Ohio Transport Refrigeration Inc., Bath, OH and Franklin Truck Parks, Los Angeles, CA, have become independent parts distributor members of VIPAR Heavy Duty.
Ohio Transport is owned and operated by Gene Gerhart and has two branches and expects to add another two this summer.
Franklin Truck Parts currently operates six locations serving the Southern California market. The company offers a wide variety of parts, but specializes in brake, steering and suspension parts.
With annual member sales in excess of $1 billion, VIPAR is an integrated network of independent businesses in the heavy duty parts aftermarket in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.