The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), the National Truck and Equipment Association and the Motorcycle Industry Council are, collectively, offering their members a seminar on the new Early Warnings Reporting Criteria mandated by the Transportation Recall Enhancement Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act.
The seminar is scheduled for Nov. 14 at the law offices of Mayer, Brown and Platt in Washington, D.C., at 1909 K Street N.W.
Erika Jones, a Mayer, Brown, Platt partner, will be the featured speaker. The seminar will take place on the eighth floor of the law firm’s building.
The new TREAD Act regulations require that all manufacturers of motor vehicles, including trailer manufacturers, report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) every quarter certain information regarding problems associated with an extensive list of vehicle components.
The reporting requirement will begin during the second quarter of next year.
Reports will be required for every model of vehicle manufacturerd and will include, but will not be limited to, the number of warranty claims, property damage claims, consumer complaints, certain legal proceedings, fires, deaths and injuries. The TREAD Act also requires that an initial historical report, including several years of such information, be submitted by manufacturers to NHTSA by Sept. 30, 2003.
The seminar costs $225 per person and, because space is limited, registration is required prior to Nov. 7. Check-in service and coffee will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, and the seminar will be in session from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day. Lunch will be each attendee’s responsibility.
Lodging is available at the Marriott Hotel at 1221 22nd St. N.W. The hotel’s phone number is (202) 872-1500 and callers should ask for the “continuing education seminar” rate of $150 per night, plus tax. Reservations must be made by Oct. 23 to get the discounted rate.
For more information or to register, contact RVIA’s Standards and Education Department at (800) 336-0154, ext. 348.