How did the recession affect dealers and distributors and their parts departments in particular? What effect did it have on sales? Salaries? Inventory levels? Inventory turns?
The answers to these and other questions will be included in the upcoming Aftermarket Parts and Accessories Issue of Trailer/Body Builders.
We will be gathering that information by surveying industry companies this month and will have the results for you in print next month. Results also will be posted on our website, www.trailer-bodybuilders.com. Our goal is to provide you with up-to-the-minute data compiled specifically for your industry.
Survey questionnaires will be e-mailed to company CEOs and parts department managers this week. If you receive one, please complete it and return it right away. If you are involved in aftermarket parts and did not receive one, please visit www.trailer-bodybuilders.com and click on the survey link. Whether you get there from the e-mail message or our website, you arrive at the same place—a secure website where your data remains confidential. We do not ask for your name or company.
We want to provide you with information that is valuable to you, but we need the cooperation from people like you. Please help us serve you by participating in this informational outreach.