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New website from Optronics

Optronics International announces its newly revamped website is now live and more functional than ever. Optronics says the site includes database-driven content that is updated on ...

BF Goodrich updates website

BFGoodrich Truck Tires has redesigned its website. The company says the redesign was performed with the help of its customers who were asked what features would be most valuable to help them better manage their business. The result, BF Goodrich says, is a more interactive and user-friendly website that provides quick access to the site’s ...

MAHLE Service Solutions to be featured on Motorhead Garage

MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions, formerly MAHLE RTI, will be featured on Tuesday’s episode of Motorhead Garage on Velocity. The segment will feature the division’s director of sales, Keith Korchma explaining the benefits of the company’s EV-1 Exhaust Ventilation System that helps automotive repair shops safely ventilate exhaust fumes. The episode ...

Polentes joins Decisiv

Decisiv announces Vince Polentes has joined as its vice president of North American Sales. According to the company, Polentes will lead a team focused on expanding Decisiv’s unique service management ecosystem by adding new fleets, managed maintenance providers, commercial vehicle manufacturers and service provider networks. “I am excited by ...

CAT leader to keynote reman conference

Robert Paternoga, general manager, remanufacturing, Caterpillar Inc., will deliver the evening keynote address during the MERA-Golisano remanufacturing and sustainability conference on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. “Bob Paternoga’s experience and outlook related to remanufacturing and sustainability will be well-received ...

Aftermarket Distribution Summit to feature GenNext reception

GenNext will hold a reception at the upcoming CVSN Aftermarket Distribution Summit on Sept. 15 in Nashville. The reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. after the first day of general sessions. GenNext is a non-profit organization that is focused on educating, mentoring and recruiting the next ...

Webasto partners with country singer for promotion

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America plans to show truck drivers and owner-operators an exciting time at NASCAR events with new partner Chelsea Bain. Bain is set to performing live on the Webasto stage at four upcoming NASCAR events as part of the 2014 Webasto Concert Series. The events are ...

GALLERY – The best of Overdrive’s ‘Pride & Polish’

Buried in the midst of a hectic five days in Dallas last week was Overdrive magazine’s annual ‘Pride & Polish’ truck beauty contest. Pride & Polish is the premier truck beauty championship series in North America; honoring creativity, excellence and dedication to truck drivers who go above and beyond ...

Phelps joins Rugby

Rugby Manufacturing has hired Gary Phelps to its inside sales team. Phelps will be responsible for working directly with Rugby Distributors on quoting, parts and other distributor needs. Prior to joining Rugby, Phelps worked in construction. “We are excited and pleased to have Gary join our Rugby team,” says Ray ...

United Auto Supply joins forces with APH

Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH), a family-owned auto parts distributor and store group, and La Crosse, Wis.-based United Auto Supply Inc., a leading privately held distributor and store group, have announced plans to join forces. United’s 13 locations will join APH’s family of corporate stores and fly the Auto ...