December 2021 Bulletin

08 December 2021

The ITPA Bulletin is to update members on
association and industry news.
The December Board Report
Here is an update on what the board is doing for the association. Thank you to our board and committees for volunteering their time.

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Adelman's Truck Parts Celebrates 100 Years!

Adelman's Truck Parts and Sales Corporation was founded in 1921 by Henry Adelman to sell used truck parts. Five years later, he purchased the property of our present location, a sign of countless expansions to come.

Now in its fourth generation of being a family-run business, Adelman's serves the trucking industry with quality medium and heavy-duty trucks, equipment and related parts. They are a worldwide, multi-faceted business serving customers on all seven continents.

Adelman’s is now one of the largest privately-owned truck salvage companies in the United States. It's family-owned and operated with the third and fourth Adelman generations now leading the way. They've entered new markets, including transmissions and differentials, new engine and truck sales, export, and industrial equipment and components. They have also expanded their footprint (in operating space and global service), all while adhering to their goals of unmatched quality and price, efficient service, deep industry knowledge, and genuine care for customers.

The Adelman’s family is excited to see where the next 100 years wil take them!
Bob Carren Obituary

Robert (Bob) Taylor Carren
Naples - Robert (Bob) Taylor Carren, 82, a resident of Naples, Florida, passed away on 10/14/21. Born to Esther (Taylor) Carren and Saul Carren (both deceased) in Chicago, Illinois.
Bob attended Coonley Grammer School, Lane Tech High School, the University of Illinois and then on to become a veteran of the US Army. His career began in sales and manufacturing of auto and truck parts for Perfection Gear in Darlington, SC, then on to Perfection Parts Whse in Buffalo, NY. Bob eventually went on to start his own companies, Diverco Inc. in Harvey, IL. and Gear Wizzard Inc. in Mokena, IL, in his career, he also served on boards for Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Assoc., International Truck Parts Assoc. and Camerota Truck Parts in CT.
Bob volunteered endlessly of his time to family, friends, and business associates. He served on the Dunewood Homeowners Assoc. in Bridgman, MI and also on the St. Raphael Homeowners Assoc. in Naples, FL, where he started a weekly men's discussion group. He enjoyed being a member at Imperial Golf Club, the Pelican Bay men's weekly coffee and attended many social gatherings.
Preceded in death by his sister Eileen and leaves behind his wife, Joy (Paddersen) Carren of 49 years, son Patrick and his wife Melissa and son Michael.
Over the years, Bob and Joy traveled for business and pleasure throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, South America and took numerous cruises.
Bob was a very kind and generous person, who was well respected, loved and will be greatly missed by many.
HDAW 2022

HDAW ’22 will host heavy-duty aftermarket professionals for four days of education, workshops, one-on-one business meetings, a Service Opportunities Learning Day, one-on-one business meetings, product training, valuable networking opportunities with top industry executives of all major heavy-duty suppliers, and a product expo that offers an exclusive view of the latest products in the heavy-duty aftermarket. The theme for HDAW ’22 is “Strong Like You,” which signifies the industry’s resilience throughout the pandemic. 

HDAW ’22 will take place in-person January 24-27 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas.

Onsite Covid Protocols
To ensure as safe and productive an event as possible, HDAW Conference Management and Organizers (CVSN, HDDA and HDMA) have established the following COVID-19 protocols and decision making timeline.
The COVID-19 protocol will be confirmed two (2) weeks prior to the start of HDAW on Monday, January 10, 2022, and will be based on the national COVID-19 average as determined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site (
The transmission levels and protocols are as follows; as of today, current transmission level is High.
High                       Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative PCR test
Masks required for all, regardless of vaccination status
If the national COVID-19 average drops on January 10, 2022, the relevant protocol, as noted below, will be put into effect. 
Substantial             Masks required for all, regardless of vaccination status
Moderate                  Masks required for all non-vaccinated attendees
Low                         No masks required for anyone                                  
In addition, please click here to view the Gaylord Texan's Health & Safety Cleanliness Standards.
As the Right to Repair debate continues nationwide, the Auto Care Association has been fighting for the right to repair vehicles of all classes, including heavy duty trucks. In an effort to support the association’s position, the Auto Care Association is calling for trucking industry stakeholders to ask members of Congress to enact Right to Repair legislation that includes the commercial vehicle repair industry. “Right to Repair is the most pressing issue facing our industry and it is time that we take a stand,” Auto Care officials said in an email to Heavy Duty Trucking. Read More