The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN), an association of independent aftermarket truck parts and service providers, has agreed to have the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Assn. (AAIA) provide it with management and governmental lobbying service.
The move unifies the independent distributors with AAIA’s Heavy Duty Distribution Assn. (HDDA), which represents aftermarket manufacturers and affiliated distributors of parts and services for heavy-duty and commercial vehicles in North America.
“By uniting CVSN and HDDA under the AAIA government affairs umbrella, commercial vehicle aftermarket distributors will have a single and more powerful voice in the legislative and regulatory arena, both at the state and national levels,” said David Scheer, HDDA chair and president of Inland Truck Parts Co.
CVSN was created in 2006 through a merger of the Council of Fleet Specialists (CFS) and the National Wheel and Rim Association (NWRA). Its members include nearly 80 independent aftermarket distributors operating more than 500 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
HDDA’s parent AAIA is a Bethesda, MD-based association with approximately 23,000 member and affiliates that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, service, tool, equipment, materials and supplies.