NTEA in the news

Trade media often speak with NTEA staff when building stories. Our experts provide information on technical, legislative/regulatory, and market data issues. We've compiled a sampling of stories for you below.

2019

DECEMBER

Aftermarket News - New Manufacturer, Distributor Innovation Conference to take place at Work Truck Show 2020 
Landscape Business - Proper sourcing of commercial vehicles influences business success
Trailer/BodyBuilders - 2019 Truck Product Conference highlights chassis changes
Trailer/BodyBuilders - DTNA details Freightliner spec, technical updates
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Ford Motor Company refreshing every vehicle in CV lineup
Trailer/BodyBuilders - GM bolster entire lineup of Chevy Silverado, GM Sierra trucks, chassis
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Hino delivering new models, configurations for 2021 MY
Trailer/BodyBuilders - International updates lineup, highlights Diamond Logic integration
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Isuzu trucks bolster carrying capacity, improve efficiency
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Mercedes spotlights Sprinter, Metric vans; Pro management
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Mitsubishi Fuso details FE, FG series changes, offerings
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Ram Commercial details new features, touts upfitter resources
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Western Star highlights new witches, electrical systems
Truck Parts and service - Keynote speaker named for 2020 Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference

NOVEMBER

Diesel Progress - NTEA releases new training module
Fleet Management Weekly - Proper sourcing of commercial vehicles influences business success
Muncie Power - The power of association
Sun Journal - Face Time: Ron Morin, builder of ambulances and rescue vehicles
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA's new training module covers emissions, fuel economy
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Proper sourcing of commercial vehicles influences success

OCTOBER

Infrastructures - NTEA releases training module on vehicle powertrains
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA congratulates latest companies earning MVP status
WorkTruckOnline - Remarketing alt-fuel trucks today

september

Aftermarket News - NTEA releases training module on vehicle powertrains
Heavy Equipment Guide - NTEA training module focuses on vehicle powertrains
Landscape Business - Vehicle lightweighting: A critical path to success
Modern Work Truck Solutions - NTEA releases training module on vehicle powertrains
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Measure it twice, upfit once: Snapshots from TPC 2019
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA releases training module covering vehicle powertrains
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Side underride guards: Life savers,or misdirected resources?
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Vehicle lightweighting is a pathway to success

AUGUST

Aftermarket News - Guest commentary: Evolving to sustainability - Reducing vehicle criteria and GHG emissions
Automotive Fleet - 2019 Fleet Manager of the Year finalists
Bus & Motorcoach News - Mid-size buses: Backbones of many fleets
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA releases Manufacturers' Shipments Survey Report

JUly

MPC - GVWR vs. GCWR: What's the difference for truck makers?
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA addresses truck, trailer GCWR in recent technical article
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA offers tips on work truck sustainability
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA recognizes Micky Truck Bodies, others for MVP status
Vehicle Service Pros - Evolving to sustainability: Reducing vehicle criteria and greenhouse gas emissions

june

Bulk Transporter - FET opponents rally on Capitol Hill
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA opens registration for Executive Leadership Summit
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA opens registration for 2019 Truck Product Conference
Transport Topics - Perspective: Repealing the Federal Excise Tax to Modernize the Truck Fleet

may

CCJ - Truck stakeholders applaud bill that would repeal truck tax
Concrete Products - Truck, trailer groups mobilize to nix federal excise tax
Fleet Management Weekly - Transfer Flow Director of Business Development Ben Winter elected to the NTEA Board of Directors
HDT - Bipartisan fet repeal bill introduced
Overdrive - House bill would nix pricey truck excise tax
Total Landscape Care - Diving in: The importance of CDLs, GVW and loading penalties
TTNews - Lawmakers introduce bill to repeal federal excise tax on new trucks

APRIL

National Ford Truck Club - Introducing NTEA's 55th Board Chairman, Wm. Craig Bonham
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA highlights latest companies earning MVP status

