Aftermarket Parts

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February 5, 2014

Manufacturer Brand Or Value Brand: What Are Fleets Using?

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

Longer-Lasting Parts, Regulations Causing Changes In Parts Demand

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 Becoming More Popular

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

Aftermarket Sales Will Remain Soft in the Near Term

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. Transitions Name to Mahle Aftermarket Inc.

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

APH Launches New Commercial Vehicle Division

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.

December 23, 2013

Bosch Introduces Aftermarket Wiper Blades for Medium- and Heavy-Duty

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

Commentary: Is Purchasing Parts Online Right For You?

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

Allstate Peterbilt Group Acquires Steussy Diesel

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 Opens Location in Saskatchewan

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.

December 2, 2013

Blaine Brothers Acquires Truckaline

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.

September 3, 2013

Alliance Highlights Bumpers with Social Media Campaign

Alliance Truck Parts is running an online contest to highlight its range of customizable bumper options, which include chrome, painted steel and stainless steel options.

July 8, 2013

Right To Repair Update

The Massachusetts state legislature passed the nation's first "Right to Repair" law last summer, but it excluded vehicles over 10,000 pounds. However, in November, state voters overwhelmingly approved a different version of the law, which includes all motor vehicles sold in the state.

July 2, 2013

Trans Power Opens New Parts Location in Tifton, Georgia

Kenworth dealer Trans Power has opened a new parts location one mile west of U.S. Interstate 75.

June 13, 2013

Fontaine Fifth Wheel Offers New Major Rebuild Kit

Fontaine Parts Connection’s new Major Rebuild Kit for Fontaine fifth wheel models combines six kits into one to streamline the repair process.

June 3, 2013

Independents Look to Service for Growth

Consolidation, more proprietary parts and increased competition are squeezing margins for those who sell heavy-duty truck parts. Industry experts are on the record saying that in the future, aftermarket parts distributors need to have service as part of their business if they want to remain profitable.

May 22, 2013

TRP Introduces Trailer Camshafts and Bushing Kits

The company said the camshaft head and shaft splines are induction-hardened for long life and durability, forged camshaft heads for precision-sizing and strength, and a nationwide 12-month warranty.

March 13, 2013

PartsRiver Brings B2C Online Marketing to HD Truck Parts Market

PartsRiver, Inc. has launched a one-of-a-kind online parts marketplace called PartsRiver.com. It offers complete e-Commerce functionality for both parts buyers and sellers, working more like business-to-consumer marketing that traditional B2B marketing.

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