The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) and the Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA) announced in late January a collaborative agreement designed to strengthen the independent heavy-duty distributor aftermarket, Trucker News Services reported. The announcement was made at a press conference at the opening of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
Organization leaders explained that while both groups will remain separate and distinct entities, they will share a number of benefits and programs by virtue of HDDA’s segment affiliation with the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). These include market research, public relations, communications, education, governance, publications, and legislative and regulatory affairs.
The joint venture will expand AAIA’s involvement in the commercial vehicle aftermarket through a closer and stronger partnership with CVSN and its programs and initiatives, according to AAIA.