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NTEA releases OEM Chassis Considerations Guide

Oct. 3, 2023
The recently released guide covers chassis features and functions, electrical needs, articulating cranes, dump vans, and more

The Work Truck Association released the first edition off the OEM Chassis Considerations Guide during the 2023 Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit.

“NTEA’s Chassis Considerations Guide serves as an important tool for OEMs and anyone designing truck-mounted equipment to use during their product development process,” said Steve Spata, NTEA senior technical assistance director. “This comprehensive guidebook comes at a pivotal time — as vehicles become increasingly complex — and helps support chassis product development for a broad array of commercial vehicle applications. Building on the history and success of NTEA’s Chassis Design Considerations for the Service Body Industry, this guide captures valuable truck body and vehicle upfitter perspectives and industry knowledge.”

Topics covered in the guide include:

  • Chassis features and functions
  • Electrical needs
  • Regulatory and safety considerations
  • Vocational market and design challenges

Provided from the perspective of vocational body and equipment manufacturers and upfitters, this guide offers strategic recommendations and considerations for key industry segments. Sections address:

  • Ambulances
  • Articulating cranes
  • Cargo van interiors
  • Dump bodies
  • Mid-size buses
  • Propane trucks
  • Service bodies and telescopic cranes
  • Snowplows
  • Van bodies

The OEM Chassis Considerations Guide is available free to NTEA members at

See the November print edition of Trailer/Body Builders for complete coverage of the Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit.