NTEA releases OEM Chassis Considerations Guide

This article was published in the November 2023 edition of NTEA News.

NTEA released the OEM Chassis Considerations Guide, designed to help inform OEM product development communities of the work truck industry’s needs from their chassis products, both now and into the future.

“NTEA’s Chassis Considerations Guide serves as an important tool for OEMs and anyone designing truck-mounted equipment to use during their product development process,” said Steve Spata, NTEA senior technical assistance director. “This comprehensive guidebook comes at a pivotal time — as vehicles become increasingly complex — and helps support chassis product development for a broad array of commercial vehicle applications. Building on the history and success of NTEA’s Chassis Design Considerations for the Service Body Industry, this guide captures valuable truck body and vehicle upfitter perspectives and industry knowledge.”

Topics covered include:

  • Chassis features and functions
  • Electrical needs
  • Regulatory and safety considerations
  • Vocational market and design challenges

Provided from the perspective of vocational body and equipment manufacturers and upfitters, this guide offers strategic recommendations and considerations for key industry segments. Sections address:

  • Ambulances
  • Articulating cranes
  • Cargo van interiors
  • Dump bodies
  • Mid-size buses
  • Propane trucks
  • Service bodies and telescopic cranes
  • Snowplows
  • Van bodies

The OEM Chassis Considerations Guide is available free to NTEA members (login required). Visit ntea.com/chassisguide, or contact NTEA at info@ntea.com or 800-441-6832, for additional details and report access.