CVSN/AAIA to sponsor heavy-duty webcast for distributors

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Updated Apr 4, 2012

Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and the Heavy Duty Distribution Association segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association will jointly sponsor an educational webcast for independent parts distributors and their customers. The invitation-only one-hour webcast on Tuesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. ET will feature a presentation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on its Compliance, Safety, Accountability initiative.

“Fleets and owner-operators have long looked to their local independent parts distributor for advice and sourcing for parts and services which improve safety, uptime and compliance,” says Marc Karon, CVSN president and Total Truck Parts president. “Continuing this tradition of service, CVSN invited FMCSA to participate in its 2011 Summit held in Washington D.C. to empower its members with fundamental, essential knowledge of CSA. This interaction proved so powerful and popular that CVSN and FMCSA are now using the best available technology to expand the reach of the critically important message of CSA initiative to all independent distributors and their customers.”

Independent distributors, fleets and owner-operators wishing to register for the April 17 CSA webinar may do so by providing their e-mail addresses to avolpe@cvsn.org or susan.Kalish@aftermarket.org in order to receive an invitation.

“FMCSA has been impressed by the commitment of CVSN’s independent distributors to awareness, education and supply chain fulfillment of the parts and services necessary to achieve the goals of CSA,” says Deborah Freund, FMCSA’s senior transportation specialist. “We felt our participation in the CVSN 2011 Summit was very beneficial and appreciate CVSN’s passion for safety.”