NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, announced that President George W. Bush will be the keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show 2012. President Bush will speak at the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 7. The Breakfast event runs from 7:30am–9:15am. The Work Truck Show 2012 will be held at the Indiana Convention Center, March 5-8, 2012.

President Bush served as commander in chief for two consecutive terms from 2001 to 2008. Prior to his presidency, he served for six years as governor of Texas. He was the first governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive terms.

At The Work Truck Show, the 43rd president of the United States will offer his insights into the challenges facing our nation in the 21st century, the power of freedom, the role of faith and other timely and pressing issues.

“President Bush led this country through times of great economic growth, as well as times of national tragedy,” said Frank Livas, NTEA 2012 convention chairman and senior vice president of Brake & Clutch, Inc. (Salem, Mass.). “It is a privilege to have him address our members and event attendees. We look forward to hearing his reflections on the presidency and his thoughts on leadership and decision-making.”

President Bush will be the second former U.S. president to address The Work Truck Show. His father, President George H.W. Bush, was the keynote speaker in 2004.

The President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting at which President Bush will speak is open to Show attendees by ticket only. Tickets usually sell out early, so advance registration is recommended. Tickets are $59 for NTEA members and $79 for nonmembers (if purchased on or before Jan. 20, 2012). A ticket is also included in the Complete Event Package, which is $339 for NTEA members and $419 for nonmembers (if purchased on or before Jan. 20, 2012).

Produced annually by the NTEA, The Work Truck Show is North America’s largest vocational truck event. It showcases more than 500,000 square feet of Class 1-8 vocational trucks and equipment. The event brings together thousands of work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers.

Registration for The Work Truck Show 2012 opens in October. For additional event information, visit www.ntea.com or call 1-800-441-6832.