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Will an increasing number of cheap imported tires cause a rise in the amount of roadside tire debris? Photo by Jim Park.
SmartWay List Swells with Cheap Chinese Tires
By Jim Park
A massive influx of Chinese tires, some costing $100 or less, has flooded the U.S. EPA's list of SmartWay verified tire in the past year. What does this mean for tire retailers and retreaders, fleets and even the enforcement community?
Denise Rondini
Commentary: New Life For Old Parts
By Denise Rondini
For fleets that are trying to extend the life of their vehicles, recycled or reconditioned parts might be the answer.
Denise Rondini, Aftermarket Editor.
Confusion in the Aftermarket
By Denise Rondini
Counterfeit. White box. Gray market. Genuine. Aftermarket. Will fit. Private label. Knock-off. All those terms are used to describe truck parts. That explains why there is confusion and uncertainty in the market.
Counterfeiting, gray market parts and intellectual property violations can make it hard to know what part is actually in the box you just bought.
How Counterfeiting Affects the Aftermarket
By Denise Rondini
Counterfeiting, gray market parts and intellectual property violations can make it hard to know what part is actually in the box you just bought.
Denise Rondini, Aftermarket Editor.
Commentary: Tracking Truck Health
By Denise Rondini
Several truck makers have been promoting uptime through remote diagnostics for a while now. But at this year’s MATS, nearly every OEM talked about their efforts to provide fleets with insight into their vehicle’s health in an effort to increase vehicle uptime.

Aftermarket News

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Photo: Eaton
Eaton Offers Additional Warranty Option for Clutches
Eaton has extended the warranty coverage on the company’s aftermarket Advantage Series and EverTough clutches with the purchase of a Genuine Eaton Clutch Installation Kit.
ConMet sales and service regions. Image: ConMet
ConMet Expands Aftermarket Sales Team
Consolidated Metco, Inc. has added three new members to its aftermarket field sales team: Scott Wilson, Debbi Howard, and Brent Burich.
Bergstrom Makes Leadership Changes
Bergstrom, which offers cab climate control solutions for commercial vehicles, has made a number of key leadership changes.
Photo courtesy of MHC
Murphy-Hoffman Opens First TRP Parts Store
The facility bolsters MHC's offerings of aftermarket parts for all makes and models of trucks, trailers and buses.
Wix Filters Parent Company Sold to German Company
Affinia Group, parent company of Wix Filters, is being sold to Mann+Hummel, a privately held global filtration company based in Germany.
Details Emerging on Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week
Organizers of the 11th annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week announced a new leadership team, theme, and keynote speaker for the conference taking place Jan. 25-28, 2016, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
Hadley employees celebrate the Masters of Quality Supplier Award. Photo: Hadley
Hadley Wins Daimler Masters of Quality Award Once Again
Truck and transit supplier Hadley has been honored by Daimler Trucks North America with its Masters of Quality Supplier Award for 2014.
Cohen
Element Names Commercial Truck Center Manager
Element Fleet Management has appointed Art Cohen as manager of its Commercial Truck Center (CTC), located in Virginia Beach, Va.
Tony Pape Photo courtesy of Accuride
Accuride Aftermarket Sales Director Tony Pape Dies
Accuride’s director of aftermarket strategy and sales, Tony Pape has died at the age of 53, the company announced.
DTNA's Friedrich Baumann: "Our goal is to elevate what we have already done" in the aftermarket. Photo: Daimler
Daimler Trucks Outlines Zonar Role in Aftermarket Strategy
By David Cullen
A key element of DTNA’s aftermarket strategy is greater collaboration with Zonar Systems, the technology firm that it acquired a minority stake in late last month as part of a long-term strategic partnership.

Products

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Timken Adds Wheel End Parts Line Timken's new line of commercial vehicle wheel end components is designed to complement the company’s vehicle seals.
Eaton Expands Flex Reman Transmission Lineup Eaton has made improvements to its line of Flex Reman transmissions including adding new parts and implementing a new delivery policy.
TrailerCam Helps Drivers Back Into Loading Docks The TrailerCam wireless video monitoring system is a ruggedized, portable wireless camera and transmitter designed to help large truck and trailer combinations back up into a loading dock or other difficult situations.
Road Choice Expands Product Lineup Road Choice Truck Parts has added several replacement product categories to its line of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts.
Bose Ride System II Delivers New Features, More Functionality Adjustable seat settings will help drivers who are accustomed to the firmer feel of an air ride seat will find the Bose II seats easier to get used to.
USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Reman Parts Gaining More Favor with Truck Operators
Remanufactured components are a smart price-point alternative for fleets of all sizes and vehicles of all ages given the current market economic conditions. Meritor examines this trend in a whitepaper.
Traffic Violations are on the Rise: How Fleets Can Prepare
Fuel, insurance, preventive maintenance and repairs are generally accepted as standard operating costs for fleets. What about vehicle-issued violations, such as parking, toll and photo enforcement tickets?

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