November 25, 2013
Freightliner Trucks is now offering twin steer chassis prep kits for its 114SD and 122SD truck models. The prep kits will serve to quickly facilitate aftermarket conversions and installation of second steer axle and heavy-duty suspensions, resulting in faster delivery to the customer.
November 22, 2013
Peterbilt Motors Co. has teamed with Universal Technical Institute to create the Peterbilt Technician Institute program, an exclusive curriculum focused on comprehensive service technician training, the company recently announced.
November 21, 2013
Hunter’s new WinAlign HD alignment system allows fleet operators to perform truck and trailer alignments without unhooking the trailer from the tractor, maximizing workflow and reducing setup time.
November 18, 2013
Daimler Trucks North America is taking steps to meet a goal of "undisputed leadership" in the aftermarket parts and service business, including revamping inventory and parts delivery and using technology to speed diagnosis and repairs.
November 15, 2013
Meritor Wabco has released a remanufactured System Saver air compressor for select trucks that use the Mack Aset engine.
November 13, 2013
The professional solution for cleaning and enhancing spade electrical contacts, the Diamond-Coated Point/Contact Cleaners are the newest addition to IPA's line of contact care tools. This three-piece series set features a highly abrasive diamond coating designed to increase the contact life of electrical connections and reduce diagnostic guesswork.
November 8, 2013
John Weller of Weller Truck Parts and Zach Bawel, president of Jasper Engine and Transmission Exchange, announced that a letter of intent to purchase Weller Truck Parts has been signed by all parties.
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November 5, 2013
Meritor Wabco announced that OnLane, a lane departure warning system, is available for immediate orders as an option on Freightliner Cascadia and Freightliner Cascadia Evolution models.
October 29, 2013
IPD, an aftermarket provider of engine components for heavy-duty diesel and natural gas powered engines, announced a new patent-pending piston design for the aftermarket. This new IPDSteel piston design uses precision friction welding to create an aftermarket alternative to similar newer model engine piston designs that are currently only available from original equipment manufacturers.
Ken-Tool announced its latest new product, the Professional Super Single Axle Drain Pan. The new drain pan solves the problem of gear oil and grease drips and spills on wheels and tires, and on shop floors when servicing the axles of trucks and trailers.
October 27, 2013
Inland has expanded its presence in the Tulsa area. After years of serving the truck parts needs of the local community at 5454 South 108th East Avenue, Inland has acquired a second location to provide full-service truck repair and maintenance.
October 16, 2013
Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a parts and service location at a newly renovated facility in York, Pa., that offers easy access to U.S. Highway 30 and U.S. Interstate 83.
Hogebuilt has introduced two new stainless steel half tandem fenders to its portfolio. The new 430 bright anneal option compliments the existing premium 304 mirror finish fender line.
MAHA USA has introduced its new and redesigned MCL family of ball-screw-powered mobile column lifts. The new, wireless lifts also exponentially expand the variety of tire profiles and vehicles that can now be served by wireless mobile lifts.
October 15, 2013
Stertil-Koni has introduced a new generation of its “green” hydraulic mobile column lift, Earthlift, now with a lifting capacity of 18,500 pounds per column.
October 11, 2013
The relatively simple aftermarket of the ‘80s has become a rather complicated one. Fleets now have more choices than ever for their parts and service needs. Aftermarket Editor Denise Rondini explores these changes in her new HDT column.
October 9, 2013
TransAxle is opening the 24th branch location in the Metro Atlanta, Ga., market. The location is suited to extend their geographic coverage to include Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida.
Wayside Auto and Truck Parts in Houston, Texas, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. Wayside specializes in heavy-duty truck and equipment parts in the greater Houston area.Their reach also extends into the global truck and equipment parts markets.
October 7, 2013
William “Bill” Gager announced that he will retire from his position as president of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association on Dec. 31.
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