Did you know?
Small businesses, like many heavy equipment dealers, spend 36% more per employee than larger firms to comply with federal regulations. Over the past six years, employer health care expenditures have risen 40% to an average of $8,000 per employee annually. The landscape of compliance is not getting smoother any time soon. How do you navigate this complicated terrain?
2014 AED Summit & CONDEX
The premier annual convention designed specifically for the equipment distributor with opportunities to see new products, meet with current and prospective business partners, attend educational seminars, and network with dealer peers. At Summit, you take it all in: Meet your industry partners face-to-face in one place. Compare notes and learn the backdoor insights you really want to hear from dealer peers operating throughout North America.
2013 Product Support Opportunities Handbook
The answers to maximizing product support sales are complex – many are the customers, and many are their needs. The AED Product Support Opportunities Handbook is tailored to give distributors an inside understanding of where the business is going and why, as well as a detailed analysis of the customer service skills it will take to bring the lion’s share of product support work back where it belongs – in the AED factory-authorized dealership. This is the ultimate sales tool for every product support manager.
2013 AED State Equipment Distributor Laws Book (PDF version)
AED's 2013 State Equipment Distributor Laws book includes new statutes that have been adopted since the last edition in 2011 and is current as of August 2013. It includes updated legislative history for each law and, where applicable, brief descriptions of court decisions interpreting the various statutes.
Sentry Guides to Reducing Risk
Industrial equipment dealers face unique safety challenges and exposures. Sentry Insurance's "Safety Solutions" can help you develop or enhance your safety program and establish basic safety policies.
Dealer Technical Assessments
AED Foundation Technical Assessments provide AED Dealers with a measurement tool to evaluate technicians' knowledge of diesel/equipment technology. Each test-taker receives an overall score, as well as individual scores in the areas of: Electric/Electronics, Hydraulics/Hydrostatics, A/C and Heating, Diesel Engines, Power Trains, and Safety/Admin. Available in English and Spanish, they can be used as both a pre-hire test, or to help determine additional technical training needed for current employees.
Compilation of 19 Job Descriptions
In the pursuit of job efficiency and effectiveness it is important that each employee and employer have a common understanding of the job at hand and the performance standards against which the employee will be measured. Human nature also leads both the employer and the employee to be hesitant to deal with problems. The job description allows a much more objective discussion to take place relative to job performance.
Free Construction Equipment Industry Newsletter
AEDNews is the weekly electronic newsletter published by Associated Equipment Distributors, providing the construction equipment distribution industry with timely news and information related to the equipment business.
Current digital issue of Construction Equipment Distribution magazine
With CED, content is king. No fluff, no advertorials - CED just gives AED members what they want to read: business information, industry and association news, plus fresh, original and useful feature articles that they share with their management teams. Our subjects range from rental, product support, sales strategy and customer service to technology, construction markets and legislation - and much more.
Legislative Action Center
Grassroots tool for AED members.