Lucas Deal

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Summit Racing adds Dorman HD product lines

May 19, 2016

Summit Racing Equipment, one of North America's leading automotive performance parts and accessories company, is now carrying Dorman HD Solutions parts for heavy-duty trucks. Summit says the high likelihood that it has many crossover customers operating in the heavy-duty and automotive industries motivated the decision to add the components. "It's not so far-fetched for a high performance automotive and racing parts company to be in the big-rig parts business--many over-the-road ...

Meritor adds imaging tool to aid in product marketing

May 18, 2016

Meritor has purchased a 360-degree imaging system and is in the midst of building an expansive high-quality photo library for its entire parts catalog. The program will allow Meritor to provide added visibility for distributors and customers when searching for Meritor parts online, the company says. Meritor purchased the photography equipment last fall and began building a prioritized database to determine which parts first needed to be ...

Distributor of the Year nominations pouring in

May 18, 2016

We are halfway through the 2016 Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year open nomination period, and if our pace continues, we expect to receive record number of submissions. As readers know, anyone active in the ...

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