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April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Hendrickson Announces May HVSI Suspension Training Program

The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute scheduled its next session of hands-on technical suspension training for the heavy-duty transportation industry.

Tags: Technician Training, Events, Hendrickson

April 11, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Announces New Full-Service Dealer Facility in New Mexico

The newly opened full-service Bruckner’s Trucks Sales location in Albuquerque, N.M. features 18 service bays and more than $1 million in parts inventory in the 13,000 square-foot parts warehouse.

Volvo Trucks’ service capabilities in the Southwest region of the U.S. have grown with the addition of a new Bruckner’s Truck Sales facility in Albuquerque, N.M.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, New Mexico, Aftermarket, Dealers

April 10, 2014 - Industry News

Inspection Data Systems Debuts

Tom Heine, CEO of Aljex Software, has announced the launch of a new transportation technology company, Inspection Data Systems, or IDS. IDS will develop and market cloud-based transportation equipment inspection solutions for smartphones and tablets.

Tags: Information Technology, Aljex Software, Inspection Data Systems

April 8, 2014 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Severe Duty Announces Leadership Changes

Nate Nielsen

Webb Wheel Severe Duty has announced the appointments of Nate Nielsen as director of sales and Jeremy Zills to manager of engineering. These latest organizational changes at Webb Severe Duty are components in the strategic plans of the business unit to focus on premium value-add brake drum solutions for severe duty applications such as transit bus, motor coach, and refuse trucks.

Tags: Webb Wheel, People, Wheels

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

University of Tennessee Confirms 6% Fuel Savings for SmartTruck

The SmartTruck trailer on display during this past October's ATA Management Conference and Exhibition. Photo: Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- SmartTruck says computational fluid dynamic tests show its undertray aero device produces fuel savings of better than 6%.

Tags: SmartTruck, Mid-America Trucking Show, CD adapco, Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy

March 21, 2014 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces 2013 Dealer Awards

(L to R):  Todd Bloom, MFTA CEO; Michele Royals - Sales Manager, Don Schure - Dealer Principal, Don Schure, Jr. - Service Manager at Capital Ford.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has announced its 2013 North American Dealer of the Year awards. Each year, MFTA recognizes dealers in the U.S. and Canada for overall performance, and for sales, parts sales, and service performance.

Tags: MFTA, Awards, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Dealers

March 19, 2014 - Industry News

CSM Companies and French-Ellison Merge

CSM Companies, and French-Ellison Truck Center, announced that the two companies will merge on March 31. The result will establish the company as one of the largest commercial truck dealership groups in the United States with 19 facilities.

Tags: Aftermarket, Dealers, Mergers & Acquisitions

March 13, 2014 - Industry News

TMC Names Winner of Leadership Award and Excellence in Maintenance Supervision Award

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council recognized Brent Hilton, director of maintenance for Maverick Transportation, Little Rock, Ark., with its Peggy Fisher Study Group Leadership Award during the Council’s 2014 Annual Meeting, Mar. 10-13, in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Awards, People

March 12, 2014 - Industry News

Michelin Launches Nationwide Truck Care Network

Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced Michelin Truck Care, a national network of mechanical service providers for trucks with dedicated fleet maintenance managers and technicians, along with standardized services that are audited by Michelin.

Tags: Maintenance, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Aftermarket, Michelin Truck Care

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Stemco Acquires Remaining Interest in Stemco Crewson Joint Venture

Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, announced the acquisition of the remaining interest of the Stemco Crewson joint venture from Tramec. The joint venture was formed in 2009 to expand Stemco’s brake products offering to include automatic brake adjusters.

Tags: Stemco, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tramec

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Idle Smart's Battery Protect Ensures Engine Starts

TMC, NASHVILLE -- The new Battery Protect system from Idle Smart continuously monitors battery voltage levels, and will automatically start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries.

Tags: TMC, Idle Smart, Idle Reduction, Batteries, Electrical System

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

TMD Announces Dates for 2014 Quarterly Brake Training Classes

TMD Friction, manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket brands Textar and Don, announced their training class dates for 2014.

