NTEA recognizes 12 new and requalified MVP companies


Media Contact: 
Summer Marrs
Director of Communications & Public Relations

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (July 12, 2016) — NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry recognizes three organizations that have distinguished themselves as Member Verification Program (MVP) companies during the quarter ending June 2016. In addition, nine companies requalified for the program.
Since 2005, MVP has recognized hundreds of companies for successfully implementing specific business standards and processes, and for taking the necessary steps to comply with applicable government regulations. Suppliers and upfitters with MVP status are identifiable to fleet managers and truck dealers as having achieved a higher commitment to excellence by their effective use of safety and quality standards.

Program criteria can involve liability insurance, warranty programs, vehicle and employee certification, safety policies and quality assurance — factors important to dealers, fleets and OEMs.

As of June 30, 2016:

The newest MVP companies are:
  • Dealers Truck Equipment Co. Inc. (Willis, Texas)
  • The Fab Shop (Edgewood, Washington)
  • Knapheide Truck Equipment Co.–Southwest (Buda, Texas)
MVP companies must re-verify every three years. Companies that have successfully qualified to renew their MVP statuses are:
  • Axton Fleet Systems (San Antonio, Texas)
  • Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment of Greater Philadelphia (Cinnaminson, New Jersey)
  • Knapheide Truck Equipment–Midsouth (Birmingham, Alabama)
  • Monroe Truck Equipment (DePere, Wisconsin)
  • Monroe Truck Equipment Inc. (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • OJ Watson Co. Inc. (Denver, Colorado)
  • R/S-Godwin Truck Body LLC (Allen, Kentucky)
  • Truck Equipment Inc. (Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Washington Auto Carriage (Spokane Valley, Washington)
To learn more about MVP, including qualification criteria, visit ntea.com/mvp.

Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry represents more than 1,800 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. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario.