Heavy Duty Announces New Categories to HD Standards Project
October 11, 2018—Heavy Duty, a community of the Auto Care Association, pushed forward on the development of heavy duty product data standards by announcing the launch of four additional categories to generate product attribute definitions. This brings the project’s total categories completed or in progress to nine of the initial 20.
The new categories that entered the research phase on Oct. 1 are:
- Axels - driven, front steering
- Charging system
- Ignition system
- Exhaust system.
Each manufacturer participating in a product category is asked to submit the attributes of their products they currently provide to the heavy duty supply chain, in order for their parts to be properly matched to a repair and sold. Attributes include details from brand to measurement information, green materials labeling, and other critical details a customer needs to identify the correct replacement part.