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January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Supplier Outlook Calls for Continued Market Softness

Source: MacKay & Co.

The on-highway OE outlook calls for continued softness as the market is still feeling the hangover effect from the boom in 2015.

Tags: Aftermarket, HDAW, MacKay and Co.

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Vipar Poised for Aftermarket Growth

Chris Baer. Photo: Vipar

Chris Baer, president of Vipar Heavy Duty, described the parts-buying group as entering its “third generation of growth” at a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Baer said Vipar now has 820 points of sale in the U.S. Canada and Mexico.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket, Vipar, People, HDAW

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Dana Announces E-commerce Platform

Saying it is listening to the needs of its customers, Dana Corp. unveiled a new e-commerce platform during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: E-commerce, HDAW, Dana Spicer

January 24, 2017 - Product News

Accuride Offers New Wheels, Warranties

Two 22.5 x 8.25 steel wheels new to the Accu-Lite line. Photo: Accuride

Accuride introduced new steel and aluminum wheels and extended warranties on anti-corrosion coatings at this year’s Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Wheels, Accuride, HDAW, Lightweighting

July 14, 2016 - Industry News

HDAW 2017 to Focus on Developing Diverse Solutions

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week ’17 conference organizers have announced “Developing Diverse Solutions,” as the theme for next year’s annual aftermarket conference.

Tags: Aftermarket, Events, HDAW, Distributors, Suppliers

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Aftermarket in ‘Learning Spiral’

Photo: Denise Rondini

A panel of fleets, dealers, parts distributors and repair garages had far-reaching discussions while taking a 360-degree view of the aftermarket at the recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.

Tags: Technology, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

CVSN Provides Update on Right to Repair

Marc Karon Photo: Denise Rondini

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network has partnered with the National Automotive Service Task Force on right to repair. NASTF will integrate heavy-duty OE manufacturers into programs offered on its website.

Tags: Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, Right to Repair, Repair Shops, HDAW

January 29, 2016 - Product News

SAF-Holland Introduces Aftermarket Product Line

Photo: SAF

SAF-Holland has introduced the Gold Line Quality Parts brand to expand the products it supplies to the aftermarket.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDAW, Parts and Service, SAF Holland

January 28, 2016 - Industry News

Rising Demand for Aftermarket Parts and Service

John Blodgett, vice president of sales and marketing for MacKay & Co. Photo: Denise Rondini

Fleets spent $107 billion on parts and service in 2015, according to John Blodgett, vice president of sales and marketing for MacKay & Co.

Tags: Aftermarket, HDAW, MacKay and Co.

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Economist: Low Risk of U.S. Recession

Economist Bob Dieli expects “truckable economic activity” to continue to grow at a pace similar to that of 2015. Photo: PacLease

The odds of a recession in the U.S. during the first three quarters are low, according to Bob Dieli, president and founder of RDLB, Inc.

Tags: Economy, HDAW

January 26, 2016 - Product News

Meritor Expands All-Makes Clutch Line

Meritor is launching a new line of Meritor AllFit clutches designed for original equipment and warehouse distributor customers.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Meritor, HDAW, Clutches

January 26, 2016 - Industry News

MacKay President Says Distribution is Biggest Change in Aftermarket

Stu MacKay, president of MacKay & Company Photo: MacKay & Company

Stu MacKay, president of MacKay & Company, took time during the recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue to compare today’s aftermarket to that of 1956. What a difference 60 years make.

Tags: Aftermarket, HDAW, MacKay and Co., Distribution

January 25, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Outlook Shows Continued Slow Growth in 2016

LAS VEGAS -- The economy is expected to continue to expand at a pace slightly above trends for 2016, according to Bill Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Speaking in Las Vegas at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue Monday, Strauss talked about a number of factors affecting the economy and offered his thoughts on what we can expect for the year ahead.

Tags: Economy, HDAW

January 21, 2016 - Industry News

Vipar HD to Sponsor Northwood University Intern at HDAW

Vipar Heavy Duty is sponsoring a Northwood University student intern during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, allowing him to participate in Vipar’s activities during the conference.

Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty, HDAW, Distributors, Colleges and Universities

January 21, 2016 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Kicks Off Jan. 25

The 11th annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week is a gathering of the independent heavy-duty aftermarket industry. Set to begin on Jan. 25, it will offer educational programs, a product expo, peer networking, social activities and meetings for suppliers and distributors.

Tags: Aftermarket, Events, HDAW

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada Added to HDAW Committee

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week have added Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada to the HDAW Joint Operating Committee.

Tags: Canada, Aftermarket, Events, HDAW

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Details Emerging on Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Organizers of the 11th annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week announced a new leadership team, theme, and keynote speaker for the conference taking place Jan. 25-28, 2016, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Tags: Aftermarket, Events, HDAW, Distributors, Suppliers

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Engineers Partners with Fuel Efficiency Expert

Henry Albert, president of Albert Transport Inc. Photo via Albert Transport.

Fleet Engineers has partnered with Freightliner’s Team Run Smart Pro and fuel efficiency expert Henry Albert, president of Albert Transport Inc.

Tags: Freightliner, Fuel Efficiency, HDAW, Fleet Engineers

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Mobile Commerce is On the Rise

Photo via IntelFreePress Flickr

There is a growing trend toward mobile commerce according to business leaders at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas last week.

Tags: E-commerce, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW, Online Marketing

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Rep Elected to HDA Hall of Fame

Gary Meteer of IHS Automotive, left, presents award to Pete Joy. Photo courtesy HDMA

LAS VEGAS -- Pete Joy, vice president of sales and marketing for Phillips Industries, was elected into the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Hall of Fame on the opening day of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: Phillips Industries, Hall of Fame, Awards, People, HDAW

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Meritor Announces Program to Support Soldiers

LAS VEGAS -- Shoes for Soldiers is how Meritor is describing the effort it launched this week to help severely wounded, injured or ill veterans become leaders in business, government and their communities by contributing a percentage of its remanufactured brake shoe sales to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation.

Tags: Meritor, HDAW

January 28, 2015 - Product News

Meritor Expands Aftermarket Parts, Adds Independent Garage Program

LAS VEGAS -- Meritor announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week that it's expanding its air disc brake product line, expanding its Euclid-branded suspension product line, and will launch a network of Meritor-approved repair shops with independent service garages across the United States and Canada.

Tags: Meritor, Brakes, HDAW, Suspensions, Air Brakes

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

The Three Big Problems for Business

Geoff Davis

Regulation, litigation and taxation are three big issues faced by business, according to Geoff Davis, former Congressman and founding partner of Republic Consulting, speaking Monday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.

Tags: Legislation, Regulations, Congress, HDAW

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

'SOLD' Event Designed to Improve Service Businesses

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists has announced SOLD ’15, a two-day program focused on building better truck service businesses.

Tags: Technician Training, ACOFAS, HDAW, Technicians

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

Manufacturer Brand Or Value Brand: What Are Fleets Using?

Private brand parts, like these from Alliance, are more likely to be used in older trucks, according to the survey.

The more complex, expensive and harder to replace the component is, the more likely fleets are to purchase the manufacturer’s brand, according to a recent study by MacKay & Co.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Parts, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW, MacKay and Co., Alliance Truck Parts, HDAW 2014

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