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Lightweight, Advanced Tech Demo Trucks at WTS17

January 03, 2017

To promote the use of work truck fuel savings through lightweighting and productivity technology, Green Truck Association (GTA) and its Lightweight Technology Council, as part of NTEA, are showcasing products and equipment, as well as educate the work truck industry, at The Work Truck Show 2017 (WTS17).

The Lightweight and Advanced Technology Demo Trucks Display (March 15-17, 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center) will highlight components and technology of participating companies that result in fuel and emissions benefits. Two vehicles — a Ford F-350 Aluminum cab chassis and an Isuzu NPR with 13,000 pounds GVWR — will be upfitted with the selected components/technology as part of this display.

The technical expertise of the National Renewable Energy Lab’s engineers will be leveraged to project the fuel and emissions benefits of each model vehicle resulting from the use of the components and technology.

Truck displays will be presented as follows: 

Photo of 2016-MY Ford F-350 courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
Photo of 2016-MY Ford F-350 courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
  • Ford Commercial Vehicles F-350 aluminum cab (145-inch wheelbase/60-inch cab to axle)
    • Concept gooseneck platform from The Knapheide Manufacturing Company
    • Hubb Filters oil filter

Photo of 2016-MY Isuzu NPR Diesel courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America 
Photo of 2016-MY Isuzu NPR Diesel courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

  • Isuzu 2016 NPR diesel (13,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating/80.4-inch cab to axle)
    • Reading Truck Body Tool-Pro aluminum enclosed service body
    • Arconic aluminum wheels
    • Hubb Filters oil filter
    • InterMotive Vehicle Controls Eco-Star stop/start idle reduction system
Note: Additional fuel-reduction elements may be added.

For more information about the Green Truck Association, visit greentruckassociation.com.


The Work Truck Show 2017 offers several educational sessions on fuel-saving technologies and alternative fuels. View complete event schedule.

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