As a leading provider of education and
training for the work truck industry, NTEA offers vocational vehicle
specifications and design sessions at the time and place of your choosing that
offer immediately applicable real-world strategies and practical techniques and
tips. Fleet professionals will learn how to:
- Improve the spec’ing and design of trucks
- Shape proposals to best meet the need
- Boost productivity
- Improve life-cycle costs and paybacks
Choose four courses for one full day of
training or eight courses for two full days of training:
Courses 1-4 be taken together for one full day of training and considers these
topics the essentials of vehicle specifications and
- Vehicle Weight Distribution
Analysis – Learn the ins and outs of vehicle weight
distribution to safely and legally position equipment and payloads while
maintaining regulatory compliance. Includes an overview of weight distribution
and center of gravity analysis procedures.
- Basic Powertrain Analysis –
Optimize your powertrain for maximum efficiency. Learn how to
properly size your truck engines and how to select transmission and axle gear
ratios to ensure that your vehicles meet performance expectations while at the
same time optimize fuel efficiency.
- Truck Equipment and Body
Design Principles – Learn how to define your vocational vehicle
applications, identify functional requirements and design a unit to efficiently
perform your defined application.
- Truck Chassis Design
Principles - Match your chassis to your defined application and
to the body/equipment configurations you have designed. Our application-oriented
approach ensures that your total vehicle solution is on target to accomplish the
- Trailer Towing – How much
weight can your work truck really tow? Trailer overloading is all too common and
results in an unsafe vehicle combination! Understand the dynamics and overview
the procedures required for matching trucks and trailers to meet your towing
- Understanding the Federal Bridge Law –
Gain a functional understanding of the Federal Bridge Law and
how to apply it to all your work truck applications.
- Completed and Modified Vehicle Certification
Overview – Proper vehicle certification is required by law and
assures you, the purchaser, of safety, reliability and durability. Payload
analysis, weight distribution and completion of a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard Compliance Analysis are all part of this process. Learn how various
elements of this process relate to your fleet before you spec’ and
- Equipment and Chassis Specifications –
Compare and contrast the various styles of specifications
typically used for trucks and truck equipment; review which styles are best used
in various scenarios; learn specification do’s and don’ts, including ethics; and
gain suggestions for ensuring that you don’t pay more than necessary for your
new vocational trucks.
- New Vehicle Quality Assurance –
Learn the smart, simple and straightforward tools which will
ensure the vehicle you receive is the vehicle you specified, from pre-build
review to final inspection. We recommend in-depth experience with equipment and
chassis specifications or completion of Equipment and Chassis Specifications
(above) prior to taking this course.
- Life-cycle Cost Analysis –
This after-tax, net present value (NPV) approach to life-cycle
cost analysis is critically beneficial to both private and government fleets.
Additional topics include alternative purchase options; equipment upgrade
opportunities; and lease vs. purchase evaluations.
What you need to
- Supporting materials –
reference and training materials will be distributed for each
course. These resources are designed to bring value for many
- Classroom size – Maximum
suggested course size is no more than 25 people. Larger groups may be
accommodated upon request. There is no restriction to the number of fleets in
- Program options – Select any
four courses for a full day of training. One additional course may be included
within one day of training depending on knowledge base and experience level of
participants. All programs can be tailored to ensure you receive the most
targeted training for your organization.
- Payment terms – One-day (four
courses): $1,500 • -Two-day (eight courses):
- Training site – Program host
is responsible for meeting location, audiovisual requirements, as well as food
and beverage, if supplied. The NTEA can provide administrative support in the
planning of this conference as well as promotional materials for a small
To arrange for on-site training at
your location, call NTEA at 1-800-441-6832 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.