FleetPride, others join Gabriel distribution network

News Jason Cannon March 20, 2013

The Original Gabriel has signed agreements with four new master distributors of its Fleetline and GasSLX products to the heavy-duty aftermarket, effective immediately.

The four newly appointed distributors are: Aurora Parts and Accessories, LLC; Automann USA; FleetPride, Inc. and Fort Garry Industries LTD.

Gabriel is discerning in its selection, ensuring that the end customer’s experience with a master distributor is consistent with the Gabriel brand, its heritage and its enduring quality products, the company says. Gabriel says it recently parted ways with its previous distribution source, removing a layer separating it from its master distributors and customers.

“Having a more direct distribution channel has been our goal for some time and we welcome direct interaction with our heavy-duty aftermarket customers,” says Lisa Bahash, president and CEO. “Heavy-duty customers will receive excellent service through Gabriel’s long-established distribution system and know-how.”

The Gabriel lineup includes Fleetline 83,000 series shocks for Class 3-6 vehicles, Fleetline 85,000 series for Class 6-8 trucks, buses and trailers, Fleetline cab shocks, and GasSLX, an adjustable shock for Class 7-8 trucks and buses.