January 28, 2015 - Industry News
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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: 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
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