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: 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
August 19, 2014 - Industry News
The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists has announced SOLD ’15, a two-day program focused on building better truck service businesses.
Tags: Technician Training, ACOFAS, HDAW, Technicians
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists will be holding a clinic and educational program for technicians on understanding electricity.
Tags: Technician Training, ACOFAS, Electrical System
August 14, 2014 - Industry News
Bendix has unveiled its newly upgraded brake shoe remanufacturing facility in Huntington, Indiana
Tags: Bendix, Remanufacturing, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, Brakes, Aftermarket, Aftermarket Parts
August 11, 2014 - Industry News
FleetPride has acquired the Republic Diesel truck parts and service business, expanding the company’s presence in Indiana and Kentucky.
Tags: FleetPride, Mergers & Acquisitions, Service Center, Republic Diesel, Parts, Aftermarket
August 6, 2014 - Industry News
Sales of diesel particulate filters for commercial trucks and buses in California increased at the end of 2013 and in the first half of 2014 compared to the first half of 2013, according a survey released by the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, DPF, Aftermarket, Diesel Particulate Filter
July 31, 2014 - Industry News
Accuride Corp. says its Fix and Grow strategy is working, reporting operating income for the second quarter doubled year over year. The first half of 2014 is the first time it's reported positive net income since 2007.
Tags: Wheels, Accuride, Earnings, Brake Drums
Sales were down slightly for Meritor in its third fiscal quarter, but partly thanks to a settlement of an antitrust suit with Eaton, it saw net income of $234 million, compared to a net loss of $38 million in the same period last year.
Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket, Earnings
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
Phillips Industries announced the retirement of Steve Davis, national OEM truck sales manager, effective July 2014.
Tags: Phillips Industries, People, OEMs
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