march

Aftermarket News - NTEA showcases series of new member resources at WTS19
Aftermarket News - Wm. Craig Bonham to serve as 55th NTEA Board chairman
Biodiesel Magazine - 2019 NTEA Fleet Outlook shows cont'd strong demand for biodiesel
Biofuels Digest - Association for the work truck industry sees biodiesel continuing to play major fueling role
Bulk Transporter - 2019 NTEA Fleet Purchasing Outlook shows a continued preference for biodiesel
Bulk Transporter - NTDA, NTTC join MTF coalition working to repeal FET
Contractor - State of the work truck industry 2019
Energy.Agwired.com - Biodiesel drives the work truck industry
Farm Progress - Truck industry survey has positive news for biofuel industry
Fleet Management Weekly - NTEA showcases Life Cycle Cost Calculator at WTS19
Fuels Market News - NBB: Biodiesel drives the work truck industry
Green Car Congress - 2019 NTEA Fleet Purchasing Outlook reveals continued strong demand for biodiesel in diesel trucks
Green Fleet Magazine - Biodiesel tops alt-fuel choice for fleets, NTEA survey finds
Heavy Equipment Guide - NTEA releases new truck certification resource
HeraldCourier.com - IHS Markit Insight enhances WorkTruckCert for NTEA members
Landscape Business - NTEA releases new truck certification resource
MarketScreener - National Biodiesel Board: Biodiesel brings cleaner air to Illinois
Missouri Ag - Biodiesel drives the work truck industry
Modern Work Truck Solutions - NTEA showcases series of new member resources at WTS19
Modern Work Truck Solutions - NTEA releases new edition of Truck Equipment Handbook
Modern Work Truck Solutions - Thinking about alternative energy
OEM Off-Highway - Biodiesel drives the work truck industry
Trade Show News Network - March trade show wrap-up: Expo West, Prowein, Work Truck Show and more
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA releases cloud-based truck certification resource
Trucknews.com - NTEA address cites Canadian policy work, association support
Trucks.com - 2019 Work Truck Show: Making certification easier for upfitters
Work Truck Mag - Biodiesel tops alt-fuel choice for fleets, NTEA Survey finds

FEBRUARY

Construction Equipment Guide - NTEA announces partnership with TruckScience
Construction Equipment Guide - NTEA releases vehicle certification training course
Fleet Equipment - NTEA discusses improving work truck efficiency and performance
Fleet Management Weekly - NTEA releases vehicle life cycle cost tool
Modern Work Truck Solutions - What to consider when going green
Modern Work Truck Solutions - Ultra-low NOx propane autogas engines take the spotlight
OEM Off-Highway - Grote Industries acquires MVP member status
Total Landscape Care - What questions to ask when evaluating expanding your fleet
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA, TruckScience partner on weight calculator for upfitters
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA releases vehicle certification training course
TruckingInfo.com - NTEA launches vehicle lifecycle tool 
Work Truck Magazine - NTEA launches vehicle lifecycle tool
Work Truck Magazine - NTEA partners with TruckScience

january

Biodiesel Magazine - Biodiesel-powered vehicles are in it for the long haul
Bloomberg - Fed to pause rate hikes but still move twice this year: Survey
Bloomberg - Stocks' bull case is undermined by boring bonds
Bus & Motorcoach News - MSBMA will work with feds on safety mandate
Chicago Tribune - Chicago Area Clean Cities elects leaders in clean air, clean vehicles to its board
Freightwaves - New coalition seeks repeal of fet on heavy trucks and trailers
Overdrive - Dealers form coalition to advocate for sunsetting hefty truck excise tax
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA mourning loss of former president, trustee at 72
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA congratulates companies earning MVP status
Transport Topics - ATD announces coalition to repeal fet on heavy-duty trucks
Truckinginfo.com - Tariffs boost prices of steel dump bodies and car lifts
USAgNet.com - Industry honors biodiesel champs, reflects on history
USAgNet.com - Diesel vehicles powered by biodiesel in it for the long haul

2018

decEMBER

OEM Off-Highway - Sustainable technology integration: Exploring alternative energy solutions
Trailer/Bodybuilders - Victory over FET?
Trailer/Bodybuilders - Measure for measure, truck OEMs preview coming chassis changes 
Trailer/Bodybuilders - GM Fleet highlights new, upcoming trucks, tools
Trailer/Bodybuilders - Mitsubishi Fuso details FE, FG Series specs
Trailer/Bodybuilders - Western Star updates vocational offerings
Trailer/Bodybuilders - International highlights MV changes, new CV series
Trailer/Bodybuilders - Mercedes-Benz growing Sprinter lineup, features
Trailer/Bodybuilders - Freightliner adds options for upfitters
Trailer/Bodybuilders - Isuzu rolling out new equipment for 2019-20
Trailer/Bodybuilders - Hino updates XL Series, COEs, online resources
Trailer/Bodybuilders - Peterbilt upgrades axles, engines, driver tech
Trailer/Bodybuilders - Freightliner Custom Chassis strengthens lineup

november

Heavy Equipment Guide - NTEA offers updated resource to help upfitters meet upcoming Canadian regulations
HighBeam Research - Model year changes and upfitter options featured at NTEA's Truck product Conference
Trailer/Bodybuilders - Certification labels vs. statements of origin
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Equipment industry: Time for FET to surrender
Trailer/BodyBuilders- NTEA updates conformity resources for upfitters in Canada
Waste 360 - NYC takes City Fleet to the next level of safety

october

Construction Equipment Guide - NTEA acknowledges newest MVP members

SEPTEMBER

Construction Equipment Guide - NTEA releases enhanced vehicle certification resources
Hard Working Trucks - NTEA releases updated 2018 Commercial Vehicle Certification & Federal Lighting guides
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA enhances vehicle certification resources

