National Truck Equipment Association to co-sponsor TREAD compliance seminar

In order to help commercial truck and transportation equipment manufacturers comply with new Early Warning Reporting criteria of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act, the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) is co-sponsoring a seminar Nov 14, 2002, in Washington DC with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and the Motorcycle Industry Council.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued regulations mandated by Congress in the TREAD Act to help identify motor vehicle and equipment defect trends. These new regulations mandate that all manufacturers of motor vehicles, including trailers and motor vehicle equipment, report certain information regarding problems associated with a list of vehicle components to NHTSA every quarter beginning with the second quarter of 2003.

Two levels of reporting have been identified: a lower level for equipment manufacturers and motor vehicle manufacturers with an annual production of less than 500 vehicles, and a higher level of reporting for larger motor vehicle manufacturers.

Erika Jones, a partner in the law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe, and Maw (Washington DC), and former chief counsel for NHTSA, is the featured speaker.

Cost of the seminar is $225 per person. Registration is required before November 7. To register, phone Tami Wilson at RVIA's Standards and Education Department at 800-336-0154, ext 348.

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