The National Automotive Service Task Force is celebrating it’s first year of corporate exictence. Weve come a long way in the past year, said Mary Hutchinson, NASTF Administrator, but there is still a lot to do. Pilot testing for the SDRM with live users is gearing up, and we are in the planning stages of the development of a brand new online module for submitting service information requests when information is missing. Founded in 2000 to address the issue of information availability for the independent aftermarket, NASTF has processed more than 200 separate information requests, with only a few still outstanding. The NASTF Board of Directors is made up of representatives from the independent service dealer, tool and equipment, vehicle manufacturer and dealer segments, along with industry associations. The process of incorporating NASTF brought together many diverse parts of the automotive industry, said Charlie Gorman, NASTF Chairman. Weve secured the funding necessary to get the organization formalized and made significant progress on key issues. “Our ongoing challenges include developing a permanent funding model and improving the reporting process for obtaining the necessary service information from the vehicle manufacturers. “We also want to continue to expand the involvement of all automotive service organizations,” he says.