NTEA 50 year timeline

NTEA 50 year timeline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964--------

NTEA formed, initially as
the Truck Equipment & Body
Distributors Association.
The association quickly became
known as the Distributors
Association or D/A.

 

1968--------

Tom Pieratt hired as the
D/A executive secretary.

 

1971--------

After sharing an office with
Collins Associates in Cincinnati
since being formed, the D/A
moves into its own office space in
downtown Cincinnati.

 

1977-------

Jim Carney named executive
director of the D/A.

 

1978--------

The Association joins Paccar and the
American Trucking Association in a
lawsuit against NHTSA that
successfully overturns portions of FMVSS 121.

Offices moved to Detroit. With Carney
the only staff member to move from
Cincinnati, a new staff is hired, including
the association’s first member service
coordinator and Dick Toner, the first
director of engineering.

 

1979--------

Truck Equipment & Body Distributors
Association renamed the
National Truck Equipment Association.

 

1982--------

Supershow I, the association’s
first full-sized truck equipment
exhibition, fills the Superdome
in New Orleans.

 

1984-------

NTEA celebrates its 20th birthday
in Baltimore with Supershow II.
Twenty four distributors, eight manufacturers,
and an associate member company are
recognized for being NTEA members
for the entire 20 years.

 

1985--------

TBEA ceases operations.
NTEA becomes the only industry
for the truck equipment industry.

 

1988--------

The association moves to larger offices
in Detroit. Mike Kastner is hired to
represent the association in Washington.

 

1991--------

NTEA is successful in lawsuit
against NHTSA to prevent FMVSS 204
from being extended to light trucks. 
Member certification program first proposed.

 

 

1994--------

The association turns 30,
sets record with 334 exhibitors at
Supershow VII.

2000--------

NTEA introduces a new name
for its trade show:
“T3—The Commercial Truck, Trailer,
and Technology Expo.” The idea was
to attract a wide audience.

 

2002--------

Another new name for its trade show:
The Work Truck Show. This one sticks.

 

2004--------

Former President George H W Bush
helps NTEA celebrate its 40th birthday.

 

2005--------

Member Verification Program (MVP) introduced.

 

2012--------

Jim Carney retires after 36 years
with NTEA. Former President
George W Bush delivers keynote address.

 

2014--------

NTEA to celebrate 50 years of service to the industry.

 

 

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