BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association's heavy-duty "community" is moving to Phase II of its project to develop standardized product data information for Class 4-8 vehicles.
HDDA: Heavy Duty, the ACA entity that focuses on the heavy-duty aftermarket, is proceeding with its efforts to define the attributes for the top 20 categories of heavy-duty parts, the ACA said.
The first five categories to be defined are brakes, steer-axle wheel-end components, steering axles, non-driven rear axles and driven rear axles, the association said.
Subject matter experts from the manufacturer, distribution and data service sectors of the heavy-duty equipment market will help define the attributes for all 20 categories, the ACA said. Manufacturing experts will provide product attribute definitions, which will be combined into a working document by contractor Pricedex Software Inc.
In the final stage for each category, distributors and data providers will review the findings to confirm best practices for defining and describing each part, the ACA said.
The heavy-duty best practices ultimately will form the expansion of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles for the existing Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES), the association said.
For more information, contact Sheila Andrews at [email protected].