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News   March 4, 2015   by Auto Service World

Revised Mercedes TRP Revealed At NASTF@NORTHEAST2015

#aftermarket – The Theft-Relevant Parts (TRP) program introduced originally in 2008 by Mercedes Benz USA (MBUSA) was a unique innovation to give independent technicians access to several of the MBUSA parts deemed critical to vehicle security. In part to improve consistency with process-implementation through the MB dealer network and to increase aftermarket access to additional TRP items, MBUSA published a major revision to their TRP Policy, January 30, 2015.

Mercedes TRP 2015: Expanded & Simplified Access to MBUSA Security Parts for Independent Techs,

This will be an informational session by Dan Selke, Safety Supervisor at Mercedes Benz USA, in the NASTF Spring 2015 General Meeting, 1-4:30pm, Thursday March 19, 2015 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, NJ. Selke’s presentation will include important instructions for technicians who wish to participate in the MBUSA TRP program.

A key requirement for MBUSA TRP program participation continues to be a valid subscription in the NASTF Vehicle Security Professional (VSP) Registry, which connects locksmiths and technicians to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) security products using the OEM-NASTF-National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Secure Data Release Model (SDRM) software.

“NASTF is honoured that MBUSA continues to entrust their TRP program to the NASTF VSP Registry,” said Claude Hensley, owner of Lockman Locksmith of Florida, Director on the NASTF Board and Independent Co-chair of the NASTF Vehicle Security Committee. “I commend Dan Selke of MBUSA for his tireless effort that resulted in significant improvements to their TRP program. His presentation in the NASTF 2015 Spring General Meeting is both important and timely.”

Pre-registration for the NORTHEAST 2015 Show can be found at While pre-registration is not required to attend the NASTF General Meeting, it is appreciated and will serve to assist in planning. Register at The full agenda and information about the NASTF Spring 2015 General Meeting is available at

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