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March 24, 2015

Explaining the World of Remanufactured Parts

Remanufactured parts are a $7 billion business at retail, which has been growing slowly over the past 30 years but even with this growth, there are some misconceptions about what remanufacturing means and about the quality of reman parts.

February 24, 2015

Commentary: It's All About the Brakes

Everybody talks about the importance of properly operating brakes, but, unfortunately, the talk doesn't always translate into action.

February 24, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Shop Productivity

Every minute a truck is in the shop is a minute it’s not on the road making money. And while there is no way to eliminate all visits to the shop, improving shop efficiency will get trucks in and out faster.

February 3, 2015

Volvo CEO to Speak At HMDA Annual Breakfast

Volvo Group CEO Olaf Persson will be the keynote speaker for the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association’s 25th Annual Breakfast and Briefing.

February 3, 2015

Mobile Commerce is On the Rise

There is a growing trend toward mobile commerce according to business leaders at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas last week.

January 29, 2015

A Look Into the Truck Parts Aftermarket

Before you can talk about what’s occurring in the truck parts aftermarket, you need to first look at what happened with new truck sales in prior years. For instance, while the number of medium-duty trucks has stayed the same since 1994, the number of Class 8 trucks has nearly doubled in that time.

January 28, 2015

Economy in Fourth Largest Expansion in Recent Times

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.

November 20, 2014

SKF Offers Extended Warranty on Wheel End Products

SKF launched new premium wheel end system extended warranty packages with the SKF Trouble-Free Operation program for trailer OEM and retro fit markets.

October 23, 2014

Rush Enterprises Reports Record Profit, Revenue

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.

October 21, 2014

Jost Selling Edbro Hydraulic Cylinders

Jost International has added Edbro brand hydraulic cylinders to the company’s range of products.

October 3, 2014

Commentary: Managing the Shop

Does the system come before the leadership? Or do you need the leadership and then the system?

September 11, 2014

Rush Moves Orlando Truck Center

Rush Enterprises announced that its Orlando Light and Medium Duty Truck Center has been moved to a new location.

September 10, 2014

Love’s Passes 200th Truck Tire Care Location

Love’s Truck Tire Care is now available at more than 200 of the company’s travel stops across the U.S.

September 10, 2014

Propane Supplier Readies Dual-Fuel System for Diesels

Blossman Services is waiting on final governmental approval for a “blended fuel” system that injects varying amounts of propane autogas to replace diesel fuel in heavy duty truck engines.

August 14, 2014

Bendix Upgrades Brake Shoe Reman Facility

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

August 11, 2014

FleetPride Acquires Republic Diesel Truck Parts and Service

FleetPride has acquired the Republic Diesel truck parts and service business, expanding the company’s presence in Indiana and Kentucky.

August 6, 2014

Diesel Particulate Filter Sales Soaring in California

Sales of diesel particulate filters for commercial trucks and buses in California increased at the end of 2013 and in the first half of 2014 compared to the first half of 2013, according a survey released by the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association.

July 31, 2014

Meritor Reports Profits for Third Quarter

Sales were down slightly for Meritor in its third fiscal quarter, but partly thanks to a settlement of an antitrust suit with Eaton, it saw net income of $234 million, compared to a net loss of $38 million in the same period last year.

July 29, 2014

Hadley Appoints New Fleet and Dealer Account Manager

Hadley has named Tim Lampen fleet and dealer account manager, responsible for developing new business within the fleet and dealer industry.

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