Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) â€¨â€¨has requalified 16 member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards. â€¨â€¨This brings the total number of companies who have achieved MVP status 408 to date.
Since 2005, NTEAâ€™s Member Verification Program has recognized distributors, manufacturers â€¨â€¨and upfitters for implementing quality business practices and for complying with specific government â€¨â€¨safety regulations. Criteria to meet the MVP standards can involve liability insurance, warranty programs, vehicle and employee certification, safety policies, and quality assurance.
Program standards were enhanced in July, 2009, to include more stringentÂ requirements.
â€śWe congratulate these members who have demonstrated compliance to key quality standards â€¨â€¨and for building better relationships between distributors and manufacturers, and between suppliers and â€¨â€¨their customers,â€ť said NTEA Executive Director Jim Carney. â€śWith the recent introduction of updated â€¨â€¨criteria, we have raised the bar of the MVP program to even higher standards which should impact the quality efforts of our members and industry to an even greater extent.â€ť
Members who have successfully renewed their MVP status as of January 1, 2010 are:
Access Tools & Equipment (Miami, FL)
AEV Inc – American Emergency Vehicles (Jefferson, NC)
Brandon Truck Equipment Inc (St-Gabriel-de-Brandon, QC)
Champion Bus Inc (Imlay City, MI)
DuraClass (Tishomingo, MS)
Elkhart Coach Div Forest River Inc (Elkhart, IN)
Fiber-Tech Industries Inc (Spokane, WA)
Lancaster Truck Bodies (Lancaster, PA)
McCoy Miller LLC (Elkhart, IN)
NAMCO Machine & Gear Works Ltd (Edmonton, AB)
National Van Builders Inc (Attleboro, MA)
Nelson Truck Equipment Co Inc (Kent, WA)
RMS, a Division of Stoms Companies LLC (Westminster, MD)
Time Mfg Co (Waco, TX)
Titan Truck Equipment (Spokane, WA)
Washington Auto Carriage (Spokane, WA)
MVPs must re-verify every three years. Updated criteria for the Member Verification Program can be found at http://www.ntea.com/content.aspx?id=11458.