About SSA

Service Specialists Association (SSA) was founded in 1981 as a trade association serving specialists in the truck repair industry. The original members consisted of spring (suspension) specialists and their small group of suspension suppliers. As the group grew, the members diversified into other aspects of truck service such as brake repair, alignment and frame service and parts distribution. With member diversification came a change in the supplier membership.

The association provides a forum for the exchange of technical and business information in order that our members may understand them better.

SSA holds an annual convention in a different location every year for members; which includes training, business, booth vendor and roundtable discussion sessions. SSA sponsors educational programs at HDAW. SSA is a supporting member of NTEA and an associate member of ACOFAS. The association is a member of the National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors (NAW) with a voice in Washington, D.C.

2014 SSA Convention

Save the date!

October 16-19, 2014
Sheraton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, Tennessee

The SSA 2014 Convention will be held October 16-19, at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown. The hotel is in the heart of Music City and just blocks away from the best Nashville attractions, like the historic 2nd Avenue Entertainment District, Printer's Alley, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

You may make hotel registrations online by clicking on the link below:

Sheraton Nashville Reservations

For details of the 2014 SSA Convention click here.


The annual SSA Convention provides a great opportunity to meet with key suppliers and fellow service shops - to stay current with the latest trends in the heavy duty service industry, and to share best business practices and recent product and service developments.

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!


SSA Supports the Wyakin Warrior Foundation

The Wyakin Warrior Foundation mission is to enable severely wounded and injured veterans to achieve personal and professional success as business and community leaders. For more information visit their website at www.wyakin.org.