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AED is a distributor-based trade association representing companies that sell, rent and service equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation and industrial applications in North America and internationally.

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Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is an international trade association representing companies involved in the distribution, rental and support of equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation, agriculture and industrial applications.

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Established in 1991 and directed by AED members, The AED Foundation addresses professional education and workforce development in the industry. This includes AED Accreditation of diesel-equipment technology college programs.

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Impact Public Affairs Retained to Represent AED in Ottawa

17 September 2018

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) this week announced they have retained lobbying and public affairs firm, Impact Public Affairs, to represent the Association in Ottawa and throughout Canada. “I am extremely pleased to welcome Impact to the AED team,” stated Brian P. McGuire, AED’s president and CEO. “Impact has an outstanding reputation as one of Canada’s premier public affairs firms. Their seasoned political consultants understand government and have their fingers on the pulse concerning the current administration’s motivations and constraints. I expect more »

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AED Alert: FMCSA Looks to Revise Hours-of-Service Rules, Equipment Dealer Input Needed

4 September 2018

AED has been actively working with Congress, the administration and other industry organizations to provide relief for construction equipment dealers from the federal hours-of-service (HOS) rules, particularly the challenges faced by your service technicians. The association is pleased to announce that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking industry input about possible reforms to the HOS regulations, including: Expanding the current 100 air-mile “short-haul” exemption from 12 hours on-duty to more »

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AED Alert: IRS Issues Key Proposals Pertaining to Tax Law’s Pass-Through Deduction, 100 Percent Bonus Provisions

12 August 2018

The U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued proposed regulations regarding two key provisions from the new tax law, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. One proposed rule pertains to Section 199A of the statute (“Qualified Business Income Deduction”), which includes the 20 percent deduction for pass-through businesses. The other deals with the law’s 100 percent bonus depreciation provision. Both are key parts of the new law for equipment dealers. It’s imperative that equipment dealers consult more »

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