HDDA: Heavy Duty

HDDA: Heavy Duty

Who We Are
HDDA: Heavy Duty is the only trusted representative of the organizations that make-up the full supply chain of the independent heavy vehicle aftermarket. HDDA speaks as one voice on behalf of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, professional service providers, and business service companies.

What We Do
HDDA: Heavy Duty is an industry-driven community that enables members to make better business decisions through market intelligence, product data standards, industry events, government affairs, and more.

HDDA’s proven programs and services are geared toward helping its members pave the way to greater profits. Resources available to members include:

  • Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, HDDA provides its members in one place and one week, a unique conference featuring educational and networking opportunities, one-on-one business meetings and a world-class aftermarket products expo focused on the distributor.
  • The use of the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) to lower supply chain cost, increase efficiency, and increase profits.
  • Access to member-only market intelligence to drive informed and agile business decisions.
  • Workforce development reference materials to address the needs of your business in recruiting and retaining talent in a strained employment market.
  • The industry-leading presence in Washington, D.C. and the state capitals to support and defend the heavy duty aftermarket’s legislative and regulatory interests.

  • Community Liaison

    Larry Northup, AAP
    AWDA Executive Director
    Senior Director, Community Engagement

    HDDA Advisory Committee

    • Steve Bair, Florida Tire Supply Company, Auburndale, FL
    • Corneliu Bogdan, Eaton Corp., Galesburg, MI
    • James Eaton, Bendix, Cleveland, OH
    • Michael Farrell, NA Williams Company, Atlanta, GA
    • John Grote, Grote Industries, Madison, IN
    • Mike Harris, FleetPride, Irving, TX
    • Julian Hart, Driven Brands, Benicia, CA
    • Cliff Hovis, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Mercer, PA
    • Tina Hubbard, HDA Truck Pride, Brighton, MI
    • Don McEntee, Opticat, South Jordan, UT
    • Edward Neely, Truck Supply Company of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    • Dan Rader, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, San Antonio, TX
    • Jeff Paul, VIPAR, Crystal Lake, IL
  • Upcoming Events

    2021 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW)
    January 25-28, 2021 | The Gaylord Texan Resort | Dallas, TX

    Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty industry. This four-day, multifaceted executive business conference is specifically tailored for independent HD distributors and their suppliers with more than 2,300 executives and managers from the U.S., Canada and six other countries including distributors, suppliers, service providers, educators and industry media attend the conference.

    Go to HDAW site

  • Data Standards

    Simplify the way you communicate and exchange product information between you and your trading partners by utilizing the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES)! By using the PIES standard, it:

    • Removes duplicated communication and distribution efforts
    • Saves time and money
    • Lowers supply chain costs
    • Increases speed to market
    • Contributes to increased sales, operational efficiencies, and reduced returns
  • The Auto Care Association HDDA Community offers a series of webinars to ensure ongoing education is provided for the long-term growth and viability of the industry. Upcoming webinars will be posted here and shared with members via e-alerts as soon as they are announced.

    Here is a list of HDDA webinars for members-only available through the Auto Care Digital Hub:

    Employee Retention for Small Business: 4 Ways to "Be" Successful

    Reduce Costly Employee Turnover with Little Effort

  • With your membership, you have access to a variety of benefits to help you and your business thrive. Members are also eligible for discounts on a number of products and programs through the Association. Here are some popular suggestions for you:

    Members-only Resources

    Channel Insights Factbook

    Stay up-to-date with the latest market research and view our upcoming events.

    Discounted Publications and Events

    Go to publications library View upcoming events

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