Resources for the waste industry

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An NTEA membership can provide your entire organization with resources for your fleet:

  • Risk management principles
  • Productivity and engineering guidelines
  • Truck buying and building resources
  • Quick access to relevant standards
  • Government links
  • Other useful vocational fleet content.

VEHICLE life cycle cost tool

NTEA's Vehicle Life Cycle Cost Tool, designed to be flexible and user-friendly to accommodate a variety of truck life cycle analysis needs and different fleet structures. This tool is a free NTEA member benefit (member login required) — not available for public purchase.


Member fleets can use the newly-released Vehicle Center of Gravity and Axle Weight Calculator for vehicle specification and weight information to assist in understanding Federal Bridge Law limitations and help establish fleet-specific internal operating payload guidelines to optimize the service life of your vehicles.

data logger drive and duty analysis program

The data logger drive and duty cycle analysis program collects operating metrics and provides fleet and industry information on how vehicles operate in varying environments.

Fleet Affiliation e-newsletter

Fleet Affiliation is a monthly publication for fleet professionals in the work truck industry.

On-site Training

Looking to improve the spec'ing and design of your work trucks? Be sure to check out NTEA's On-site Training for Commercial, Utility and Government Fleets where expert presenters, all qualified engineers, deliver real-world strategies and practical techniques that are immediately applicable. Courses focus on vocational vehicle specifications and design training.

Fleet Risk Management

Risk management in conjunction with the ownership/operation of a vocational fleet goes far beyond complying with the minimum insurance requirements and local vehicle registration and inspection requirements.

Fleet Engineering and Productivity

Learn how to optimize overall costs of ownership  and the productivity of vocational fleet vehicles. The key is that each vehicle must be matched to the intended application and must be properly designed.

Regulatory Requirements

Review basic regulatory requirements for all commercial vehicles operating in interstate commerce, as mandated by federal agencies. An FMVSS guide is also available.

more information

Learn more by viewing our truck fleet resources brochure or contact NTEA Fleet Relations Director Chris Lyon at or 248-479-8196. 

View the wide-range of technical resources offered by NTEA.

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