SSA provides a forum for the exchange of technical and business information to all members. At the annual convention, as well as through our website and newsletters we provides training on technical issues dealing with shop operation and safety. Business seminars contain instruction on industry trends as well as operational issues ranging from insurance to marketing.
Our annual convention provides an opportunity to sit in on lectures and seminars as well as associate with other members who are always willing to share their concerns and experience with fellow members.
Members also have the opportunity to associate with Suppliers and Manufacturers who join for the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with their customers.
Membership dues are $750/year for repair shop members. This includes registration for one person at the annual convention.
Membership dues are $1500/year for supplier/manufacturer members. This includes a display booth for your company at the annual convention.
Those who join as repair shop members belong to one of two categories: Suspension repair shops and general repair shops and must meet the qualifications of one of these two categories to join. Membership dues are $750/year for repair shop members.
To qualify as a suspension repair shop, you must regularly engage in maintenance and repair of suspension, brakes, undercarriage and alignment of class 4-8 vehicles. You must have been in business for at least one year with a minimum of two technicians providing drive-in service. Redistribution of parts should be less than 50% of your total sales.
To qualify as a general repair shop, you must regularly engage in the maintenance and repair of commercial vehicles which are neither owned, leased nor sold by your company. You must have been in business for at least one year with a minimum of four technicians and four service bays. You must purchase at least one-third of your parts directly from manufacturers. Redistribution of parts should be less than 50% of your total sales.
Suppliers and Manufacturers may also join SSA for the opportunity to closely associate with their members and help support the organization. Membership dues are $1500/year for supplier/manufacturer members.
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