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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.
Denise Rondini, Aftermarket Editor. 
Commentary: We Can Do Better on Brakes
By Denise Rondini
We've long been aware of the inadequacies of air disc brake training, particularly in the United States.
Denise Rondini, Aftermarket Editor. 
Commentary: It Comes Down to Quality
By Denise Rondini
While it seems like price dominates conversations about both parts purchasing and service provider selection, the reality is that it often is not the most important factor.

Aftermarket News

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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.
Eaton Beefs Up Transmission Reman Offerings
Eaton is introducing the Rebuilder Bulk Pack line of transmission components with several new Fuller transmission parts for aftermarket rebuilders.
TruckPro Acquires Power Train Service
TruckPro has completed the purchase of Power Train Service, a provider of heavy-duty aftermarket truck parts, fleet maintenance, remanufacturing, and mobile repair services.
Accuride Increases Second Quarter Profit
By Evan Lockridge
Truck component manufacturer Accuride achieved record profitability in the second quarter of the year and a big improvement from the first quarter.
Don Sturdivant, CEO of FleetPride. Photo courtesy of FleetPride
FleetPride Names Its New CEO
Heavy-duty aftermarket parts supplier FleetPride announced that Don Sturdivant has been selected by the board of directors to serve as the new CEO of the company.
Meritor Expands Support for Drivetrain Direct Program
Meritor is adding dedicated customer support for aftermarket differential- and transmission-component rebuilders enrolled in the Drivetrain Direct program.
Mike Kamsickas, SAF-Holland's new president of Powered Vehicle Systems. Photo courtesy of SAF-Holland
SAF-Holland Names New Head of Powered Vehicle Systems
SAF-Holland announced that Mike Kamsickas has been named the new president of the Powered Vehicle Systems Business Unit, replacing Jack Gisinger who will be retiring.
Phillips Industries Raises Money to Support Wyakin Warrior Foundation
Phillips Industries recently raised and contributed over $30,000 to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, an organization that helps severely wounded, injured, or ill post 9/11 veterans.
SAF-Holland Launches OE Parts Program
SAF-Holland is launching Bumper-to-Bumper, an original parts program hosting a line of service parts and tools across several brands.
D. Mike Pennington passed away Dec. 5, 2014. Photo: PenNotes LLC
University Establishes Award Honoring Mike Pennington
The University of Memphis has established an award named in honor of alumnus Mike Pennington, a well-known figure in the trucking industry who recently passed away at the age of 64.

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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