The National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) is a national testing program hosted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
This voluntary program was established to minimize the duplication of efforts among AASHTO member states by providing a process where manufacturers and suppliers submit products for independent testing. The results are then shared with AASHTO member states for their own use in product approval
or product quality verification.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. Specifically, they have created the AASHTO Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH).
This manual presents uniform guidelines for crash testing permanent and temporary highway safety features and recommends evaluation criteria to assess test results.
ISO 9001 certification is a globally recognized system for quality management standards. It's the most applied quality management standard used across the globe.
To consistently satisfy stakeholders and customers, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) provides a common approach to an organization's management.
At Impact Recovery,SM we partner with Smithers, www.smithers.com, an accredited quality and environmental management systems certification body,
to achieve our certification.
TÜV Rheinland stands for safety and quality in virtually all areas of business and life. TÜV Rheinland's highly qualified experts test technical systems and products around the world according to international standards.
In doing so, the independent experts generate trust in products as well as processes across global value-adding chains and the flow of commodities. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.
Traffic Control Devices (TCDs) are critical for the safe and efficient transportation of people and goods.
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), by setting minimum standards and providing guidance, ensures uniformity of traffic control devices across the nation.
The use of uniform TCDs helps reduce crashes and congestion and improves the efficiency of the surface transportation system.
The National Cooperative Highway Research Program 350 (NCHRP 350) was published in 1993 by the Transportation Research Board.
NCHRP 350 represents a comprehensive update of the procedures for crash testing of both permanent and temporary highway safety features and the evaluation criteria used to assess the test results.
These guidelines reflect an evolution of knowledge in this area over the last 30 years and incorporate current technology and the collective judgment and expertise of roadside safety professionals.
When a product traded on the extended Single Market in the European Economic Area (EEA) has the CE mark, it signifies that the product sold in the EEA has been assessed to meet high safety, health, and environmental protection requirements.