The CVSN board of directors and President Sean Ryan recently announced an agreement with HDA Truck Pride and the VIPAR Heavy Duty Family of Companies. The agreement allows the members of HDA Truck Pride, VIPAR Heavy Duty and Power Heavy Duty to become associate members of CVSN. The three groups represent more than 400 member companies, more than 1,700 parts and service locations and close to four billion dollars in parts and service at the final point of sale.
This is a critical step to support the independent aftermarket, strengthen training and recruitment initiatives, and build critical mass to continue the fight in Washington, DC for legislation that benefits the independent aftermarket on technology (Data Standards, EDI) and heavy duty Right to Repair issues like Magnusson Moss and Telematics. As CVSN works to become the industry voice, the independent aftermarket community will become stronger than ever.
The membership strategy allows both Tina Hubbard, president and CEO of HDA Truck Pride, and Chris Baer, president and CEO of the VIPAR Heavy Duty Family of Companies a seat on the CVSN board of directors.
“By partnering with CVSN on this membership initiative, we’re reinforcing the advocacy for the independent aftermarket,” said Hubbard. “Our members have much to gain from each other, and other CVSN members. CVSN’s focus on training, recruitment and legislation aligns with HDA Truck Pride’s strategic plan and long-term goals. It’s a critical step as we work together as one commercial vehicle industry.”
“The VIPAR Heavy Duty Family of Companies and our distributors within their local markets are leaders in our industry, and we need to continually step forward to serve and ensure progressive change,” noted Baer. “This partnership demonstrates our commitment to that belief in support of a strong independent aftermarket which is essential to the success of all stakeholders.”
Ryan, president of CVSN and Point Spring and Driveshaft said, “I am beyond excited about this expanded partnership between our three organizations. The increased membership base gives CVSN the ability to continue to advocate fiercely on behalf of the commercial vehicle aftermarket distribution network in North America. With Tina and Chris joining our board, they will have direct access into shaping the future of our organization and can provide us tremendous insight and experience. I am humbled and honored to have been able to help play a small part in this.”