Truck Equipment Glossary - N

National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA)
Established in 1964, NTEA is the leading association for the work truck industry, offering expert knowledge, technical support, strategic resources and business opportunities. The Association represents nearly 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, buy, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Many buyers of work trucks (fleets) and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to NTEA.
 
NHTSA
Abbreviation for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the federal agency responsible for promulgating and ensuring compliance of regulations dealing with the manufacture and certification of motor vehicles. See DOT.
 
Nominal Rating
An arbitrary classification of truck capacity in tons, such as: half-ton, three-quarter ton, one ton, ton and a half, two tons, five tons, etc.