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June 21, 2016 - Industry News

Power Heavy Duty Adds Ohio Location

North Dixie Truck and Trailer of Lima, Ohio, has joined the Power Heavy Duty network of independent distributors and service specialists.

Tags: Distributors, Service Center, Suppliers, Power Heavy Duty

June 20, 2016 - Product News

ConMet Releases Wheel End Replacement App

Wheel end supplier ConMet has launched a mobile app to help customers find a replacement hub assembly for a heavy-duty truck or trailer.

Tags: ConMet, Wheel Ends, Mobile Apps

June 14, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar Names VP of North American Parts Sales

Carlos Junquera has been named Navistar’s vice president of sales, North America parts, the company announced.

Tags: Navistar, Leadership, People, Parts and Service

June 9, 2016 - Product News

Boss Truck Shops Offers Yokohama Truck Tires

Image via Boss Shops

Boss Truck Shops has announced that it will carry the full line of commercial tires from Yokohama Tire Corporation at all 44 of its locations in the U.S.

Tags: Yokohama, Commercial Tires, Service Center

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

HDMA Forms Commercial Vehicle Research Council

HDMA has announced the formation of the Commercial Vehicle Research Council, a dedicated research council to provide a forum for key trends and issues within the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry.

Tags: HDMA, Trend Analysis, Aftermarket, OEMs

June 7, 2016 - Product News

Accuride Launches Installation and Maintenance Video Series

Image: Screenshot from Accuride YouTube Channel

Accuride has launched a new series of how-to videos to help fleet maintenance technicians properly install and service the company’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums.

Tags: Maintenance, Video Series, Accuride, Wheel Ends

June 2, 2016 - Product News

Gates Targets Audiences With New Promotions

Photo: Gates

Heavy-duty product manufacturer Gates Corporation has announced its 2016 heavy-duty aftermarket and automotive marketing programs and promotions.

Tags: Aftermarket, Marketing, Promotions, Gates

May 23, 2016 - Product News

Vipar Heavy Duty Expands TruckForce Service Center Program

Vipar Heavy Duty has expanded its TruckForce Service Center program with added tools, resources and services to support independent service centers.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Suppliers, Repair Shops

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

Alcoa Wheel Names 16-Year Veteran President

Merrick Murphy Photo: Alcoa

Sixteen-year company veteran Merrick Murphy has been named president of the Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products business.

Tags: Leadership, Wheels, Alcoa, People

May 19, 2016 - Product News

Chief Offers Line of Heavy-Duty Collision Repair Products

Photo: Chief

Collision repair manufacturer Chief introduced a new product line called Chief Heavy Duty that is designed for heavy-duty body shops.

Tags: Collision Repair, Aftermarket Parts, Technicians, Repair Shops

May 18, 2016 - Industry News

API Debuts Symbols for Identifying New Diesel Oils

The two donut symbols are designed to help identify the new FA-4 and CK-4 diesel engine oils. Image: API

The American Petroleum Institute is introducing a special Service Symbol Donut designed to help buyers differentiate between the new API FA-4 and CK-4 service categories for diesel-engine oils.

Tags: Oil, American Petroleum Institute, Diesel Engine Oil

May 11, 2016 - Product News

Can Tire Balancing Save Fuel?

 Notice the how smooth the surface of the water is? This photo was taken in the truck equipped with the Equal Flexx balancing compound. Photo by Jim Park

Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Tires, IMI, Tire Balancing

May 5, 2016 - Product News

Automotive Distribution Network Offers Members Telematics Solution

Photo via Innova Fleet Services

The Automotive Distribution Network has partnered with Innova Fleet Services to provide the group’s members with a telematics solution to efficiently manage small- and medium-sized fleets.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Software, Vehicle Tracking

May 4, 2016 - Product News

First Vehicle Service Technicians to Use Mitchell 1 Repair Software

Screenshot via Mitchel 1

Mitchell 1 has reached an agreement to provide repair information, diagnostics, estimating and maintenance software to the fleet management and maintenance services provider First Vehicle Services.

Tags: First Vehicle Services, Software, Mitchell 1, Technicians, Repair Shops

April 29, 2016 - Industry News

Paccar Parts Opens Larger Distribution Center

PACCAR Parts’ new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., is now fully operational. Photo: Paccar Parts

Paccar Parts has opened its new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., which services dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada.

Tags: Parts, Paccar Parts, Distribution Centers

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Denso Supplies Diesel Aftertreatment Components to Hino

Photo via Denso Heavy Duty

Denso has entered into an agreement with Hino Trucks to supply all-makes diesel aftertreatment products, including DPFs, to Hino dealers.

Tags: Hino Trucks, DPF, Denso, Suppliers

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Aftermarket Leader Passes Away

Jim Moss. Photo courtesy Moss family

Jim Moss, president of Kona Communications (publisher of Truck Parts & Service and Successful Dealer magazines), passed away on April 20 at his home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, after a brief illness. Moss was 82.

Tags: Obituary

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane AdvantEdge Gains 4 Texas Locations

Photo via Reefer Pro Plus

Great Dane’s AdvantEdge national aftermarket parts and service program has expanded in Texas with four new service provider locations in the state.

Tags: Trailers, Aftermarket, Great Dane, Repair Shops

April 22, 2016 - Product News

Webb S-ASA Brake Adjusters Standard on Certain Fontaine Trailers

Photo: Webb Brake Adjusters

Webb Brake Adjusters' self-setting automatic brake adjusters will come standard on all Fontaine platform and heavy-duty trailers equipped with Hendrickson axles and suspensions.

Tags: Marmon Highway Technologies, Fontaine, Hendrickson, Automatic Slack Adjusters

April 19, 2016 - Product News

Haldex Re-Launches Midland as a Value Brand

Haldex has re-launched its Midland brand in North America as a value brand for aftermarket products.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Remanufactured Parts, HALDEX

April 14, 2016 - Industry News

FlowBelow Brings Aerokit to Canada

FlowBelow it's its first major deal with a Canadian carrier; says snow and ice proved not to be a problem when using the devices in winter.

Tags: FlowBelow, Aerodynamics, Canada, Truck World

April 14, 2016 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Team Up

HDA Truck Pride and the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance have created the Aftermarket Distributors Alliance, designed to help both groups meet the needs of fleets running a variety of equipment types.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDA Truck Pride

April 12, 2016 - Industry News

Horton Holding Names Vice Chairman

Terry Schilling Gilberstadt Photo: Horton Holding

Airflow solutions company Horton Holding has appointed Terry Schilling Gilberstadt as its vice chairman and corporate secretary.

Tags: Leadership, Fans, People, Horton

April 4, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane Expands AdvantEdge Road Service Through Love’s

Screenshot via Great Dane YoutTube.

In a partnership with Love’s Travel Stops, Great Dane will offer AdvantEdge emergency roadside service at Love’s locations.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Love's Travel Stops, Great Dane

March 31, 2016 - Industry News

Pirelli Bringing Truck Tires to North America

Clif Armstrong, president of TP Commercial Solutions, LLC

Trading on its global presence in the commercial tire market and the tremendous success of its consumer brand in the NAFTA market over the past decade, Pirelli plans to bring several popular sizes and types of truck tires to North America later this year.

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