FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
– Due to changes in regulations for vehicle certification and labeling taking effect Sept. 1, 2006, the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) is offering a new Vehicle Certification Label Printing Program. The program uses a Microsoft Excel-based template that prints six different types of vehicle certification labels with a laser printer and standard-size label stock in white. All laser-printed labels print out in black text on a white background.To help a user print the correct label, the NTEA has color-coded each tab in the Excel file and the background of the text input area of the Label Printing Program to match each label. This program replaces the need for preprinted certification labels with the company name imprinted. This change applies to the current Yellow Final-stage, White Final-state, Green Intermediate-stage, Gray Altered, and Blue Trailer Vehicle Certification Labels. Only the vehicle placard will remain the same. The new Yellow Final-stage, White Final-stage, Green Intermediate-stage, and Gray Altered Vehicle Certification Labels are also available in preprinted format.The new certification regulations and labeling requirements apply to companies using incomplete chassis built on or after Sept. 1, 2006, for the vehicles they complete.