FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) requalified four member companies and approved three new member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards. This brings the total number of companies who have achieved MVP status to 414 to date.

Since 2005, NTEA's Member Verification Program has recognized distributors, manufacturers and upfitters for implementing quality business practices and for complying with specific government safety regulations. Criteria to meet the MVP standards can involve liability insurance, warranty programs, vehicle and employee certification, safety policies, and quality assurance.

"We congratulate these members who have demonstrated compliance to key quality standards and for building better relationships between distributors and manufacturers, and between suppliers and their customers," said NTEA Executive Director Jim Carney. "With the introduction of updated criteria, we have raised the bar of the MVP program to even higher standards which should impact the quality efforts of our members and industry to an even greater extent."

The newest MVPs as of June 30, 2010 are: 

Buyers Products Co (Mentor, OH)
OEM Systems LLC (Okarche, OK)
WorkTrux LLC (Birmingham, AL)


Members who successfully renewed their MVP status as of June 30, 2010 are: 

Elpers Truck Equipment LLC (Evansville, IN)
Monmouth Truck Equipment (Shrewsbury, NJ)
OJ Watson Co Inc (Denver, CO)
Palfinger American Roll-Off (Trenton, NJ)

MVPs must re-verify every three years. Updated criteria for the Member Verification Program can be found at