The Jim Moss Scholarship was created to pay tribute to an Aftermarket Legend. Jim’s passion for the Aftermarket and the Heavy Duty industry as a whole combined with his willingness to share his knowledge and expertise with others was remarkable and is well deserving of recognition.
Jim started Truck Parts and Service in July of 1966 (which began as Fleet Distribution) and remained at the helm until 2007. Jim began Council of Fleet Specialists (CFS) which over the years morphed into Commercial Vehicle Service Network (CVSN); he was one of the founding fathers behind the development of a show dedicated to the Aftermarket — now HDAW. Since his early years of field sales work, Jim was an evangelist for the vital role of independent parts distributors and service providers. Jim also recognized the significant contribution that truck dealers made to the heavy duty aftermarket, launching Successful Dealer in 1978 to support this channel of distribution. Above all, Jim’s most important contribution was that of mentor, to so many young people and industry newbies, and in fact, many of us probably received a few words of wisdom from Jim over the years.
To honor him, an annual scholarship will be awarded to deserving college students whose studies focus in the Aftermarket and/or the Heavy Duty Industry with preference given to Northwood University students. Those applying for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:
• Be a graduating high school senior or have graduated from high school within the past two years. Those serving our military are exempt from this requirement.
• Applicants must be enrolling in a four-year college-level full-time program. Those pursuing graduate degrees or part-time programs do not qualify.
• Two $500 scholarships are awarded each year.
The Jim Moss, Aftermarket Legend, Scholarship was developed by a group of aftermarket veterans and friends of Jim Moss to honor his legacy in the industry.
For information about how to donate to the Jim Moss Memorial Scholarships, please contact Pete Kornafel