May 22, 2014
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
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.
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
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
Robert Bosch has introduced 40 new part numbers to expand its braking, engine management sensor and Long Haul (HD) Starter lines.
March 28, 2014
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
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.
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
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.
February 13, 2014
The entry of advanced class 6-8 powertrain systems that comply with new emission regulations will drive revenue for the North American remanufactured replacement components market over the next five to seven years.
February 5, 2014
The more complex, expensive and harder to replace the component is, the more likely fleets are to purchase the manufacturer’s brand, according to a recent study by MacKay & Co.
January 31, 2014
Components and parts are lasting longer, which means fleets will be spending less on replacement parts. According to survey results from MacKay & Co. presented at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas, the most significant component longevity gains have been in power transmission.
January 30, 2014
Online parts ordering is a growing trend, based on results from a recent MacKay & Company survey on fleet parts purchasing, presented during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.
January 15, 2014
Commercial Motor Vehicle Consulting's CV Parts Aftermarket Leading Indicator decreased 0.2% in November to 100.82 following 0.3% decrease in October. The downturn in PLI is moderating and appears to bottoming out as the slowing of fleet cyclical factors has abated and some factors, such as industrial production, have recently moderately accelerated.
January 10, 2014
Mahle Clevite Inc. announced the transition of its company name to Mahle Aftermarket Inc. The changeover to the company’s name was effective Jan. 1, and serves a dual purpose: to bring Mahle in line with all of the Mahle Global Aftermarket divisions, and to highlight the substantial diversification of the Mahle Aftermarket product mix.
December 23, 2013
Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc., a family-owned aftermarket auto parts distributor and store group, is expanding into the heavy-duty market with the creation of its new commercial vehicle division.
Robert Bosch, which has long made heavy-duty wiper blades for the original equipment market, has introduced a new aftermarket wiper blade program for heavy-duty vehicles, with 19 part numbers.
December 16, 2013
The Internet is opening avenues for parts purchases that never existed before. But does it make sense for you to consider adding online parts purchasing to your parts buying strategy?
December 12, 2013
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.
December 4, 2013
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.
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