Lessons From A Woodsman

Keep everything prepared for the toughest 'logs'


Several opportunities to sharpen your and your people's "axes" are taking place this January 18 to 21 at The Mirage in Las Vegas at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '10. These three days are devoted to skill and information knowledge sharpening - whether you are a service shop, parts distributor, fleet specialist, supplier or otherwise.

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy duty industry. It is presented by a joint operating committee composed of industry leaders from the American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS), Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN), Heavy Duty America (HDA), Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), APRA's Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG), International Truck Parts Association (ITPA), Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), Power Heavy Duty, Service Specialists Association (SSA), Truck Pride, Truck frame & Axle Repair Association (TARA) and VIPAR Heavy Duty.

A large group of leaders from the industry have been working for several months developing an education and information program for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '10. It will be rich with new ideas, developments and tools to help all of our industry "woodsmen and woodswomen" with "Achieving Success in a Changing Environment" - the theme for this year's event. Visit www.hdaw.org for full details.

See you in Vegas. It will be well worth the trip.

Tim Kraus is Executive Director of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association. Prior to joining HDMA, he served as director of sales and marketing at Triseal Corp. The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) is the heavy duty market segment association of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Associations (MEMA). HDMA exclusively represents the interests and serves heavy duty product manufacturers.

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