NTEA and NAFA Enter Into Endorsement Agreement


Farmington Hills, Mich. (March 17, 2011) ‘ The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, announced today that it has entered into an endorsement agreement with The NAFA Fleet Management Association whereby each association will cross-promote the value of each organization’s certification programs to mutually benefit the membership of both organizations.

‘The agreement we entered into with NAFA strengthens the link between two organizations that have served the work truck and fleet industries for decades,” said Jim Carney, executive director of the NTEA. ‘We constantly seek opportunities to build alliances with other industry associations to enrich the value we offer our member companies. To this end, we are endorsing two NAFA programs that promote the efficient and informed purchasing of work trucks, and are pleased to work with NAFA to further promote our Member Verification Program.”

Specifically, the agreement stipulates that NTEA will endorse the following training and certification programs developed and administered by NAFA:

Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM)
Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS)

  CAFM and CAFS programs include, among other things, self-instruction manuals, in-person seminars, reference materials and certification examinations.

In turn, NAFA will bring awareness to the benefits of the Member Verification Program (MVP) developed and administered by the NTEA. MVP status promotes the production and sale of work trucks by companies that take significant steps to implement specific business and quality standards and quality processes, and to comply with certain applicable federal regulations. Companies that achieve MVP status differentiate themselves through demonstrated commitment to professionalism, industry knowledge and
high performance standards.

            For more information, visit www.ntea.com or call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832).

Established in 1964, NTEA is the leading association for the work truck industry. The Association currently represents nearly 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.

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