Summit Renews NTEA’s MVP Status

Summit Truck Bodies Renews NTEA's MVP Status

Wathena, KS (April 2, 2021) – Summit Truck Bodies has successfully renewed its MVP status with the National Association for the Work Truck Industry (NTEA). Having held MVP status since 2017, the ongoing status and recognition as being a leader in industry excellence reflects our commitment to quality and maintains the credibility we’ve established with service fleet managers in the marketplace. 

To achieve MVP status, we go through a rigorous qualification process, demonstrating successful implementation of defined business standards and conformity to applicable government regulations. Lou Dreon, our Policy and Procedures Supervisor, took the lead in completing the application process to renew our status. He said the process involved meeting eight criteria and supplying supportive documents. Documentations required included NHTSA registration, vehicle certification, insurance requirement, certified employees, safety program, quality assurance program, education, and a post-sale customer follow-up process. Dreon added that we did not have any problems meeting the requirements because Summit continuously updates and improves our programs, documentation, and certifications. As the policy and procedures supervisor for Summit, he is also working towards Summit Truck Bodies ISO 9001 certification. Many of the specific quality management requirements for that certification are the same as the NTEA MVP status. 

Summit Truck Bodies is part of Transwest Inc, a family-owned company headquartered in Brighton, Colorado. Summit specializes in providing custom service and lube trucks to meet the field service needs of heavy equipment dealers and companies in the construction, mining, oil & gas, and forestry industries. Their high-quality truck bodies are designed and engineered for strength and durability, earning them a reputation for delivering premium products. In addition, the innovative Advanced Safety Electronics control system has positioned Summit as an industry leader in crane safety technology. Read more about Summit Truck Bodies…

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