January 6, 2014 - Industry News
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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, 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
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 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
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
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 Protective Coatings announced the strategic purchase of leading automotive aftermarket supplier, American Aftermarket Group.
Betts Company, Fresno, Calif., has hired Bob Herold as vice president of sales. Herold is responsible for all sales activities at Betts Company’s two manufacturing divisions, BettsHD and Betts Spring Manufacturing.
Tags: Aftermarket, People, Betts Company
June 17, 2013 - Industry News
Bob joined Phillips Industries in 1963, then known as H.W. Phillips Company. In 1968 inspired by customer demands Phillips started manufacturing the first pre-assembled light cords in 1968, launching the company on its present trajectory.
Tags: Phillips Industries, Leadership, Aftermarket
June 12, 2013 - Industry News
Action Truck Parts, a full-line distributor of heavy duty truck and trailer components, has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder.
Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty, Aftermarket
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