IDA Universal

July/August 2017

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I DA U N I V E R S A L J u l y -Au g u s t 2 0 1 7 3 CONTENTS FEATURES DEPARTMENTS UNIVERSAL IDA 4 Editor's Notes 7 President's Post 11 Legal Line 15 Trends and Tidbits 19 Nuts and Bolts News 53 Trade Show Calendar 54 Advertisers Index Editor Nancy Estes Art Director Bonnie Hickman INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION 3030 LBJ Freeway Suite #125 Dallas, Texas 75234 Ph: 972-241-1124 Fax: 214-722-7658 IDA Universal is the offi cial publication of the Independent Distributors Association. Published six times annually, it is mailed to IDA Members and prospective members. Please send address correc- tions to the association offi ce listed above. References are made in this publication to Original Equipment Manufacturers. ese trademarks are used for identifi cation purposes only. e information contained in this document is the confi - dential, proprietary, trade secret property of the Independent Distributors Association ("IDA") and is for the sole and exclu- sive use of IDA and its members. Any other use of this information or distri- bution to others is strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use of this material may subject the user to federal and/or state criminal and civil penalties under law. 12 In Fight Over the Right to Repair Equipment, Farmers are Outspent 28-to-1 A right-to-repair bill could also aff ect people ranging from heavy equipment operators to mobile phone users. 22 Optimizing Equipment Performance 30 Buying equipment that hasn't been through proper engine installation and application testing is no diff erent than buying a suit off the rack and expecting a tailored fi t. Apprentices, once they complete their orientation, can take an entry-level position with one of about 500 area contractors. Heavy Equipment Apprentices Anticipate Construction Boom 38 Engepe├žas 34 years of strength, respect and tradition

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