AUGUST

InfraStructures - Underhood versus PTO solutions

JULY

Aftermarket News - Major OEMs bring innovation to NTEA's 2018 Truck Product Conference
Plumbing & Mechanical - New trucks coming to NTEA's 2018 Truck Product Conference
Tank Transport - Bill calls for repeal of truck tax
Trailer/BodyBuilders - OEMs bring innovation to NTEA's Truck Product Conference
Work Truck Magazine - NTEA sets dates for Truck Product Conference

JUNE

Aftermarket News - NTEA's 2018 Executive Leadership Summit aims to identify connections within the work truck industry
Bulk Transporter - Senate bill targets FET ... but highway funding questions remain
Successful Dealer - Bill to repeal FET introduced in Senate
The Trucker - Bill introduced in Senate to repeal federal excise tax on HD trucks, trailers
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Senate bill targets FET ... but highway funding questions remain
Trailer/BodyBuilders - ATD organizes coalition to repeal 'outdated' FET

may

Farm Week Now - Truckers favor biodiesel over other alternative fuels
Fleet Equipment Magazine - NTEA introduces Vehicle Center of Gravity and Axle Weight Calculator
Rock Road Recycle - Terex's Ted Barron named to Green Truck Association board of governors
Service Truck Magazine - NTEA board for 2018
South Dakota Ag Connection - Biodiesel ranks first among fleets for alt fuel use
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Hind-sighting your fleet - considerations based on FMVSS 111
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA introduces expanded business planning tool
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA releases new weight calculator for upfitters
Vehicle Service Pros - NTEA updates online axle weight calculator
Work Truck - NTEA launches new online tool

APRIL

CTSBlog.net - FMVSS 111 explained with 2018 updates
Daily Herald Business Ledger - Green Drives Conference comes to Chicago area in May
FleetOwner - Terex's Ted Barron joines Green Truck Association Board of Governors
Lift and Access - Terex Utilities manager named to Green Truck Association Board of Governors
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA recognizes newest companies with MVP status
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Trump to nominate King to lead NHTSA
Trucking Info - Sometimes trailers can be taxed twice
Trucking News - Terex's Ted Barron joins Green Truck Association Board of Governors
Vehicle Service Pros - Rearview requirement compliance effective May 1
Work Truck Magazine - Full rear visibility conformance required by May 1
Work Truck Magazine - Terex's Ted Barron named to Green truck Association Board of Governors

MARCH

Aftermarket News - Four new members elected to NTEA's Generation Next Board of Governors
Aftermarket News - Todd Davis to serve as 54th NTEA President
Construction Equipment Guide - Four new members elected to Generation Next Board of Governors
Construction Equipment Guide - Todd Davis to serve as 54th NTEA president
CTS Blog - Meet NTEA's 54th president - Todd Davis
ForConstructionPros.com - Curry Supply President Jason Ritchey joins NTEA Board of Trustees
The Shop Mag - NTEA names 54th president
Today's Trucking - The propane option: Have we closed the book on the fuel too soon?
Trailer/BodyBuilders - European tires: Understanding the basics
Transport Topics - Large fleets forecast to buy more trucks in 2018
Trucks.com - Volvo tackles heavy-haul market with new VNX truck (NTEA market data cited)

FEBRUARY

American Journal of Transportation - NTEA releases 2018 Fleet Purchasing Outlook
Fleet Management Weekly - NTEA releases 2018 Fleet Purchasing Outlook
For Construction Pros - NTEA releases 2018 Fleet Purchasing Outlook
Green Fleet Radio - Doyle Sumrall interview with Carl Lisek Feb. 28
Landscape & Irrigation - The role of GVWR and GCWR in specifying work trucks
OEM Off-Highway - NTEA releases U.S. Construction Sector Report
SAE - SAE International honors Stephen Spata of NTEA with SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award
WIVB - Sen. Schumer calling for safety enhancements following fatal pileup on I-90: “NTEA remains concerned as to the implications of the legislation and continues to monitor the data and insight provided by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) which already has rulemaking under consideration on this complex issue,” said Executive Director Steve Carey. “The proposed legislation is very broad and doesn’t take into account the complex design differences and crash involvement rates of different vehicle types.”

january

Business Fleet - The role of GVWR and GCWR in specifying work trucks
Landscape & Irrigation - Trailer towing, and what you need to know for risk management
Trailer/BodyBuilders - The role of GVWR and GCWR in spec'ing work trucks
VMAC - Commercial van market growth creates new opportunities for specialized equipment

