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Tech Trends
NTEA’s technical services department handles member questions on a variety of engineering and technical issues.

This month, NTEA addresses 
FET on cranes
Hazardous material vehicle regulations
FMVSS 141: Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

3-part webinar series to review implications of vehicle certification labeling requirements 
This webinar series discusses how to determine which label is required for the different stages of certification and how to properly complete each label.
Presenters: Bob Raybuck, Director of Technical Services, NTEA; and Steve Spata, Technical Assistance Director, NTEA

Part 1 Altered
This session focused on compliance considerations for alterations, such as pick up box removal and bins and racks installations along with the associated labeling requirements.
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Part 2 Final-stage
May 12, 2021, 11:15 a.m.-noon EDT

This session will focus on compliance considerations for common manufacturing operations of final stage manufacturers, along with the associated labeling requirements.

Part 3 Intermediate
June 9, 2021, 11:15 a.m.-noon EDT

The certification-related duties of intermediate stage manufacturers are unique and require special attention. This session will explore some of these unique considerations as they relate to axle installations and wheelbase changes.

Webinar: Work truck industry market activity - A mid-year update
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
11:15 a.m.–noon EDT
Presenter: Steve Latin-Kasper, Senior Director of Market Data and research, NTEA

Thinking ahead to 2022? Many industry companies have been dealing with large disruptions due to the pandemic and are starting to build tactical plans for the coming year. Understanding established market trends and anticipated developments is critical. 


Leading indicators predict industry, economic growth
The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Outlook panel predicts the U.S. will grow almost 5% in 2021. Leading indicators that consistently predict turns in the work industry business cycle are all positive as of March. Availability of skilled labor is a macro issue that will continue affecting most U.S. companies. Read more from Steve Latin-Kasper, NTEA Senior Director of Market Data & Research.

North American Government News
Below are updates regarding regulatory and legislative actions impacting the work truck industry this month.



The April issue of the Association’s work truck industry publication, NTEA News, is available now.

Highlights include 
  • Altered vehicle certification
  • Leading indicators predict industry, economic growth
  • New commercial vehicle products at WTW21
  • NTEA member survey respondents expect 2021 sales growth
  • Staying virtually connected with customers
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MVP quarterly announcement
Congratulations! The following companies achieved/renewed MVP status since Jan. 1, 2021.
NTEA's Member Verification Program (MVP) recognizes eligible companies in the work truck industry for outstanding business practices and successful implementation of quality standards. View full current MVP listing (262 companies). This listing will also appear in May 2021 print and digital editions of NTEA News.
New MVP companies
Renewed MVP companies

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NTEA members can submit company news to wendi@ntea.com
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