NTEA recently launched a Vehicle Specification Process Guide as a free resource to the work truck industry.
The specification development process encompasses a systematic and defined set of interactions between various stakeholders, including the vehicle user, fleet team and supply chain (comprised of chassis OEMs, truck dealers, body and truck-mounted equipment companies, vehicle upfitters and fleet management companies). NTEA’s specification development tool is intended to improve this process by applying leading techniques widely recognized by industry professionals. For those with more experience, it can serve as a guide — a checklist approach to confirm established processes are followed.
“For today’s increasingly complex equipment, creating effective commercial vehicle specifications requires a multifaceted approach that involves input and participation from various stakeholders. NTEA’s new Vehicle Specification Process Guide outlines leading techniques that can help the industry navigate these complexities,” said George Survant, NTEA senior director of fleet relations. “This tool is designed to ensure a predictable and well-crafted final product each and every time.”
NTEA’s new specification guide is available to the industry for free.