2017

DECEMBER

ISHNews - NIOSH engineer recognized for his ambulance safety video series
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Truck Product Conference previews coming chassis changes
Transport Topics - Full speed ahead for economy, trucking in 2018

novemBER

Construction Equipment Guide - NTEA announces expanded schedule for The Work Truck Show
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA seeks support for FET repeal bill

octoBER

Government Fleet - How effective are your trucks' backup cameras?
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA adds new MVP members
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA unveils truck-mounted equipment training course
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA-backed Vehicle Innovation Act re-introduced in House
Vehicle Service Pros: Work truck and equipment sales see second quarter increase, NTEA data finds
Work Truck Magazine - NTEA produces new training course

SEPTEMBER

Fleet Equipment - Getting the most value from your vocational fleet
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Details, details, details: Photos from NTEA Truck Product Conference
Work Truck Magazine - How to get the most from truck resale

August

Government Fleet - NTEA offers Commercial Van Report
Heavy Equipment Guide - NTEA releases three-part series on vehicle certification
MSWMag.com - NTEA announces commercial vehicle certification series
MWSMag.com - Spec Writing
Successful Dealer - ATD issues industry 'call to action' regarding excise tax repeal
Trailer/BodyBuilders - It's time to say goodbye
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NTEA unveils vehicle certification series
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Sauer retirement: Praise, best wishes for 'Voice of the Industry'
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Steel, aluminum prices still rising

JUly

Fleet Equipment Mag - Improving operational efficiencies
Hard Working Trucks - How to prepare efficient vocational truck specs
MWSMag.com - Exceeding standards
Trailer / BodyBuilders - NTEA names five new MVP companies

june

EMS1 - 4 simple ways to improve ambulance safety during transport 
Fleet Equipment - A clear view: Meeting new FMVSS 111 rearview camera requirements
Modern Work Truck Solutions - Spec according to law
OEM Off-Highway - NTEA's 2017 Executive Leadership Summit explores work truck industry dynamics
Trailer/Body Builders - Legislation filed to repeal FET -- again
Trailer/Body Builders - Safe Fleet names Bonham to lead Work Truck business unit
Work Truck - Solving medium-duty upfitting challenges
Work Truck - Bureau of Labor Statistics creates prices indexes

may 

Energy Technology Matters - Washington Update
FleetOwner - Green Drives Conference to feature all-new electric, hybrid trucks
Trailer/BodyBuilders - NHTSA's rearview camera requirements affect commercial vehicles, so make sure compliance is achieved and maintained
Trailer/BodyBuilders - Who doesn't want to make more money?

APRIL 

Automotive Fleet - Fleet Manager of the Year Survant joins NTEA
FleetOwner - 
NTEA adds resource for CV upfitters to comply with FMVSS
FleetOwner - NTEA welcomes senior director of fleet relations
For Construction Pros - FMVSS 111 Rear Vision Regulation takes effect
Modern Work Truck Solutions - Assessing your fleet's needs
OEM Off-Highway - NTEA releases test manual and kit to aid compliance with FMVSS field of view requirements
Trailer/Body Builders - Companies earn NTEA's MVP status
Trailer/Body Builders - How one distributor is combining the best of two generations to perpetuate his business and satisfy his customers
Trailer/Body Builders - NTEA hires Survant as senior director of fleet relations
Trailer/Body Builders - Shop of the future
TruckingInfo - NTEA's new senior director shares goals
Work Truck - Fleet Manager of the Year Survant joins NTEA
Work Truck - NTEA's new senior director shares goals

MARCH 

Chicago Area Clean Cities - Clean-vehicle conference to feature speakers from MotorWeek, UPS, NTEA and automakers
NGT News - Midwest Clean Cities Coalitions to host 2017 Green Drives Conference
PHC News - Adam Keane to serve as 53rd NTEA President
Trailer/Body Builders - Keane takes over as 53rd NTEA President
Truck News - Boosting Canada/U.S. relations

JANUARY

Modern Work Truck Solutions - Work truck technologies
Portland Tribune - The coming of the white van
Public Works Magazine - Proper plow ballasting lowers liability
Successful Dealer - Work Truck Show session to offer tips on hiring and retaining millennial employees

2016

NOVEMBER

Trailer/Body Builders - Total U.S. trailer production numbers adjusted down

SEPTEMBER

Trailer/Body Builders - NTEA's director of market data and research says bad Q1 GDP caused overreaction, so 2016 won't be as bad as expected, and 2017 looks better

MARCH

Trailer/Body Builders - With most northern states experiencing a warmer El Nino winter with less snowfall, truck equipment distributors develop alternate plans