The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) recognized eight organizations that have distinguished themselves as Member Verification Program (MVP) companies during the fourth quarter of 2014 and 14 companies that have requalified.
Currently, 283 NTEA member companies — including truck equipment distributors, manufacturers and upfitters — participate in the program.
Criteria to meet MVP standards can involve liability insurance, warranty programs, vehicle and employee certification, safety policies and quality assurance — elements that are known to be valued by dealers, fleets and OEMs. The program was established in 2005.
As of Dec. 31, 2014:
The newest MVP companies are:
Fontaine Modification Co. (Charlotte, NC)
Life Line Emergency Vehicles, Inc. (Sumner, IA)
Midway Specialty Vehicles (Ladson, SC)
Morgan Olson Charleston SC Facility (North Charleston, SC)
Royal Truck Body – Union City (Union City, CA)
Sherrod Vans (Waycross, GA)
Summit Truck Bodies LLC (Wathena, KS)
Williamsen-Godwin Truck Body Co. LLC (Salt Lake City, UT)
MVP companies must re-verify every three years. Companies that have successfully qualified to renew their MVP statuses are:
Aspen Equipment Co. (Bloomington, MN)
BrandFX Body Co./Gem Top (Fort Worth, TX)
Diamond Coach Corp. (Oswego, KS)
Hendrickson International (Canton, OH)
General Body Metroplex (Arlington, TX)
General Body Mfg. Co. of Texas (Houston, TX)
Knapheide Truck Equipment (Griffin, GA)
Knapheide Truck Equipment – Southeast (Miami, FL)
PB Loader Corp. (Fresno, CA)
PL Custom Body & Equipment Co., Inc. (Manasquan, NJ)
Quigley Motor Co., Inc. (Manchester, PA)
Venco Venturo Industries, LLC (Cincinnati, OH)
WernerCo Services, Inc. (Greenville, PA)
Western Cascade Truck, Tank & Equipment (Tukwila, WA)
For more information on the MVP, including qualification criteria, visit www.ntea.com/mvp.