TARA, the Truck Frame and Axel Repair Association, has joined Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09 as a sponsor, bringing the total number of organizations involved to 13.

HDAW '09 will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel and the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Feb. 16 through Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009.

"TARA is pleased to be involved with HDAW and is excited at the opportunity to work along with other organizations to present a fantastic program," said Bob Razenberg, TARA president. "TARA members feel HDAW is the place to be to gain the awareness, knowledge, skills and networking opportunities to lead our businesses in the future."

HDAW is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy duty industry. More than 1,800 managers and executives from 17 countries including distributors, manufacturers, service providers, educators and media attended the 2008 conference.

HDAW is presented by a joint operating committee comprised of industry leaders from American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS), Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN), Heavy Duty America (HDA), Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG), International Truck Parts Association (ITPA), Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), Power Heavy Duty, Service Specialists Association (SSA), Truck Pride, Truck Frame and Axel Repair Association (TARA) and VIPAR HD Parts.

For more information visit www.hdaw.org or contact W.T. Glasgow, conference management, at 708.226.1300.