The National Truck Equipment Association announced that 86 distributor and manufacturer members achieved Member Verification Program (MVP) status July 1. Currently, NTEA has 782 distributor and 542 manufacturer members.
The MVP was approved by the NTEA Board of Trustees in March. Applications for verification status were accepted from members beginning in May. Members will be able to submit applications any time through the year. Those qualifying for MVP status will be announced on a quarterly basis.
Truck equipment manufacturers and distributors must meet quality criteria. They must also demonstrate that they have adequate liability insurance coverage, a quality program, and ASE-certified mechanics or certified welders. Body and equipment manufacturers have similar requirements for insurance coverage, quality programs, and certified employees. They must also verify that they provide installation instructions for their products and that they have a warranty policy to address product defects. In total, all verified members must provide proof that they meet four of five criteria.