FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.
- Jan. 16, 2020
-- NTEA recently launched a Vehicle Specification Process Guide as a free resource to the work truck industry. The specification development process encompasses a systematic and defined set of interactions between various stakeholders, including the vehicle user, fleet team and supply chain (comprised of chassis OEMs, truck dealers, body and truck-mounted equipment companies, vehicle upfitters and fleet management companies). NTEA's specification development tool is intended to improve this process by applying leading techniques widely recognized by industry professionals. For those with more experience, it can serve as a guide — a checklist approach to confirm established processes are followed.
"This tool is designed to ensure a predictable and well-crafted final product each and every time,"said George Survant, NTEA senior director of fleet relations.The guide
• Identifies critical factors to be considered when creating or revising vehicle specifications
• Ensures alignment with the application and truck buyer needs/expectations
• Enhances vehicle productivity and safety
• Discusses new approaches to improving efficiency and effectiveness
• Provides guidance for determining optimal frequency of specification revision
• Offers common ground for stakeholders to see where their expertise relates to the process
• Includes links to relevant NTEA resources (i.e., Truck Equipment 101/201, Vehicle Life Cycle Cost Tool, and Vehicle Center of Gravity and Axle Weight Calculator)
NTEA's new specification guide is available to the industry for free. Association members can access the tool as an interactive ezine (member login required); nonmembers can request the guide in PDF format (fulfilled via email). Learn more and access this resource at ntea.com/specguide (http://www.ntea.com/specguide?utm_source=outlook&utm_...
). Contact NTEA's team with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association offers a variety of fleet resources, including custom sessions, events and opportunities at The Work Truck Show® 2020 (March 3–6 in Indianapolis, Indiana). Get details and register to attend the Show at worktruckshow.com/
Established in 1964, NTEA (http://www.ntea.com/?
specguide) – The Association for the Work Truck Industry represents more than 2,100 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show® (http://www.worktruckshow.com/?
specguide). The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario. NTEA staff are knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of areas related to the work truck industry. Visit ntea.com/meetourexperts to learn more or request an interview.