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Look back at 100 years of AED!

In 2019, AED is celebrating its 100th anniversary! Take a look back at the last 100 years, how things have changed and where we are now!

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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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AED Alert: HOS Reforms will Provide Much-Needed Flexibility for Equipment Dealers, AED Tells FMCSA

22 October 2019

On October 21, AED submitted comments supporting several modifications to the hours of service (HOS) rules in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). AED believes the HOS regulations shouldn’t apply to equipment service technicians, as driving is ancillary to these individuals’ primary job functions. However, based on member feedback, the association supported the following modifications, most of which were contained in FMCSA’s NPRM that will offer greater flexibility and more »

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AED Alert: IRS Issues Bonus Depreciation Regs, Clarifies Tax Law’s Floor Plan Provision

24 September 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued proposed regulations governing IRC §168(k), which after the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act’s enactment, permits bonus depreciation (100 percent through 2022) on certain equipment purchases. The new proposal gives construction equipment dealers that sell other types of equipment or vehicles (such as trucks and farm equipment) greater flexibility to take advantage of bonus depreciation. AED strongly supports 100 percent bonus depreciation and has a long track-record of advocating for capital investment incentives in more »

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AED Alert: Senate EPW Committee Leaders Unveil Five-Year Highway Bill

29 July 2019

On July 29, the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee’s leadership released a five-year, bipartisan highway reauthorization bill. The America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act authorizes $287 billion over five years, including $259 billion to maintain and repair America’s roads and bridges. The investment levels represent an increase of over 27 percent from the FAST Act, the current highway bill that expires on Sept. 30, 2020. The proposal was introduced by EPW Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and EPW Committee Ranking more »

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