BETHESDA, Md.—The heavy-duty vehicle parts industry has an opportunity to create a “superset” of data that will streamline product information communication for the industry, according to a new study commissioned by HDDA: Heavy Duty, the heavy-duty aftermarket community of the Auto Care Association.
HDDA commissioned the study from Pricedex Software on the feasibility of developing product information for heavy-duty vehicles, according to an ACA news release. Heavy-duty experts from all facets of the industry participated in the study, the association said.
The study details key findings in how the heavy-duty industry already manages data, and it concludes that a data standard is possible through leveraging those methods that currently exist and incorporating other data standards best practices, the ACA said.
“This is a critical step forward for the heavy-duty industry,” said ACA President and CEO Bill Hanvey. “The study shows there is a great opportunity to provide a parts data standard for heavy-duty products that will result in making the industry more efficient.”
The study's findings can be found here.