NTEA’s VBMD promotes shop safety, facility compliance

This article was published in the October 2019 edition of NTEA News.

Van Body Manufacturers Division (VBMD) was formed in 1992 to promote and serve common interests of van body manufacturers in the development and sale of safe, efficient and useful vehicles. The group typically meets annually in conjunction with The Work Truck Show®. 

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VBMD’s main focus is keeping up-to-date with chassis and regulatory changes to help forecast effects on their future vehicle products. The affiliate division regularly includes chassis OEM liaison personnel in its meetings. Frontal area limitations and vehicle size and weight limits are also frequently reviewed by VBMD members in specification discussions with end-users.

Another area of interest centers on shop safety and facility compliance during CNG/LPG-equipped chassis upfits.

Previous VBMD efforts include coordination of liftgate requirements with Technology & Maintenance Council.

Learn more at ntea.com/vbmd or contact Steve Spata, NTEA technical assistance director, at steves@ntea.com.