The Truck Frame & Axle Repair Association (TARA) has retained Wade & Partners to manage the association. Wade & Partners’ responsibilities include organizing clinics, technical programs and an annual convention. The firm also will handle membership, online development, the newsletter and trade show participation.
TARA was founded in 1966 as a trade association serving specialists in the truck repair industry. It provides technician continuing-education programs to keep shops up-to-date in diagnosing and repairing frame, front-end, suspension, brake and handling problems. Members of the association consist of service providers specializing in heavy-duty truck, tractor and trailer chassis frame, axles, housings, and wheel, straightening, balancing and alignment service and parts distribution.
Elgin, IL-based Wade & Partners is the association management firm for the Heavy Duty Representatives Association (HDRA) and the Service Specialists Association (SSA). The firm previously managed the Council of Fleet Specialists (now the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network), as well as the Heavy Duty Maintenance Group (HVMG).
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