HDT Truck Pride is working on the second phase of its EDI solutions program, focusing on vendor partners.

Last October, HDA Truck Pride announced a multi-year joint agreement with HDX Services and GCommerce. The initial roll-out to the membership was launched in January and immediately embraced by over 30% of the organization. The membership integration will continue throughout 2013.

The second phase of the integration focuses on vendors. Two key vendor partners, Timken and Grote, immediately recognized the importance and innovation of this program.

“HDA Truck Pride’s EDI Solutions is a key for all of us to gain operational efficiencies and business intelligence. This EDI Solutions project puts HDA Truck Pride ahead of the curve,” says Tom Tecklenburg, director of Commercial Vehicle and Automotive Aftermarket for Timken.

"We’ve begun our vendor integration with these two key manufacturers and will progress throughout 2013 and 2014 as our vendor partners realize the value of this EDI strategy," explains  Bill Burns, COO of HDA Truck Pride. "These things don’t just happen overnight, it will be a two year process, but we are very pleased with our membership commitment and the positive response we have received from the vendor community. Our EDI Solution to automate the distribution chain from vendor to member to end user will provide savings in efficiency, accuracy and timeliness for all parties."

HDA Truck Pride features more thanr 700 distribution locations and over 400 service facilities  offering parts and services to the commercial vehicle aftermarket.