press releases

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Forces Unite to Support Product Data Standards

Posted by Auto Care News on July 29, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – July 29, 2020 – The independent heavy duty aftermarket has united to support the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) for product data and urges all suppliers to embrace these standards. PIES is an industry standard format for the communication of product data. As the automotive industry has seen, the use of a uniform standard simplifies and enhances communication throughout the entire supply chain. FleetPride, HDA Truck Pride and VIPAR Heavy Duty have united in this cause and are calling for all suppliers servicing the heavy duty industry to adopt the PIES standard due to its critical importance to the industry.

Auto Care Association TrendLens™ Offers Industry Clarity and Interactive Insights

Posted by Auto Care News on April 06, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – April 6, 2020 – In a time where uncertainty and volatility appear to be the new norms for the global economy, TrendLens™, the Auto Care Association’s online industry research platform, can help with industry clarity by providing up-to-date, interactive data and insights. TrendLens™ offers a data-based perspective into which market-influencing factors are affecting the industry, so you can make effective, well-informed decisions for your business when it counts.
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Global Vehicle Identification Solution Now Available to Connect Parts Data for Nearly 1.4 Billion Vehicles

Posted by Auto Care News on May 01, 2019

Auto Care Association announces UniLink™ to enable the automotive aftermarket to sell more parts in more markets. 

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Auto Care Association Announces Jim Smith as Senior Director, Technology Standards and Solutions

Posted by Auto Care News on April 19, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – April 19, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced Jim Smith as the senior director of technology standards and solutions and the new liaison to the association’s Technology Standards committee. The Auto Care Technology Standards Committee develops industry-specific standards and best business practices in the area of electronic commerce and data exchange.
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Auto Care Association Promotes Taylor Mitchell to Senior Vice President, Technology and Standards

Posted by Auto Care News on August 03, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – August 3, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the promotion of Taylor Mitchell to Senior Vice President, Technology and Standards, where she will be instrumental in managing the technology department’s projects and industry initiatives, including the continued expansion of the Vehicle Information Portal (VIP) which allows the association to aggregate and disseminate data to improve their businesses.