Aftermarket

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January 31, 2017

Weighing the Value of Private-Label Aftermarket Parts

The further we get from the engine, the greater the likelihood that fleets will use private label parts, contended Stu MacKay, president of market-research firm MacKay & Co., during a talk at the recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue event in Las Vegas.

January 30, 2017

Dayton Parts Adds U-Bolt Bend Product for Leaf Suspension Repairs

Dayton Parts has announced the Threaded Rod Midline System, which is designed to ensure the midpoint of a threaded rod to create a consistent U-bolt formation for replacement.

January 30, 2017

Fleets Discuss Parts and Service Needs

Fleet executives representing five vocations, 63,000 power units and 130,000 trailers shared their thoughts on what they need from heavy-duty aftermarket parts and service providers at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.

January 29, 2017

MacKay: Emissions-Related Is Fastest-Growing Aftermarket Segment

This probably will not come as a big surprise to most fleets, but emissions-related components are the fastest growing sector of the heavy-duty aftermarket, according to MacKay's John Blodgett

January 26, 2017

Supplier Outlook Calls for Continued Market Softness

The on-highway OE outlook calls for continued softness as the market is still feeling the hangover effect from the boom in 2015.

January 25, 2017

Vipar Poised for Aftermarket Growth

Chris Baer, president of Vipar Heavy Duty, described the parts-buying group as entering its “third generation of growth” at a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Baer said Vipar now has 820 points of sale in the U.S. Canada and Mexico.

December 22, 2016

The Aftermarket in 2016: A Review

The truck parts and service aftermarket has grown to $107 billion. In 2016 there seemed to be a big focus on parts, alliances, and training with other issues like DPFs, remanufacturing and some innovative ways to deal with the technician shortage also getting some play.

October 10, 2016

Navistar and Meritor to Co-Brand Fleetrite Brake Shoe Line

Navistar has agreed with Meritor to co-brand brake shoe kits offered through the Fleetrite heavy duty parts brand.

September 19, 2016

Commentary: Technician Training Alliance Aims to Improve Repair Process

A memorandum of understanding required manufacturers to make service info available on model year 2010 trucks and newer but it did not mean that the truck makers had to provide training.

August 23, 2016

Stemco Stengthens Capabilities of Wheel End Division

Aftermarket parts manufacturer Stemco is strengthening the support, engineering and training capabilities of its Wheel End division through the creation of three new area manager positions, the company has announced.

July 28, 2016

It's Not Really About the Name on the Box

Things can get confusing when a truck is down and a part is needed to complete a repair. Which part is right in a given situation can be hard to tell, and often it has nothing to do with whose name is on the box the part comes in..

July 18, 2016

Mahle Offers Replacement Cylinder Head Gasket for Ford PowerStroke

Mahle Aftermarket is offering the Mahle Original cylinder head gasket set for the Ford 6.0L PowerStroke engine, engineered to match the original equipment parts.

July 14, 2016

HDAW 2017 to Focus on Developing Diverse Solutions

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week ’17 conference organizers have announced “Developing Diverse Solutions,” as the theme for next year’s annual aftermarket conference.

July 7, 2016

Scholarship Set Up in Memory of Aftermarket Leader

Set up in his honor, the Jim Moss, Aftermarket Legend, Scholarship will be awarded to a college student whose studies focus in the aftermarket or heavy duty industry.

June 29, 2016

HDA Truck Pride Names Chief Commercial Officer

HDA Truck Pride has named Tom Tecklenburg its new chief commercial officer in charge of strategy and growth.

June 7, 2016

HDMA Forms Commercial Vehicle Research Council

HDMA has announced the formation of the Commercial Vehicle Research Council, a dedicated research council to provide a forum for key trends and issues within the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry.

June 3, 2016

Peterson Manufacturing Releases Master Product Catalog

Peterson Manufacturing has introduced its 2016 Master Catalog featuring over 2,000 vehicle safety system solutions as well as the company’s line of accessories.

June 2, 2016

Gates Targets Audiences With New Promotions

Heavy-duty product manufacturer Gates Corporation has announced its 2016 heavy-duty aftermarket and automotive marketing programs and promotions.

April 25, 2016

Great Dane AdvantEdge Gains 4 Texas Locations

Great Dane’s AdvantEdge national aftermarket parts and service program has expanded in Texas with four new service provider locations in the state.

April 21, 2016

Earnings Watch: Lower Truck Sales Hit Dana, Rush Enterprises' Profits

A truck component manufacturer and one of the nation’s largest truck dealer networks continue the trend of many businesses reporting lower first quarter earnings as truck sales are down from a year ago.

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