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Industry Partners, Associations & their Acronyms

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Government Acronyms & Associations:
  1. DOT- Department of Transportation ( https://www.transportation.gov )
  2. FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ( https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov )
  3. TC - Transport Canada Test Method 905 ( https://www.tc.gc.ca/ )
  4. CSA - Compliance, Safety, Accountability ( https://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov ) ( Vehicle BASIC )
  5. MOT - Ministry of Transportation ( please visit the required Provincial Authority )
  6. CCMTA - Canadian Council of Motor Transit Authority ( http://ccmta.ca/en/ )
  7. NSC - National Safety Code Standard 10 ( http://ccmta.ca )
  8. NCTR - National Center for Transit Research - University of South Florida ( NCTR
  9. CVSA - Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance ( http://www.cvsa.org/home.php )
  10. CAGE - The Commercial and Government Entity Code - [a unique identifier assigned to suppliers to various government or defense agencies] RatchetStrap.com's Cage Code is 7JB10
  11. TEA - Transportation Engineering Agency                                                               ( https://www.sddc.army.mil/sites/TEA/AboutUs/Pages/default.aspx )
Industry Acronyms & Associations:
  1. WSTDA - Web Sling & Tie Down Association ( www.wstda.com )
  2. AWRF - Associated Wire Rope Fabricators ( www.awrf.org )
  3. ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials. The organization develops over 12,500 voluntary consensus standards. ( http://www.astm.org )  ASTM B 117  
  4. ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers ( https://www.asme.org//slings ) 
  5. SC&RA - Specialized Carrier & Rigging Association ( http://www.scranet.org
  6. AMSA - American Moving & Storage Association ( http://www.moving.org )
  7. ATA - American Trucking Associations ( http://www.trucking.org )
  8. SWTO - Southwest Tow Operators ( http://swtowop.org
  9. TTSA - Texas Towing & Storage Association ( http://www.ttsa.org )
  10. TXTA - Texas Trucking Association ( http://www.texastrucking.com )
  11. ANSI - American National Standards Institute ( http://www.ansi.org )
  12. PESA - Petroleum Equipment & Services Association ( www.pesa.org )
  13. RESNA - Rehabilitative Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America ( http://www.resna.org ) ANSI/RESNA WC-4 Section 18: Wheelchair tiedown and occupant restraint systems for use in motor vehicles
  14. IFAI - Industrial Fabric Association International ( http://www.ifai.com ) | for Tent Erection ( http://armbrustertentmaker.com/downloads/ifai_handbook.pdf )
  15. TTMA - Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association ( http://www.ttmanet.org
  16. NTDA - National Trailer Dealers Association ( http://www.ntda.org )
  17. NATM - National Association of Trailer Manufacturers ( http://www.natm.com
  18. NATDA - North American Trailer Dealers Association ( http://www.natda.org
  19. NACM - National Association of Chain Manufacturers ( http://www.nacm.info )
  20. CI - The Cordage Institute ( http://www.ropecord.com/new/index.php )
  21. EC - EN 12195-1:2010/C2:2014 ( http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety )
  22. Lloyds British ( http://www.lloydsbritish.com )
  23. Lloyd's ( https://www.lloyds.com
  24. NARSA - North American Railshippers Association ( https://www.railshippers.com )
  25. WSC - World Shipping Council ( http://www.worldshipping.org/about-the-council )
  26. AAR - Association of American Railroads ( https://www.aar.org )
  27. TTCI - Transportation Technology Center Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of the AAR ( http://www.aar.com )
  28. AGA - American Galvanizers Association ( www.galvanizeit.org
  29. AHA - Auto Haulers Association of America ( http://autohaulersamerica.com )
  30. RVIA - Receational Vehicle Industry Association ( www.rvia.org
  31. ACRP - Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals ( http://acrp.net
  32. NCCOO - National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators ( www.nccoo.org )
  33. AWEA - American Wind Energy Association ( www.awe.org
  34. SARS - Southwest Association of Rail Shippers ( http://www.swrailshippers.com )
  35. FEMA - Farm Equipment Manufacturers Associations ( http://www.farmequip.org )
  36. ADED - The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists ( http://www.aded.net )
  37. AMECA - Automotive Manufacturers Equipment Compliance Agency ( http://www.ameca.org )
  38. HAI - Helicopter Association International ( http://www.rotor.com )
  39. IANA - Intermodal Association of North America ( http://www.intermodal.org )
  40. NMEDA - National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association ( http://www.nmeda.com )
  41. NMEDA Mobility Links ( http://www.nmeda.com/about-us/mobility-industry-resources/ )
  42. UMTRI - University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute( http://wheelchair-and-tiedownrestraint-testing )
  43. Wheelchair Travel Blog - Where, How & When  (https://wheelchairtravel.org/ )

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