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Dorman holding ‘tech of the month’ contest

Dorman Products is currently holding a Service technician and Counterperson of the Month contest on its website. The contest comes just days after Dorman’s announcement that it is holding a technician video training contest where technicians can send the company helpful service videos for prizes and the opportunity to ...

Photos from VIPAR Heavy Duty’s annual meeting

I just returned to the office after two wonderful days on the beach at VIPAR Heavy Duty's annual meeting in Marco Island, Fla. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, this year's meeting pulled in a record crowd. Filled with educational sessions for stockholders and suppliers, as well as one-on-one meetings, ...

CVSN installs new directors

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) installed three new directors to its board at its Aftermarket Distribution Summit last month in Nashville. In an effort to ...

Multiple receptions scheduled at VIPAR Heavy Duty meeting

When VIPAR Heavy Duty members reach Florida next week for the group’s annual meeting, set for Oct. 19-24 at the Marco Island Marriott in Marco Island, Fla., they will have multiple chances to celebrate. Now in its 25th year, VIPAR Heavy Duty will host an anniversary celebration at 7:30 ...

Time to register for HDAW, related events

It might not seem like it, but the opening general session of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2015 is only three months away. Now in its 10th year, HDAW 2015 is sure to be an excellent conference for the heavy-duty aftermarket. This year’s event will feature the largest trade show ...

ATDynamics to benefit from Canadian rule

ATDynamics announces on Oct. 1, 2014, Canada’s Ministers of Transportation and Highway Safety approved an amendment to the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Memorandum of Understanding on Interprovincial Weights and Dimensions (MOU), which will now allow full length, maximum efficiency TrailerTails to operate within all Canadian Provinces. The MOU serves to harmonize vehicle ...

Cummins team wins scholarship contest

A Cummins-backed team has nabbed first prize in the Tauber Institute for Global Operations Spotlight! Team Project Showcase Scholarship Competition. The team consisted of students Ankur Agarwal (MSCM '14), Joshua (Shijun) Ma (EGL BSE/MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering '15), and Nikhil Vajandar (MSCM '14). The team was tasked to ...

Minimizer custom mud flaps offer more advantages than off-the-rack mud flaps

Not only does Minimizer offer personalized mud flaps for heavy-duty trucks, they come with many advantages and a one-year warranty that’s not often available in the aftermarket accessories arena. Minimizer Custom Mud Flaps are made of durable polyethylene material rather than low- blend hybrid polypropylene which is brittle. Polyethylene ...

New Commercial Fleet Tire Digest from PSI

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is focusing on five priorities: electronic logging devices; CSA; safety fitness data; unified registration systems; and roadside inspection software improvement program, PSI’s Al Cohn writes in this month’s Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. Cohn says FMCSA identified these priorities during a presentation at ...

New engineering VP at Reyco Granning

Reyco Granning has hired of John Stuart as vice president of engineering. With more than 24 years of experience in engineering for the transportation industry, Stuart has served in senior leadership positions for some of the leading manufacturing companies in both the trailer and powered vehicle markets, Reyco Granning ...