The Council of Fleet Specialists (CFS) has announced its support for the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas next January. CFS will hold meetings and programs as part of the first-ever event being held at the Mirage in Las Vegas in Tuesday, Jan. 23. through Friday, Jan. 27, 2006. The announcement was made by Gene Damron, general manager of Page Brake Co. and president of CFS. "CFS will become an integral part of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week by pledging one of our two annual meetings and becoming a HDAW sponsor," said Damron. "The concept of HDAW has the potential to reduce costs and provide significant value for all participants, particularly when CFS’s participation influences the end product, further ensuring that the independent distributor’s interests are represented," he noted. CFS is a committed sponsor of HDAW, which includes seminars, a trade show, award presentations, one-on-one meetings, a reception and other networking opportunities for companies in the independent heavy-duty aftermarket. CFS’s decision underscores the rationale for heavy-duty aftermarket groups to schedule their programs in conjunction with HDAW, thereby offering more value and choices to their members than would be otherwise possible. Event organizers are Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Heavy Duty Distribution Association. For more information about Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, visit www.hdaw.org. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact W.T. Glasgow, HDAW show management, at 708-226-1300.