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ContiTech Air Spring Systems presenting at HDAW this week

ContiTech Air Spring Systems is presenting its product designs for the air spring replacement market in booth 1221 at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas this week. "For us, the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week is one of the most important events worldwide and is the ideal meeting place ...

TBEI adds territory manager

Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) has hired Robert (Bob) Plichta as the new South Central territory manager for the Crysteel, Rugby, and DuraClass ...

GALLERY – The aftermarket heads to Vegas

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2015 doesn't officially begin until this evening, but on Sunday many members of the aftermarket touched down in Las Vegas in preparation for the industry's premiere event. And with Service Opportunities Learning Day (SOLD) kicking off on Sunday, the aftermarket activities have already begun.

Registration still open for Monday’s MERA event

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) will host the next meeting of the MERA CEO Council before the start of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at the Mirage in Las Vegas. The agenda features an executive insight session on managing ...

MAHLE Aftermarket names annual champion technician

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. recently named Las Vegas native, Kevin Roche as the fourth annual MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician. Roche was awarded the title based on his entry in the MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician contest, which is designed to spotlight talented and forward thinking engine technicians and specialists nationwide. Roche was ...

University of the Aftermarket Foundation unveils new logo

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has introduced a new logo. “The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has seen great success in recent years, setting fundraising records and awarding more scholarships than ever before,” says Tim Lee, chairman of the foundation. “The time has come to update the foundation ...

Fleet transitioning to LED lights

Richland, Miss.-based KLLM-Frozen Foods Express will install Truck-Lite LED forward lighting on all new trucks, the company announced.  "We're excited to get the safety and maintenance benefits of LED lighting into as many vehicles as we can," says Homer Newsome, Senior VP of Customer Satisfaction at Truck-Lite. "It's huge ...

NHTSA grants petition to CMA and Double Coin

CMA and Double Coin has received formal notification from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) that they agree with the company’s position that noncompliant sidewall markings on certain TBR tire models is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. According to NHTSA, no additional obligation for providing a remedy ...

Timken and HDA Truck Pride to sponsor Winters Racing

Doug Winters and Winters Racing announce The Timken Company and HDA Truck Pride will support their team as Associate Sponsors for the 2015 NHRA Pro Modified season. “We are definitely thrilled to work with Timken and HDA Truck Pride," says Winters. "Our association with Meritor and Truck Supply Company ...

TBEI promotes Lee

Truck Bodies and Equipment International (TBEI) has promoted Steve Lee to engineering and quality manager at its Lake Crystal, Minn., facility. TBEI’s Lake Crystal facility manufactures the Crysteel, J-Craft and Ox SuperDump lines of dump bodies. "We are excited to expand Steve’s role within TBEI,” says Archie England, TBEI vice ...