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January 9, 2014 - Industry News

Goodyear Expands Its Retread Network

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has expanded its Goodyear Authorized Retread network with the addition of Colonial Tire Distributors, a Richmond, Va.-based firm that serves trucking fleets with new Goodyear commercial truck tires, Goodyear retreads, and other products and services.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Aftermarket, Retreads, Expansion

January 8, 2014 - Industry News

Great Dane Opens New Dealership in Montreal

Great Dane is pleased to announce the addition of Great Dane of Montreal to its Canadian distribution network.

Tags: Trailers, Aftermarket, Great Dane, Expansion

January 8, 2014 - Industry News

Honeywell To Sell Friction Materials Business To Federal-Mogul

Honeywell announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Friction Materials business unit to Federal Mogul Corporation for approximately $155 million.

Tags: Aftermarket, Honeywell

January 6, 2014 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Announces Acquisition of Power Heavy Duty

Vipar Heavy Duty announced the acquisition of Power Heavy Duty based in Pearland, Texas. As a result of the transaction, Power Heavy Duty will become part of the Vipar Heavy Duty family of companies and continue to serve the marketplace as a separate brand.

Tags: Aftermarket, Vipar, Mergers & Acquisitions

December 23, 2013 - Industry News

APH Launches New Commercial Vehicle Division

Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc., a family-owned aftermarket auto parts distributor and store group, is expanding into the heavy-duty market with the creation of its new commercial vehicle division.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket, Expansion, APH

December 12, 2013 - Industry News

Low-Cost Wheel End Brake Components Increasing Penetration in the Aftermarket

The growing Mega Trend of urbanization and the consequent increase in vehicles in operation has culminated in more stop-and-go traffic than ever before. This has lead to higher wear and tear in wheel end brake components, creating a strong case for the class 4-8 commercial vehicle wheel end brake components market, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

Tags: Frost & Sullivan, Aftermarket, Brakes, Wheel end

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

HDAW’14 Sets New Records for Supplier Participation

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week organizers report record-breaking registrations from exhibiting suppliers for the 2014 conference, with a 105 year-to-date increase in the number of supplier-company exhibitors from the previous year.

Tags: Aftermarket, HDAW

November 22, 2013 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Universal Technical Institute Team For Training

The first class of the Peterbilt Technician Institute.

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.

Tags: Peterbilt, Aftermarket, Technician Training, In the Shop, Technicians, Universal Technical Institute

November 18, 2013 - Industry News

DTNA Aftermarket Going After 'Undisputed Leadership'

The all-makes Alliance Parts portfolio currently is made up of 32 product lines in three categories: accessories, repair/replacement and maintenance.

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.

Tags: Aftermarket, Daimler Trucks North America, Alliance Truck Parts, Fleet Maintenance

November 8, 2013 - Industry News

Jasper Engine and Transmission To Acquire Weller Truck Parts

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.

Tags: Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Aftermarket, Parts and Service, Weller Truck Parts

October 27, 2013 - Industry News

Full-Service Truck Repair and Maintenance Comes to Inland Truck Parts in Tulsa

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.

Tags: Aftermarket, In the Shop

October 16, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens Renovated Parts and Service Location in York, Pa.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania also operates six additional dealerships in Carlisle, Clintonville, Dunmore, Lancaster, New Stanton, and Shartlesville, Pa.

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.

Tags: Kenworth, Aftermarket, Dealers, Parts and Service, Kenworth of Pennsylvania

October 9, 2013 - Industry News

TransAxle Opens 24th Branch Location

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.

Tags: Aftermarket, Expansion, TransAxle

October 9, 2013 - Industry News

Wayside Auto and Truck Parts to celebrate 30 years

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.

Tags: Aftermarket, Anniversary

October 7, 2013 - Industry News

Gager to Retire from APRA

Bill Gager is retiring after 35 years with APRA.

William “Bill” Gager announced that he will retire from his position as president of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association on Dec. 31.

Tags: Leadership, APRA, Remanufacturing, Aftermarket

September 22, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor Expands Service at Drivetrain Express Wholesale Outlet in Canada

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.

Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket, Expansion

August 16, 2013 - Industry News

NAIC 2013 Starts Next Week in Salt Lake City

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.

Tags: Aftermarket, Events, CVSA, NAIC

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Survey: Improving Engines at OEM-level Shrink Prospects for Remanufactured Aftermarket

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.

Tags: Remanufacturing, Frost & Sullivan, Engines, Aftermarket

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Names David Miedl as Director of Aftermarket Parts Sales, Service

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.

Tags: Leadership, East Manufacturing, Trailers, Aftermarket

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

Power Train Service Now Eaton Authorized Rebuilder

Power Train Service, an independent aftermarket parts and service provider, has been named an authorized rebuilder of Eaton transmissions, allowing it to offer a rebuilt transmission with 100% genuine Eaton parts.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket, Transmissions, Remanufacturing

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

HDAW 2014 Theme to Focus on 'Driving Energy'

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '14 conference organizers announced that “Driving Energy Into the Industry’s Future " is the theme for the annual conference, to be held Jan 27-30, 2014 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

Tags: Aftermarket, Events, HDAW

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Opens New Locations

Inland Truck Parts has just expanded its North Dakota presence with the opening of a new Fargo facility. It joins 27 other Inland stores across the Midwest, all 100% employee-owned for responsive customer service.

Tags: Aftermarket, Expansion

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

TransAxle Now An Eaton Authorized Rebuilder

TransAxle announced that it has been selected by Eaton as one of the first participants in its Authorized Rebuilder program. TransAxle and its sister company TRC, will have the opportunity to remanufacture and sell a differentiated choice for Eaton's lineup of heavy-duty transmissions.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket, TRC, TransAxle

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Eaton Debuts New Authorized Rebuilder Program

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has launched a new Eaton Authorized Rebuilder program that will give three large independent aftermarket providers an opportunity to rebuild and sell a differentiated choice for Eaton’s popular lineup of heavy-duty transmissions.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket

June 24, 2013 - Industry News

Line-X Purchases American Aftermarket Group

Line-X Protective Coatings announced the strategic purchase of leading automotive aftermarket supplier, American Aftermarket Group.

Tags: Aftermarket

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