Through its Member Verification Program, the National Truck Equipment Association has requalified several member companies and approved four new member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards. MVPs must reverify every three years. This brings the total number of companies who have achieved MVP status to 417 to date.
Since 2005, NTEA’s MVP has recognized distributors, manufacturers and upfitters for implementing quality business practices and complying with specific government safety regulations. Criteria to meet the MVP standards can involve liability insurance, warranty programs, vehicle and employee certification, safety policies and quality assurance.
“We congratulate these members who have demonstrated compliance to key quality standards and for building better relationships between distributors and manufacturers, and between suppliers and their customers,” says Jim Carney, NTEA executive director. “With the recent announcement of updated criteria, we have raised the bar of the MVP program to even higher standards, which should impact the quality efforts of our members and the industry to an even greater extent.”
The newest MVPs are Commercial Body & Rigging, Dallas; O’Reilly Equipment Co., Newbury, Ohio; Pacific Truck Colors, Tualatin, Ore.; and Utility Truck Equipment Sales, Boise, Idaho. Members who have renewed their MVP status are Caseco Mfg. Inc., Claremore, Okla.; Caseco Truck Body, Claremore, Okla.; Dealers Truck Equipment Co. Inc., Shreveport and Baton Rouge, La., Buda, Texas and Little Rock, Ark.; L&M Truck Sales Inc., Spokane, Wash.; Perfection Equipment, Oklahoma City; Tebco of Kentucky Inc., Richmond, Ky.; Tiffin Loader Crane, Tiffin, Ohio; Truck-Lite Co. Inc., Falconer, N.Y.; and Wheeled Coach Industries Inc., Winter Park, Fla.