The heavy duty/commercial vehicle industry recently announced agreement in a Memorandum of Understanding (HD MOU) between the Commercial Right to Repair Coalition and the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), where original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of heavy duty vehicles would provide service information to independent service providers by way of their OEM technical websites. To assist in managing the understanding, search and feedback related to this cooperative effort between HD OEMs and independent HD service specialists, NASTF was asked to expand its scope with the addition of heavy duty to its similar service already being provided to the light vehicle industry.

Initially, NASTF will concentrate on updating its popular OEM Service Website index,, with the addition of technical website URLs for all heavy duty vehicle and major component OEMs. Concurrently, NASTF will begin accepting questions from independent HD technicians on the NASTF Service Information Request (SIR) feedback feature, As HD OEMs and independent HD service techs gain experience in their new level of shared service information, NASTF will attempt to add helpful features to to assist HD techs in finding the OEM resource they need, and to assist HD OEMs in successful delivery to those techs of what they have made available.


As automakers work diligently to design hacker-proof technologies into new vehicles, independent service technicians may worry they could lose system-access gains they have made in the past decade. These challenges and concerns of vehicle cybersecurity will take center stage during a panel discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 1:15 p.m., as part of the NASTF Fall 2015 General Meeting at AAPEX in Las Vegas.

Donny Seyfer, co-owner of Seyfer Automotive, Wheat Ridge, Colo. (Moderator)
Tim Hahn, IBM
Mohan Sethi, Mahle
Carmen Gonzalez, LV Electronic Crimes Task Force/U.S. Secret Service

The NASTF Fall General Meeting will take place Nov. 4, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PST), in Casanova Room 504 at the Venetian. Registration is not required for the NASTF event, but seating is limited. Registration, however, is required for AAPEX. The full agenda for the NASTF Fall 2015 General Meeting is posted at Read the full AAPEX Press Release HERE

OEM NEWS has several technician tips and alerts this month in the October 2015 NASTF Newsletter.

Coming Soon: Watch HERE Live
4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific, Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
NASTF Fall 2015 General Meeting.

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About The National Automotive Service Task Force (2 min)

The National Automotive Service Task Force is a not-for-profit organization established to facilitate the identification and correction of gaps in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information, service training, diagnostic tools and equipment, and communications for the benefit of automotive service professionals. NASTF is a cooperative effort among the automotive service industry, the equipment and tool industry and automotive manufacturers.

There is no cost to participate in NASTF. If you are a professional auto service technician, shop owner, OEM service employee or any other automotive industry professional supporting the mission of NASTF, please enroll here on our website. Click HERE.