In order to achieve MVP recognition, truck equipment upfitters (distributors) must document that they meet the following required criteria*:
- Register with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as a vehicle final manufacturer and modifier
- Abide by all required vehicle certification procedures
- Maintain product liability insurance ($1,000,000) or other financial responsibility for potential liabilities
- Employ at least one technician or mechanic who is certified by a recognized certification program
- In addition, one of the following two criteria must be met:
- Maintain a written safety program
- Uphold a minimum of four specified quality assurance processes or registered with a recognized quality system such as ISO 9000 or a Chassis Manufacture program.
* These requirements are effective as of July 1, 2008 for all new MVP applications and renewals.
MVP criteria are reviewed, scrutinized and strengthened on a regular basis. Every MVP member must document compliance with these upgraded criteria as their status comes up for renewal (every three years). This ensures MVP businesses continuously strive to maintain a commitment to professionalism, industry knowledge, and high performance standards.
In the work truck industry, MVP stands for excellence.
Read more about the NTEA and the MVP program.