NTEA recently released the results of its 2001 Shop Installation Survey Results Report, which can be used to compare installation times and shop productivity. It can also serve as a benchmark when setting up flat-rate compensation or bonus systems. Included in the report is data on personnel, employee compensation, shop profits and material-handling equipment, and installation times for 23 types of commercial truck bodies and equipment.
To order a copy of the report, download an order form from www.ntea.com (click on “Products & Services”), or call 1-800-441-NTEA. The cost is $100 for NTEA members and $200 for non-members.