The AED Foundation Financial Symposium
The AED Foundation Financial Symposium will help distributor executives and other industry stakeholders with dealer-specific solutions addressing the latest "burning" issues.
2013 Cost of Doing Business (CODB) Survey
AED Dealer Members - the CODB Survey download
is now available! The CODB Report has the answers to help you understand your financial performance and financial strength, providing input to deal with what the economy is throwing at you. In addition, the CODB points out what is important to you and how to compare your operation and balance sheet against your peers. If ever there ever was a year to participate in this survey report, this is the year!
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.