The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) recently launched a new and improved Web site. In its ongoing effort to provide commercial truck and transportation equipment professionals with industry news and information, the Association enhanced its Web site with new content areas as well as a fresh look. “In addition to a fresh, easy-to-read layout designed to deliver a more user-friendly experience, the redesign is geared to make information more accessible to industry professionals,” said NTEA Executive Directory Jim Carney. “A wealth of information already available through the NTEA’s library of publications is available online, giving individuals - particularly NTEA members - access to additional tools that may aid in the success in their business.” New content includes:
  • Notes From the Field - highlights challenges and successes achieved by actual NTEA member companies
  • Chassis Corner - features product and corporate news of NTEA chassis member companies
  • Truck Equipment Outlook - provides economic forecasts and analyses of commercial truck and transportation equipment industry from NTEA's market data and research director
  • Capitol Hill - reports on legislative issues impacting the industry, as well as the NTEA's efforts in Washington
  • Channel Insider - delivers news pertaining to the NTEA's ongoing Distributor-Manufacturer Relations initiative
  • PROFIT Report - advises on all things profit - from planning and implementation, and from acquiring to maintaining
  • Quality Elements - details information on the steps necessary to achieve quality, as outlined in the Quality Assurance Kit
    The re-launch was spearheaded by NTEA Information Technology Director David Lee with help from Web Site Manager Jason Macemore and e-Business Manager Michael Kumm. The redesigned site features visitor areas for distributors and manufacturers as well as a fleet management and truck dealer area dedicated to promoting the benefits of partnering with NTEA members. Additional items will be added to the Web site over the next several months to enhance the user experience. For example, NTEA members will soon be able to search for articles and resources by entering a document number. Once this aspect is launched, document ID numbers will be provided with each article printed in the Association’s publications to assist in finding information on Online product purchasing is also on the horizon. Registration for The Work Truck Show® 2005 is now open on The tradeshow runs March 2-4, 2005 in conjunction with the 41st Annual NTEA Convention (March 1-4) at the Indiana Convention Center (Indianapolis, IN). was launched in 1997.