Jim Moss Photo courtesy Moss Family

Jim Moss Photo courtesy Moss Family

A scholarship fund has been set up in honor of commercial vehicle aftermarket leader Jim Moss, who passed recently at the age of 82.

The Jim Moss, Aftermarket Legend, Scholarship will be awarded to a college student whose studies focus in the aftermarket or heavy duty industry with preference being given to Northwood University students. The scholarship was created by a group of aftermarket veterans and friends of Moss to honor his legacy in the industry.

Moss was an influential person in the commercial vehicle industry, starting publications like Truck Parts & Service and founding the Council of Fleet Specialists. He was also influential in the development of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

After his passing, other industry people were inquiring about the best way to pay tribute to Moss, leading to the formation of the new scholarship. Moss was known as somebody who had a passion for his work and was willing to share his knowledge with others.

“I can say Jim was a good friend, a tireless advocate of the independent aftermarket, and shared his knowledge and wisdom freely,” said Dave Scheer, Inland Truck Parts. “We regularly discussed the marketplace and the various dynamics that caused it to grow and change.”

Donations of any size may be made payable to University of the Aftermarket Foundation.  UAF is a 501c3; all donations are deductible. 

Donors should indicate on their check “restricted to Jim Moss Scholarships”.

Checks should be mailed to:

Auto Care Association

Attn: Julie Brehm

Suite 1300

7101 Wisconsin Avenue

Bethesda, MD  20814