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.
September 22, 2013
Meritor Inc. is expanding its first wholesale aftermarket parts outlet in North America to provide OEM dealers, warehouse distributors and area rebuilders with a complete parts selection and fast delivery of all-makes drivetrain components and related replacement parts.
September 11, 2013
The new Two-Speed Tilt-Back Tire Changer (EEWH326A) from Snap-on will reduce the amount of time it takes to dismount and mount tires. This tire changer features a two-speed turntable that offers a forward speed of 14 rpm to provide faster throughput when mounting the initial bead.
Bendix will soon introduce a new three-level aftermarket friction portfolio. The three performance levels are Bendix Basic Friction, Bendix Advanced Friction, and Bendix OE Friction.
September 3, 2013
A comprehensive new digital catalog featuring an illustrated “Trouble Shooter Guide” to common brake wear issues for commercial vehicles is now available through Federal-Mogul’s electronic catalog. It also includes the expanded Abex line of original equipment-quality replacement air disc brake pads.
August 16, 2013
A total of 52 roadside inspectors from across North America will gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, to compete to be named the best commercial vehicle inspector during the 21st annual North American Inspectors Championship, Aug. 19-23.
August 6, 2013
Companies that remanufacture engines could see their customer base shrinking, according to a Frost & Sullivan analysis, as OE engines improve and interest in hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles increases.
East Manufacturing has appointed David Miedl as Director of Aftermarket Parts Sales & Service. Miedl replaces Ted Hutchison who is retiring from the position after 25 years of service to East Manufacturing.
July 22, 2013
EBE announced its partnership with TruckOp.com to offer a combined solution aimed at reducing the costs of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts for carriers and improving the management and control of these purchases.
July 11, 2013
Accuride's new Gunute Silver Lightweight Brake Drum offers an affordable alternative to lightweight “steel shell” drums with improved performance, according to the company.
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