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December 22, 2014

The Aftermarket 2014: A Year in Review

It’s been a busy year for the heavy-duty aftermarket. With the age of the nation’s fleet still high, fleets are spending a lot of money to keep trucks on the road. Given the importance of maintenance and repair, we'll recap some of the key issues that affected fleets in this area in 2014.

December 16, 2014

East Manufacturing Redesigns Parts Center

East Manufacturing recently announced a redesign of its Parts Center at its headquarters in Randolph, Ohio.

November 3, 2014

The Private Label Parts Equation

With the growth of all-makes (often referred to as private label or value line) parts programs, fleets have more choices than ever for fulfilling their parts needs. But do these programs offer real choices or just muddy the parts purchasing landscape?

September 29, 2014

Meritor Sells Mascot Brand to Investor Group

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.

September 2, 2014

Electronics Remanufacturer Expands Into Heavy-Duty Markets

Instrument Sales and Service is expanding its remanufacturing business into the off highway, heavy-duty truck and fleet markets.

August 25, 2014

Two Upper Midwest Parts Distributors Team up Under Auto Value Name

Two automotive and truck parts distributors in the Upper Midwest, Automotive Parts Headquarters and United Auto Supply, are joining forces.

August 14, 2014

Bendix Upgrades Brake Shoe Reman Facility

Bendix has unveiled its newly upgraded brake shoe remanufacturing facility in Huntington, Indiana

July 17, 2014

5 Keys to Best Parts-Buying Practices

Trucks are on the road much longer than they used to be, and that translates into a greater demand and investment in parts, service, and ongoing maintenance. Which means parts purchasing decisions more important than ever.

July 7, 2014

Road Choice Truck Parts Adds Products, Expands Distribution

Road Choice Truck Parts, the recently launched private label all-makes parts brand, has added five new product categories and expanded its distribution footprint in North America to more than 100 authorized retail locations.

July 3, 2014

Paccar Parts Offers $4,000 in Loyalty Card Savings

Paccar loyalty card programs provides more ways for commercial truck operators across the United States, Canada and Mexico to save money on parts and service for their vehicle fleet.

May 23, 2014

Federal-Mogul Vehicle Components Division Renamed Federal-Mogul Motorparts

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation has announced that its the Vehicle Components division will be renamed Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

May 22, 2014

Volvo Building Central Parts Distribution Center in Mississippi

The Volvo Group will build a 1-million-square-foot central parts distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., to support its Mack, Volvo and UD truck brands, as well as the Volvo Construction Equipment brand and Volvo Penta marine business.

May 5, 2014

Inside Meritor’s Parts Distribution Center

Ever wonder exactly how the parts you order get to you when you need them where you need them? Meritor recently invited Heavy Duty Trucking to its Florence, Ky., Parts Distribution Center.

May 5, 2014

Inside Meritor's Parts Distribution Center

Ever wonder exactly how the parts you order get to you when you need them where you need them? Aftermarket Editor Denise Rondini recently visited Meritor's Florence, Ky., Parts Distribution Center. It handles 27 different product lines comprising 161,000 parts numbers. Each day 30 to 40 truckloads of parts and components arrive at the facility. An equal number of trucks leave the PDC each day carrying parts to dealers and independent parts distributors.

April 30, 2014

Commentary: Remanufacturing Redux

Remanufacturing has been in the news quite a bit lately. I recently wrote about the need to include remanufactured parts as an integral part of your fleet’s overall parts strategy.

April 22, 2014

Bosch Broadens Brakes, Sensors and HD Starter Lines

Robert Bosch has introduced 40 new part numbers to expand its braking, engine management sensor and Long Haul (HD) Starter lines.

March 28, 2014

Dana Spicer Launches All-Makes Aftermarket Parts

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Dana Spicer launched an All-Makes line of front-end parts for all heavy truck brands and models, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

March 14, 2014

Are Your Aftermarket Truck Parts the Real Deal?

Phony designer handbags…fake Rolex watches…buy these without realizing it and you’ll undoubtedly overpay for inferior products. Your wallet and your ego will both take a hit, but you’ll survive. But if you purchase fake aftermarket truck parts, the results can be disastrous.

March 14, 2014

Global Sales Group Introduces EZ Oil Drain Valve

Global Sales Group introduces the new EZ Oil Drain Valve for trucks, buses, and industrial equipment. The valve simply replaces the standard drain plug on all engines for clean and easy oil changes. Just turn the lever to drain oil, and the lever locks closed to prevent accidental openings.

February 25, 2014

Kenworth Names Truck Enterprises Hagerstown 2013 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

Truck Enterprises Hagerstown in Maryland was named Kenworth’s 2013 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada during the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in the Seattle area.

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