Industry Briefs

HD America veteran Bill Feldewerth dies

Bill Feldeweth, 22-year veteran of Heavy Duty America (HDA) and 40-year veteran of the heavy-duty aftermarket, has died. Feldewerth started at Wagner Electric in the 1970s and spent many years there before joining HDA. “Bill was the most dedicated, focused employee you could ever ask for. He was loved and cursed by the vendors with whom he dealt in his purchasing role, but one thing stands out the most, he was ...

New FTR-CKCVR report tackles maintenance practices, parts purchasing activity

A new study undertaken by FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research combines survey information gathered from fleets with industry and analytic data to broaden the trucking industry’s knowledge base with regard to heavy-duty vehicle usage, maintenance practices and replacement parts purchasing activity. The 30-page report looks at the activity that drives equipment replacement and parts purchases such as vehicles age, typical trade cycles, miles driven per ...

Meritor makes donation to aid Louisiana flood relief efforts

Meritor has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts in Denham Springs, La., which was hard-hit by devastating flooding in August. The company made the contribution from the Meritor Trust Fund to help Denham Springs area residents recover from the flooding. An estimated 90 percent of homes and businesses were damaged in the southeast Louisiana town of 10,000 people. "We sincerely hope this ...


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