About SSA

Service Specialists Association (SSA) was founded in 1981 as a trade association serving specialists in the truck repair industry. The original members consisted of spring (suspension) specialists and their small group of suspension suppliers. As the group grew, the members diversified into other aspects of truck service such as brake repair, alignment and frame service and parts distribution. With member diversification came a change in the supplier membership.

The association provides a forum for the exchange of technical and business information in order that our members may understand them better.

SSA holds an annual convention in a different location every year for members; which includes training, business, booth vendor and roundtable discussion sessions. SSA sponsors educational programs at HDAW. SSA is a supporting member of NTEA and an associate member of ACOFAS. The association is a member of the National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors (NAW) with a voice in Washington, D.C.

2015 SSA Convention

October 14-17, 2015
Renaissance Austin Hotel
Austin, Texas

The SSA 2015 Convention will be held October 14-17 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas.

CONVENTION REGISTRATION

Downloadable shop registration form is here.

Downloadable supplier registration form is here.

HOTEL REGISTRATION

You can make your hotel reservation online here

Or by calling the reservation toll free number 1-800-468-3571.
Be sure to tell them you are with the Service Specialists Assn.

The annual SSA Convention provides a great opportunity to meet with key suppliers and fellow service shops - to stay current with the latest trends in the heavy duty service industry, and to share best business practices and recent product and service developments.

We look forward to seeing you in Austin!

More details on the 2015 Convention can be found in the latest issue of The Leaf.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday Oct 14  
10:00 am Golf at River Place Country Club
6:00 pm Poolside Reception
   
Thursday Oct 15  
8:00 am Greeting/introductions
8:30 am Bob Greenwood - Automotive Management Institute
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Bob Greenwood - Automotive Management Institute
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:00 pm Focus Groups 1 & 2 (exhibits open until 3:30 pm)
2:00 pm Focus Groups 3 & 4 (Wabco Toolbox presentation
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Roundtables
4:30 pm Roundtable Reports
6:00 pm Reception
   
Friday Oct 16  
8:00 am Bob Greenwood - Automotive Management Institute
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Bob Greenwood - Automotive Management Institute
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:00 pm Shop Tire Safety (TIA)
2:00 pm Shop Safety & LNG/CNG
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Shop and Supplier Meetings
4:30 pm Reports from Meetings
6:00 pm Reception and Banquet
   
Saturday Oct 17  
10:00 am Inland Truck Parts Shop Tour