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February 12, 2015 - Industry News

Stemco Buys ATDynamics, Integrates Product Lines

A trailer with an ATDynamics TrailerTail. Photo via ATDynmaics.

ATD's trailer aero devices will complement Stemco's tire-inflation products, executives say.

Tags: ATDynamics, Stemco, Mergers & Acquisitions, Wheel Ends, Aerodynamics

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Engineers Partners with Fuel Efficiency Expert

Henry Albert, president of Albert Transport Inc. Photo via Albert Transport.

Fleet Engineers has partnered with Freightliner’s Team Run Smart Pro and fuel efficiency expert Henry Albert, president of Albert Transport Inc.

Tags: Freightliner, Fuel Efficiency, HDAW, Fleet Engineers

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Mobile Commerce is On the Rise

Photo via IntelFreePress Flickr

There is a growing trend toward mobile commerce according to business leaders at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas last week.

Tags: E-commerce, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW, Online Marketing

February 2, 2015 - Industry News

Industry Leaders Discuss Current State of Truck Service at HDAD

A panel of industry leaders shared their thoughts on the current state of truck service during a discussion moderated by Gary Cummings, president and CEO of FleetNet America at the recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Aftermarket Parts, Rush Enterprises, Events, Roundtable Discussions

January 30, 2015 - Industry News

Bendix Names Kemer VP, General Manager, Valves and Modules

John Kemer

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed John Kemer vice president and general manager, Valves and Modules. Kemer also becomes the newest member of the Bendix Leadership Committee and joins the two-person Controls Governance Board.

Tags: Bendix, People

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Rep Elected to HDA Hall of Fame

Gary Meteer of IHS Automotive, left, presents award to Pete Joy. Photo courtesy HDMA

LAS VEGAS -- Pete Joy, vice president of sales and marketing for Phillips Industries, was elected into the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Hall of Fame on the opening day of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: Phillips Industries, Hall of Fame, Awards, People, HDAW

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

HDMA Elects New Board Chairman for 2015

Tim Meyers, president of Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products. Photo via Alcoa

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association named Tim Myers, president of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, as its chairman of the Board of Directors.

Tags: Leadership, HDMA, Alcoa, People

January 28, 2015 - Product News

SAF Holland Launches Online Parts Catalog

The SAF Holland parts on demand page. Courtesy of SAF Holland

The catalog contains 15 years of data about every product the company has sold. Distributors have access to 15,000 assembly numbers along with their respective component parts and exploded views.

Tags: Information Technology, Aftermarket Parts, Heavy Duty Catalog, SAF Holland

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Service is Key to Parts Industry, says MacKay President

Saying that service is the key to the parts industry, Stu MacKay, president of MacKay & Co. focused on how changing service patterns are affecting the truck parts aftermarket.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Aftermarket Parts, HDAD, MacKay and Co., Parts and Service

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Economy in Fourth Largest Expansion in Recent Times

Speaking at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas, Bob Dieli, founder of RDLB says the expansion is in it 67th month and is closing in on being longer than the November 2001 to December 2007 expansion, which lasted 73 months.

Tags: Aftermarket, HDAD, Inflation, Economic Conditions

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Meritor Announces Program to Support Soldiers

LAS VEGAS -- Shoes for Soldiers is how Meritor is describing the effort it launched this week to help severely wounded, injured or ill veterans become leaders in business, government and their communities by contributing a percentage of its remanufactured brake shoe sales to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation.

Tags: Meritor, HDAW

January 28, 2015 - Product News

Meritor Expands Aftermarket Parts, Adds Independent Garage Program

LAS VEGAS -- Meritor announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week that it's expanding its air disc brake product line, expanding its Euclid-branded suspension product line, and will launch a network of Meritor-approved repair shops with independent service garages across the United States and Canada.

Tags: Meritor, Brakes, HDAW, Suspensions, AIr Disc Brakes

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Six Northeast Pardo's Locations

FleetPride Inc. has acquired six locations of Pardo’s Truck Service Parts Warehouse in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland markets.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, FleetPride, Mergers & Acquisitions

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

The Three Big Problems for Business

Geoff Davis

Regulation, litigation and taxation are three big issues faced by business, according to Geoff Davis, former Congressman and founding partner of Republic Consulting, speaking Monday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.

Tags: Legislation, Regulations, Congress, HDAW

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

CCC Parts Acquires Drivetrain Components Distribution Company

CCC Parts Company has completed the purchase of TOR Truck Corporation, a wholesale distribution company specializing in providing drivetrain solutions and components. CCC Parts Company is a wholesale distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer products.

Tags: CCC, Distributors, Mergers & Acquisitions, Parts and Service

January 16, 2015 - Industry News

GenNext Appoints New Members to Leadership Team

GenNext has voted and approved the appointment of three new directors and one new senior advisor to the company’s board of directors.

Tags: Leadership, People, Fleet Executives, GenNext

January 9, 2015 - Industry News

Carlyle Group Buys Back AxleTech

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

NHTSA Officially OKs Non-Compliant Double Coin Tires

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 Redesigns Parts Center

Photo: East Manufacturing

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 to Reopen Facility in Garland, Texas

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

Mack, Volvo Open Joint Uptime Center

Customer Uptime agents take calls at the the joint Mack/Volvo Uptime Center recently opened in Greensboro, N.C. Photo by Jim Park.

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

Trucking Industry Mourns Death of Mike Pennington

D. Mike Pennington passed away Friday, Dec. 5. (Photo: PenNotes LLC)

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 Names New Executive VP

Chris Baer, Vipar executive vice preseident: Photo:  Vipar.

Vipar Heavy Duty promoted Chris Baer to executive vice president.

Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty, People, SKF, Promotions

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Simard Expands Twin-Steer Vocational Suspension Availability

Photo: Fontaine

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

Nevada Grants AutoSock Approval as Chain Alternative

Photo via AutoSock.

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


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