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WorkTruckCert celebrates anniversary

Feb. 20, 2020
Cloud-based Work Truck Services data resource currently boasts 320 user companies certifying more than 15,000 CVs

Work Truck Services, an NTEA subsidiary, recently celebrated the anniversary of WorkTruckCert, its cloud-based initiative to provide the work truck industry with greater and faster access to industry data.

Currently, WorkTruckCert has 320 user companies certifying more than 15,000 commercial vehicles. In addition, all required US commercial vehicle certification labeling requirements are currently supported by this tool. 

WorkTruckCert, developed to serve the industry’s need to quickly, easily and efficiently compile and access vehicle data, while improving the certification process, was launched at Work Truck Show 2019. And Work Truck Services provides NTEA with data from WorkTruckCert, so NTEA can provide the industry with aggregated data reports.

“The industry has enthusiastically responded to this new data resource,” said Doyle Sumrall, a Work Truck Services director and officer. “Vehicle records, representing diversity in both GVW and geographic dispersion, have been submitted. The key delineator in the data is the body type associated with the VIN, which for the first time since VIUS data was reported by the 2005 Census, gives the work truck industry insight into actual upfit by GVW.

“It’s exciting to think NTEA may soon provide the industry with aggregated reports on the upfit population of trucks in use.”

Work Truck Services partnered with IHS Markit to provide better customer intelligence to the industry. “As a result of collaboration with WorkTruckCert, we will provide the program users complimentary access to fleet size details associated with the VINs they enter into WorkTruckCert,” said Dawn Brusseau, associate director for commercial vehicle solutions at IHS. Supplemental detailed reports, including registration-related data, are available for purchase through IHS Markit.

Given the success of its flagship tool, Work Truck Services is exploring opportunities to improve the industry’s existing process of gathering and analyzing commercial vehicle upfit configuration vocational data.

Further meaningful data integration, while improving industry access, is the mission of Work Truck Services. In support of this focus, NTEA is researching additional partners to create a more robust vocational database.

“We are excited to announce Work Truck Solutions Inc and Work Truck Services are exploring a collaboration,” Sumrall said. “Work Truck Solutions has created an industry-recognized market position, supporting commercial vehicle marketing and inventory tracking. They provide a platform for enhancing the connectivity between commercial vehicle buyers and upfitters, equipment manufacturers and commercial vehicle dealerships, which aligns with the needs of the industry and has the ability to further the mission of Work Truck Services.”

Added Kathryn Schifferle, CEO/founder of Work Truck Solutions: “Both organizations believe that through this innovative collaboration, we can accelerate the availability of statistically valid analyses of commercial vehicle trends and applications.”

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