FARMINGTON HILLS, MI -Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has requalified two member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards. This brings the total number of companies who have achieved MVP status to 416 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."

Members who have successfully renewed their MVP status as of December 31, 2010 are: 

  • Hews Co LLC, South Portland, Maine
  • TODCO, Marion, Ohio

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