December 12, 2013 - Industry News
The growing Mega Trend of urbanization and the consequent increase in vehicles in operation has culminated in more stop-and-go traffic than ever before. This has lead to higher wear and tear in wheel end brake components, creating a strong case for the class 4-8 commercial vehicle wheel end brake components market, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
Tags: Frost & Sullivan, Aftermarket, Brakes, Wheel end
Minnesota-based Allstate Peterbilt Group is has acquired Steussy Diesel in Alexandria, Minn., and is expanding the parts store into a full-service shop. Effective in January, Steussy Diesel will become Allstate Peterbilt of Alexandria.
Tags: Allstate Peterbilt, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dealers, Aftermarket Parts
December 4, 2013 - Industry News
Fleet Brake announced plans for a new parts distribution center in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Opening in January 2014, the new facility will be an important link in the Fleet Brake parts distribution network.
Tags: Canada, Aftermarket Parts, HDA Truck Pride, Fleet Brake
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
Yokohama Rubber and Kumho Tire signed a memorandum of understanding on Nov. 29 to start discussions of technology exchanges and a capital alliance premised on cross-shareholdings.
Tags: Kumho Tire U.S.A., Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp.
Blaine Brothers, a Minnesota-based parts and service company headquartered in the Twin Cities area, has acquired Truckaline in Blaine, Minn. Truckaline specializes in full-service truck alignments, frame work and suspensions, including brakes and springs.
Tags: Minnesota, Aftermarket Parts, Alignment, HDA Truck Pride, Suspensions
On Nov. 22, the Massachusetts state legislature reconciled differences between two laws that were on the books in the state that mandated that vehicle manufacturers provide affordable access to all tools, software and information used to repair-late model vehicles.
Tags: Right to Repair
November 25, 2013 - Industry News
Bergstrom Inc. has expanded its design engineering capabilities with the acquisition of Innovative Product Development Corp., an engineering firm based in Troy, Mich.
Tags: HVAC, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bergstrom
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week organizers report record-breaking registrations from exhibiting suppliers for the 2014 conference, with a 105 year-to-date increase in the number of supplier-company exhibitors from the previous year.
Tags: Aftermarket, HDAW
November 22, 2013 - Industry News
Peterbilt Motors Co. has teamed with Universal Technical Institute to create the Peterbilt Technician Institute program, an exclusive curriculum focused on comprehensive service technician training, the company recently announced.
Tags: Peterbilt, Aftermarket, Technician Training, In the Shop, Technicians, Universal Technical Institute
November 18, 2013 - Industry News
Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced its newest location in Sullivan, Mo. The new shop is located adjacent to the Flying J Travel Plaza.
Tags: Expansion, Bosselman Boss Truck Shops
Phillips Industries, a manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for commercial vehicles, has appointed Rob Phillips as its new president and COO.
Tags: Leadership, Phillips Industries
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced that the Delaware Supreme Court has granted its request for an expedited hearing of its appeal to a partial ruling rendered by Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III in the case Cooper filed against Apollo Tyres.
Tags: Tires, Litigation
Daimler Trucks North America is taking steps to meet a goal of "undisputed leadership" in the aftermarket parts and service business, including revamping inventory and parts delivery and using technology to speed diagnosis and repairs.
Tags: Aftermarket, Daimler Trucks North America, Alliance Truck Parts, Fleet Maintenance
November 8, 2013 - Industry News
John Weller of Weller Truck Parts and Zach Bawel, president of Jasper Engine and Transmission Exchange, announced that a letter of intent to purchase Weller Truck Parts has been signed by all parties.
Tags: Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Aftermarket, Parts and Service, Weller Truck Parts
November 6, 2013 - Industry News
Dolezych, a 78-year-old German-based manufacturer of lifting equipment, slings, ropes and load-securing technologies, announced the creation of Doleco USA, its first sales, distribution and manufacturing presence in North America.
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. relocated its Albuquerque Service Center to a larger facility. With 43 employees, the newly constructed service center contains 41 doors – a 40% increase from the previous location.
Tags: Relocation, Old Dominion Freight Line, Expansion, Service Center
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
Fontaine Modifications announced that Nate Eichinger will oversee vocational truck operations for the company. As vocational operations manager, Eichinger will direct production and scheduling at all of Fontaine’s vocational truck facilities nationwide.
Tags: Leadership, Fontaine Modification
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
Michigan Kenworth has relocated its parts dealership in Gaylord, Mich., to a full-service facility with expanded customer support.
Tags: Kenworth, Dealer, Michigan Kenworth
XRS Corp. has named industry veteran Jon Van Winkle vice president, product management, and experienced software engineer Arvind Sharma vice president of engineering. The company has also appointed XRS executive Christian Schenk to a new leadership role as senior vice president, business development and strategy.
Tags: Leadership, SaaS, XRS
SOLD, which stands for Service Opportunities and Learning Day, will once again be held for aftermarket service providers the day before Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in January.
Tags: Events, HDAW
October 27, 2013 - Industry News
Inland has expanded its presence in the Tulsa area. After years of serving the truck parts needs of the local community at 5454 South 108th East Avenue, Inland has acquired a second location to provide full-service truck repair and maintenance.
Tags: Aftermarket, In the Shop
Penske Truck Leasing has opened a facility in Neenah, Wisc., at 2301 American Drive. Financial terms of the facility were not disclosed. Situated on 4 acres, the 11,000 square-foot structure provides full-service truck leasing,commercial truck rental and contract maintenance services.
Tags: Penske, Penske Truck Leasing, Expansion
October 22, 2013 - Industry News
Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in an industrial area near Lancaster less than a mile south of Pennsylvania Routes 230 and 283.
Tags: Kenworth, Dealers, Expansion, Kenworth of Pennsylvania
October 17, 2013 - Industry News
Phillips & Temro Industries, a supplier of engineered heating products, systems and controls as well as cooling and silencing products, announced that it has acquired Arctic Fox.
October 16, 2013 - Industry News
Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a parts and service location at a newly renovated facility in York, Pa., that offers easy access to U.S. Highway 30 and U.S. Interstate 83.
Tags: Kenworth, Aftermarket, Dealers, Parts and Service, Kenworth of Pennsylvania
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