NTEA releases OEM Chassis Considerations Guide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior Director of Communications & Public Relations
SANDUSKY, Ohio (Oct. 3, 2023) — NTEA – The Work Truck Association™ released the first edition of Chassis Considerations Guide during NTEA’s Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit.
“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:
- Articulating cranes
- Cargo van interiors
- Dump bodies
- Mid-size buses
- Propane trucks
- Service bodies and telescopic cranes
- Van bodies
The OEM Chassis Considerations Guide is available free to NTEA members. Visit ntea.com/chassisguide, or contact NTEA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-441-6832, for additional details and report access.
Established in 1964, NTEA – The Work Truck Association™, a 501(c)(6) organization, represents more than 2,100 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. Learn more at ntea.com.