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Aftermarket family business facts

Family businesses. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, the expression always carries cache. Which isn’t to say there’s nothing special about operating a non-family business or corporation, not at all, it’s just that when one comes across a prosperous family business, it’s easy to be impressed. Running a successful family business in today’s economy demands ...

Agenda released for SOLD ‘15

The schedule has been released for the third annual Service Opportunities Learning Days (SOLD), set for Jan. 25-26, 2015 at the Mirage in Las Vegas preceding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2015. SOLD has grown rapidly since its introduction in 2013. After pulling in more than 300 attendees at its first two events, SOLD has expanded ...

Theme announced for 2015 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week has announced its theme and leadership for next year’s milestone 10th anniversary. Set for Jan. 26-29, 2015 ...

Miss HDAW’14? Check out this rewind from Vegas

If you flew out of Las Vegas and away from Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) without at least one nugget of new knowledge, you spent way too much time on the gaming floor. Record numbers flooded the showroom and packed educational sessions in and around the Terry Fator Theatre ...

AA Wheel & Truck Supply CEO to lead HDAW’14 luncheon

Nancy Ringel, CEO and co-owner of AA Wheel & Truck Supply Inc., will present at the annual HDAW Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Luncheon Jan. 29 during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2014. HDAW'14 will take place at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Before purchasing the company, Ringel worked in different roles ...

The 11th Annual Trucks Parts & Service Distributor of the Year Award

Eleven years ago Truck Parts & Service embarked on a program to recognize the best in heavy-duty truck parts distribution. The award continues to stand as the independent aftermarket’s most respected and highest honor. This year’s nominees for Distributor of the Year are the top performing distributors, as chosen ...

Guest Column

Dumb and Dumber   By John Bzeta Fleet Brake         As I write this article, I do so in front of the mirror, as I should be listening to what I am saying. I have been fortunate to meet and visit with several of my peers over the years at industry events like ...

Guest Column

Predictability   By Tom Stewart Carolina Rim & Wheel     The dictionary defines “predictability” as the degree to which a correct prediction or forecast can be made. As we enter the second half of 2012, questions regarding this industry persist. How does the aftermarket look? How can we make accurate predictions going forward? And ...

Guest Column

Change Your Corporate Culture To Enable Change The corporate culture theme of this year’s HDAW was interesting on a number of levels, especially since most small companies couldn’t find their own culture with a search warrant. “Good chemistry with the guys” is the best most do. However, the meeting’s focus ...

Guest Column

Is Measurable Management Really A Foreign Concept? At the recent HDAW meeting, I had the chance to catch up with a number of old pals and get a sense of the "buzz in the biz". I was a little surprised at the interest ‘consolidation’ and 'private equity’ had reacquired. Not ...