welcome new Generation Next members:

  • Lucas Meador, sales representative, MH Eby Inc. (Blue Ball, Pennsylvania)
  • Brandon Rohr, truck body sales rep, MH Eby Inc. (Blue Ball, Pennsylvania)

Contact for all Generation Next members is available in the NTEA Networking Directory. To search, select GEN Next Member and then enter Search.
Recommend Generation Next
Generation Next provides ongoing professional development opportunities to its members - employees of NTEA member companies who have less than 10 years' work truck industry experience. If you would like to recommend a colleague for membership, complete and return the  application. Or share our presentation with your colleagues.