AED’s membership services and benefits are designed to enhance and develop the profitability and continuity of construction equipment dealers by providing the tools, resources and voice in Washington to help you remain viable, expand profits and plan for the future.
Manage Your Business With These Special Programs and Services
Free legal hotline for AED members providing guidance on commercial, employment and litigation-based legal questions.
Dealer 20 Groups
Noncompetitive dealers are matched by company size and customized to meet the needs of groups to discuss best practices, key financial engineering techniques, banking terms and financing options for the heavy equipment industry.
Human Resources Helpdesk
AED members receive free answers to employment-related issues and discounted HR services customized to meet the dealer’s needs.
Benchmarking Reports and Publications
AED members receive reduced pricing on these exclusive industry benchmarking reports:
Cost of Doing Business
The most up-to-date comparative financial performance information, available exclusively through AED, providing information that enables dealers to evaluate their operating results. Learn More ›
Employee Compensation Opportunities Handbook
The most comprehensive reference tool spanning numerous distribution industries and covering AED dealer positions, providing a benchmark for compensating your employees. Learn More ›
Pre written descriptions of the 19 most common positions at a heavy equipment dealership, providing a benchmark for the work your employees provide. Learn More ›
Product Support Opportunities
The ultimate sales tool for every product support manager. This report is tailored to give distributors an inside understanding of where the business is going and why, while providing a detailed analysis of the customer service skills it will take to bring the lion’s share of product support back where it belongs- the AED factory-authorized dealership. Learn More ›
Sales Compensation Report
Provides updated benchmarking information on compensation for sales, rental and product support representatives as compared to top-performing dealers throughout North America. Learn More ›
State Dealer Protection Laws
AED’s Sate Equipment Distributor Law book is designed to provide a better understanding of a dealer’s basic legal rights and obligations under state statutes. Learn More ›