Critical Links for CVSN Members
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HDeXchange, Inc. – HDeXchange, Inc. (HDX) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the efficiency of the heavy truck parts industry through electronic commerce solutions. Through unprecedented industry cooperation, HDX offers leadership in standard guideline development and education.
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) – Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty aftermarket industry. More than 2,000 owners, executives and managers from the US, Canada and other countries, including distributors, exhibiting suppliers and service providers attend this event every year.
NASTF – The National Automotive Service Task Force provides convenient website services to facilitate access by independent technicians with OEM service information resources.
Aftermarket Industry Associations
ACOFAS – American Council of Frame & Alignment Specialists
ATA – American Trucking Associations
Auto Care Association – The Auto Care Association is the voice for the auto care industry—a coast-to-coast network of 500,000 independent manufacturers, distributors, parts stores and repair shops offering quality, choice and innovation for drivers. www.autocare.org
APRA – Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association is a non-profit trade association whose members rebuild/remanufacture automotive and truck related “hard” parts for passenger cars, trucks, off-road, marine, equipment and industrial uses.
HDMA – (Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association) the only organization in the heavy duty sector today dedicated exclusively to heavy duty manufacturers.
ITPA – The International Truck Parts Association, through networking opportunities, exists to exchange information and to improve and advance the heavy duty truck parts aftermarket.
MEMA – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association exclusively represents and serves manufacturers of motor vehicle components, tools and equipment, automotive chemicals and related products used in the production, repair, and maintenance of all classes of motor vehicles.
NAW – The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) is the Washington, DC-based trade association that represents the wholesale distribution industry.
SSA – Service Specialists Association’s purpose is to share industry knowledge and increase networking opportunities among independent truck repair/distributor members and manufacturers.
Aftermarket Marketing Groups
HDA Truck Pride – America’s largest independent provider of parts and service to the commercial vehicle aftermarket.
VIPAR – VIPAR Heavy Duty, “North America’s Leading Truck Parts Network.”
Aftermarket Trade Shows
American Aftermarket Industry Association Show – Industry Week
SEMA Show – the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from over 100 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, marine and RV markets.
The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) – represents the do-it-yourself retail aftermarket and the “professionally installed” aftermarket. More than one million square feet of space makes AAPEX your global source for parts, accessories and service equipment.
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) – Supplier tradeshow and educational seminars.
Mid-America Truck Show – showcases the latest and greatest the trucking industry has to offer
TruckShow.com – Shows produced by Independent Trade Show Management, including Fiesta de Camioneros, Construction Truck & Equipment, and The Truck Show Las Vegas.
Aftermarket Industry News Sources
aftermarketNews – A comprehensive, up-to-the-minute news and information source for today’s automotive aftermarket executive, aftermarketNews brings you closer to the aftermarket than any other resource can.
Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) – provides complete business solutions for professionals responsible for running trucking companies and maintaining equipment.