February 19, 2013
The slow economic recovery and the federal government's new Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program will help drive demand for aftermarket pads and shoes for Class 4-8 trucks, according to a new study by Frost & Sullivan, while increasing demand for disk brakes could prove a challenge to independent service providers.
Do you think of outsourcing as something to be done because you simply can't get everything done you need to? If so, you may be missing an opportunity to think strategically and use outsourcing to help you focus on the "magic dust" that makes your business unique.
February 13, 2013
To understand Electronics Remanufacturing Co. (ERC), you need to first understand President Russ Schinzing and his passion for electronics. That passion helped lead to ERC being honored with Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award.
February 12, 2013
Over the past 100 years, Six Robblees Inc. has grown from a small family business with three employees to a small family business with 165 employees and 18 locations across five states.
February 6, 2013
A record breaking number of exhibiting suppliers and independent HD distributors participated in the 8th annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW ’13) in Las Vegas Jan. 21-24.
Attendees at the first Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas recently got some anecdotal insights into fleet parts and service buying trends via a panel discussion with three fleet representatives, including thoughts on OE vs. aftermarket parts, training, new vs. reman, and price.
February 5, 2013
The airlines have started charging separately for everything from shipping your luggage to getting a better place in line. Maybe it's time for distributors to look at a similar "unbundling" strategy.
February 4, 2013
HDA Truck Pride is continuing to grow by adding Fleet Friction. Fleet Friction is located in San Diego, Calif. Their management team includes: Owners Mike Buscher and Richard Harrigan and General Manager Craig Dawson.
January 29, 2013
The 7th Annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit was held on Jan. 21 at the Mirage Hotel prior to Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.
January 23, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The aftermarket, like the trucking industry at large, has been in a bit of a slump the last six or seven months, and Stu MacKay, president of MacKay & Co., thinks it will continue for at least a little while
January 22, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- Meritor introduced a comprehensive aftermarket drivetrain program, called Drivetrain Direct, designed to meet the parts needs of component rebuilders across the U.S. and Canada
LAS VEGAS -- After years of being distributed by Meritor, The Original Gabriel shocks will now be sold direct to aftermarket distributors by Gabriel, otherwise known as Ride Control LLC
LAS VEGAS -- Betts Company announced BettsHD as the company's new operating division for spray suppression and fender products
The Timken Co. named Daniel L. Humphrey manager for the U.S. and Canadian commercial vehicle aftermarket business
LAS VEGAS -- Meritor launched two new product series, Meritor AllFit and Meritor Green, with new all-makes shock absorbers the first in the Meritor AllFit line
January 21, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- When Rick Dauch arrived as the president and CEO of a struggling Accuride in February 2011, the latest in a string of top executives, he was able to convince the board that they needed to make serious investments in fixing problems before they could embark on a global growth strategy. Two years later, most of the fixing in the "Fix and Grow" strategy has been completed
LAS VEGAS -- Rick Dauch, president and CEO of Accuride, has fielded a lot of questions -- or perhaps accusations would be a better word -- from distributors who want to know why his promises to support the aftermarket are any different from those of a string of executives befor
January 20, 2013
As HDT's editors cover Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013 in Las Vegas this week, watch for a special HDAW issue of the Aftermarket Journal newsletter, as well as coverage on Twitter and Facebook
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013, being held this week in Las Vegas, has yielded record-breaking exhibitor and distributor registration numbers, as well as a larger-than-expected group of registrants for the new SOLD! (Service Opportunities and Learning Day) program, marking an overall growth of 10% in the size of the conference over last year
January 17, 2013
East Coast Brake Rebuilders in Virginia Beach, Va., has added a new paint system for brake shoes it says is one of the first in the industry
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