NTEA releases 17th edition of Truck Equipment Handbook

Media Contact:
Summer Marrs
Senior Director of Communications & Public Relations

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (March 12, 2024) — NTEA – The Work Truck Association released the 17th edition of its Truck Equipment Handbook, a comprehensive pocket guide for commercial vehicle components and equipment.

“We are pleased to release this new version of the Truck Equipment Handbook,” said Steve Spata, NTEA senior technical assistance director. “Whether you’re new to the truck equipment industry or a long-time veteran, the handbook is a handy, condensed reference guide for all commercial vehicle professionals to cover a broad range of technical subjects.”

The latest version includes updates to U.S. and Canadian regulations, along with an expanded set of industry definitions. This edition also covers the vehicle certification process and regulatory standards applicable in Canada.

Topics addressed
  • Fundamental concepts and selection of chassis frames, PTOs, tires and other commercial vehicle systems 
  • Vehicle weight analysis methods, calculations and illustrations 
  • Advanced vehicle and fuel technology descriptions
  • Reference sections on vehicle certification and Federal/Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 
  • Lighting requirements and illustrations
  • Weights and measures 
  • Glossary of commercial vehicle industry terms

The new Handbook is available for $15 NTEA members and $29 nonmembers. Contact us (800-441-6832 or info@ntea.com) to order in bulk. Find more details at ntea.com/handbook.

Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, a 501(c)(6) organization, represents more than 2,000 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial vehicles, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to NTEA. The Association provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces Work Truck Week®Green Truck Summit, Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit and Executive Leadership Summit. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

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