Government activity

Representing member interests

NTEA maintains a government relations department and satellite office in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, and is committed to protecting and advancing member interests by actively working with Congress, the White House, Parliament, and federal agencies. Dedicated NTEA staff monitor and report Congressional, Parliamentary and regulatory agency activities, as well as lobby on behalf of the work truck industry. The Association works diligently to ensure fair representation regarding all legislative and regulatory issues.

2017-2018 fiscal year highlights

  • Met with the Internal Revenue Service commissioner to discuss Federal Excise Tax (FET) regulations while continuing to educate Congress on the benefits of FET repeal. 

  • Worked with Environment and Climate Change Canada to secure agreement that the U.S. delegated assembly provisions of Phase Two greenhouse gas regulations would be applicable in Canada.
  • Engaged Transport Canada to ensure rear backup camera provisions of CMVSS 111 would harmonize with the U.S. counterpart (FMVSS 111).
  • Green Truck Association, an NTEA affiliate division, closely monitors legislative and regulatory issues that influence the design, production and sale of green truck technologies, commercial vehicles and equipment. Government funding, policy and rulemaking are critical to this growing segment of the transportation industry, Find additional information at

Contact Us

For more information regarding legislative and regulatory lobbying or analysis of pending legislation and regulations, please contact NTEA Managing Director Mike Kastner at or 202-552-1600.

Articles of interest
Each month, the NTEA produces and distributes via email Washington Update, an informative and timely e-newsletter which provides critical updates on legislative and regulatory activities relevant to the work truck industry. 

Members interested in receiving this free enewsletter can send a request here or call 800-441-6832.

Regulatory and legislative activity