Tags: Training, Brakes, Air Disc Brake, Drum brakes, TMD Friction, Aftermartket

March 5, 2014 - Industry News

Velvac Acquires ViewMaster Product Line

Velvac Inc., a manufacturer of components to the truck, bus, recreational and specialty vehicle industries, has acquired the ViewMaster Product Line of mirrors used on vehicles in the refuse market as well as on other heavy- and medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Velvac, ViewMaster, Mirrors

March 4, 2014 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth – Kansas City Receives 2013 Paccar Engine Dealer of the Year Award

MHC Kenworth – Kansas City received the 2013 Paccar Engine Dealer of the Year award for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting, held recently in Bellevue, Wash.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Awards, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City

March 3, 2014 - Industry News

TMC Introduces Certified VMRS Specialist Program

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is introducing a Certified Specialist Program for users of the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards, the industry standard coding convention for tracking equipment and maintenance information.

Tags: ATA, TMC, VMRS

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

Exaloy Announces New Company

Exaloy LLC announces that Tom Haughs, formerly with Tarpstop LLC, has a partnership in Exaloy as their vice president of sales and marketing/GM.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, Exaloy

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Truck Enterprises Hagerstown 2013 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

Truck Enterprises Hagerstown in Maryland was named Kenworth&#39;s 2013 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada at the recent Kenworth Dealer Meeting. From left are Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president; John Harter, president of Truck Enterprises Inc.; and David Danforth, Paccar Parts general manager.<br />

Truck Enterprises Hagerstown in Maryland was named Kenworth’s 2013 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada during the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in the Seattle area.

Tags: Kenworth, Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket, Dealers, Truck Enterprises Hagerstown

February 24, 2014 - Industry News

Double Coin Tires and CMA Open New Distribution Center

Double Coin Tires and CMA now has a second North American distribution center with the opening of a West Coast distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Tags: Double Coin, Tires, Wheels, CMA

February 24, 2014 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Expands Denton, Texas Facility

Inland Truck Parts has reinvested in North Texas with a new, larger Denton facility just up the street from their former location. The new facility at 4321 N. Elm Street is open for truck repairs and service.

Tags: Aftermarket, Inland Truck Parts

February 22, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt Announces Dealer Awards

Peterbilt announced many dealer awards during its annual Dealer Meeting in Fort Worth, near Peterbilt’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas. The business meeting celebrated both dealer performance and Peterbilt’s 75th anniversary.

Tags: Peterbilt, Dealers

February 20, 2014 - Industry News

TMC Accepting Technician Scholarship Applications

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is accepting applications for its 2014 scholarship programs available for diesel technician studies at WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio, and Lincoln Technical Institute/Lincoln College of Technology/Nashville Auto Diesel College.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Technician Training

February 13, 2014 - Industry News

East Texas Mack Receives 2013 N.A. Distributor of the Year

East Texas Mack Sales, LLC, Longview, Texas, was recognized as Mack Trucks&amp;rsquo; 2013 North American Distributor of the Year.

Mack Trucks announced that East Texas Mack Sales, in Longview, Texas, is its 2013 North American Distributor of the Year.

Tags: Mack, Dealers

February 13, 2014 - Industry News

Study: Advanced Powertrains to Drive Remanufactured Replacement Component Market

The entry of advanced class 6-8 powertrain systems that comply with new emission regulations will drive revenue for the North American remanufactured replacement components market over the next five to seven years.

Tags: OEM, Frost & Sullivan, Aftermarket Parts, Powertrain, Parts, Aftermarket

February 10, 2014 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification Establishes New Business Units

Fontaine Modification has established two new business units: Fontaine Modification Fleet Services and Fontaine Modification Vocational Services. The move is designed to enable Fontaine Modification to respond more nimbly to its customers’ needs in these key market segments.

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

Manufacturer Brand Or Value Brand: What Are Fleets Using?

Private brand parts, like these from Alliance, are more likely to be used in older trucks, according to the survey.

The more complex, expensive and harder to replace the component is, the more likely fleets are to purchase the manufacturer’s brand, according to a recent study by MacKay & Co.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Parts, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW, MacKay and Co., Alliance Truck Parts, HDAW 2014, Euclid, Fleetrite

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