January 9, 2015 - Industry News
Mary Petrovich, a former CEO of AxleTech from 2002-2011, will rejoin the firm as executive chairman. Joe Mejaly, who joined the company in May 2014 as general manager, will serve as AxleTech International’s CEO.
Tags: Leadership, People, Mergers & Acquisitions, AxleTech International, Carlyle Group
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration officially notified CMA and Double Coin Holdings that Double Coin Tires missing a load rating sidewall marker are not a threat to vehicle safety.
Tags: Double Coin, Safety & Compliance, CMA, NHTSA
December 16, 2014 - Industry News
East Manufacturing recently announced a redesign of its Parts Center at its headquarters in Randolph, Ohio.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, East Manufacturing
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
Fontaine Modification Vocational Services will reopen its modification center in Garland, Texas, which has been closed since 2012, when most of the truck production that it supported moved out of the area.
Tags: Peterbilt, Fontaine Modification Vocational Services
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
The joint Mack and Volvo Uptime Center brings all of the companies' aftermarket experts under one roof, where the support people and their expertise can get immediately to work on a customer downtime problem.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Dealers, Telematics, Downtime
December 7, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Longtime Meritor communications chief David Michael Pennington, 64, died suddenly Friday, Dec. 5, stunning the trucking industry supplier community and press corps.
Tags: Obituary, Meritor
November 10, 2014 - Industry News
Vipar Heavy Duty promoted Chris Baer to executive vice president.
Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty, People, SKF, Promotions
November 5, 2014 - Industry News
Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has partnered with Canadian-based Simard Suspensions to install and distribute Simard’s patented AMS twin-steer front suspension products in the United States and Mexico.
Tags: Mexico, Suspensions, Fontaine Modification Vocational Services, Simard, Vocational Trucks
November 5, 2014 - Product News
The state of Nevada approved the use of AutoSock’s textile traction devices as alternatives to metal chains in snowy conditions. Nevada had required the use of chains in certain operating conditions.
Tags: Nevada, Snow Chain, Snow, AutoSock, Winter Driving
November 4, 2014 - Industry News
Summit Holdings opened a new truck lease and rental facility in Kansas City, Kan. It will also function as a parts and service location, housing 10 service bays as well as diagnostic equipment for repairs.
Tags: Leased Vehicles, Kansas City, Parts and Service, Fuel, Summit Truck Group
November 3, 2014 - Product News
Betts Truck Parts & Service announced that it would be providing advanced drivetrain product support by making its drivetrain products manager available to customers.
Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Eaton, Drivetrains, Betts Truck Parts and Service
October 23, 2014 - Industry News
Commercial truck dealership chain Rush Enterprises had net income totaling $23.5 million in the third quarter, compared with $15.2 million a year ago, as Class 8 truck sales outpaced national numbers.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Aftermarket, Rush Enterprises, Dealers
October 6, 2014 - Industry News
Fleet Engineers hired Kenneth D. Griswold as the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, a veteran with decades in the transportation marketing industry.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, People, Fleet Engineers
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
Meritor has sold its Mascot operations in Canada and the United States to an entity that will operate under the name Mascot Industries LLC. All other Meritor brake and trailer axle remanufacturing operations, as well as Meritor's distribution business, are not affected by the sale and will continue to operate as usual.
Tags: Canada, Aftermarket Parts, Meritor, Remanufacturing, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 23, 2014 - Industry News
Third-party logistics companies set a template in the transportation industry that has guided the rise of third-party maintenance providers, according to Larry Chaplin, president of Master Fleet LLC, at TMW's annual user conference.
Tags: Maintenance outsourcing, Outsourcing, TMW Systems, Technicians
TruckPro completed the purchase of Palm Beach Spring Company, an independent distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer products and repair services.
Tags: Florida, Distributors, Mergers & Acquisitions, TruckPro, Parts and Service
September 16, 2014 - Industry News
The Obama administration and refrigeration suppliers have joined in an effort to reduce greenhouse gases, a move that will affect use of refrigerants in trucks.
Tags: EPA, Refrigerant, Greenhouse Gas, GHG, Regulations, President Obama, Carrier Transicold, Thermo King
September 11, 2014 - Industry News
Rush Enterprises announced that its Orlando Light and Medium Duty Truck Center has been moved to a new location.
Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Florida, Parts, Aftermarket
September 10, 2014 - Industry News
Papé Kenworth has opened two new parts and service locations along Interstate 5 in Oregon.
Tags: Kenworth, Oregon, I-5, Dealers, Interstate 5
Love’s Truck Tire Care is now available at more than 200 of the company’s travel stops across the U.S.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Maintenance, Truckstops, Tires, Aftermarket
September 2, 2014 - Industry News
Instrument Sales and Service is expanding its remanufacturing business into the off highway, heavy-duty truck and fleet markets.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, OEM Parts, Remanufacturing
Eaton has expanded its Authorized Rebuilder Program to Canada as Pacific Truck in Edmonton, Alberta, becomes the fifth re-builder in the program.
Tags: Eaton, Crane Carrier Company, Transmissions, Remanufacturing, Canada
August 25, 2014 - Industry News
Two automotive and truck parts distributors in the Upper Midwest, Automotive Parts Headquarters and United Auto Supply, are joining forces.
Tags: APH, Distributors, Aftermarket Parts
August 20, 2014 - Industry News
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has named Howard A. Laster as its Head of Aftermarket.
Tags: Continental, People
Peterbilt has expanded the Peterbilt Technician Institute to a second location in Lisle, Ill.
Tags: Peterbilt, Technician Training, Universal Technical Institute, Peterbilt Technician Institute
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