Vehicle certification resources

Vehicle certification involves more than putting a label on a work truck — it’s a commitment to meeting specific and consistent processes to help assure the purchaser of safety, reliability and durability. NTEA offers resources to help industry companies get what they need for proper certification.

Vehicle Certification Series. Sign up for access to a three-part series on need-to-know vehicle certification basics in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Access to technical experts. Get answers to your questions on FMVSS, federal government legislation and regulations, NHTSA, and more. NTEA members can contact the technical services department as frequently as needed at 800-441-6832, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. ET. Not a member? See if NTEA is right for your company (membership applies to an entire company roster) at ntea.com/memberbenefits or emily@ntea.com.

FREE ARTICLES AND REPORTS
Choose from a compilation of certification, labeling, safety and regulatory informational resources (member login required).

YELLOW FINAL-STAGE LABELS
Can be used by final-stage manufacturers of vehicles completed from chassis-cabs, cutaways or other incomplete vehicles if certain conditions are satisfied.

GRAY ALTERED LABELS
For use by manufacturers that alter a vehicle certified in the final stage prior to first retail sale.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CERTIFICATION GUIDE
Includes critical elements on compliance with federal laws and regulations for motor vehicle certification and labeling.

WHITE FINAL-STAGE LABELS
Used by final-stage manufacturers of vehicles that cannot be completed and certified within guidance and limitations in the incomplete vehicle document.

VEHICLE PLACARD
For use by companies that alter or complete in the final-stage a vehicle rated 10,000 pounds GVWR and under.

LABEL PRINTING PROGRAM
Laser print six different certification labels (yellow final-stage, white final-stage, orange specialized, gray altered, green intermediate-stage and blue trailer) with one standard-size label stock.

GREEN INTERMEDIATE-STAGE LABELS
Used by manufacturers (other than incomplete or final-stage) performing manufacturing operations on an incomplete vehicle before completion by the final-stage manufacturer.

LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS
For use when adding permanently attached equipment in excess of 1.5 percent times the GVWR or 100 pounds (whichever is less), and not changing tires or wheels.