Topics Management

Snap-on’s CEO urges industry collaboration to fight technician shortage

The numbers are staggering. After 24 hours, supermarkets run out of fresh foods. After 72 hours, people start hoarding food; gas stations run out of fuel. By the end of a week, our retail marketplace shuts down. These are the facts associated with a potential shut down of the ...

Bendix offers tips for CVSA Brake Safety Week

In support of the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week campaign and inspections – taking place Sept. 8-14 – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is recommending fleets and drivers familiarize themselves with the CVSA inspection requirements and procedures. Also known as Operation Air Brake, the effort is ...

VIPAR’s Crowley discusses upcoming conference

Late next month, distributors from throughout North America will travel to southwestern Florida for VIPAR's annual business meeting and conference, ...

Largest-Ever leadership class at Northwood

The University of the Aftermarket kicked off this year’s Leadership 2.0 last week with the largest class in the program’s 20-year history. On Sunday, August 25, the class of 40 aftermarket professionals gathered for a welcome reception, dinner and speech delivered by AASA President Bill Long. Leadership 2.0 is a ...

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 ...

Tidewater Fleet Supply makes fastest growing companies list

Inc. magazine has ranked Tidewater Fleet Supply 4,385th on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs, the company says. “We are honored to be ...

Early registration for MERA conference ends next week

Early registration for the second annual Motor & Equipment Remanufacturer’s Association (MERA) Remanufacturing and Sustainability Conference, set for Oct. 2 in Troy, Mich., will expire on Aug. 31. Interested parties can save $100 by signing up before the end of the month. To sign up now, CLICK HERE. This year’s ...

Two dealers searching for heavy-duty service managers

Vanguard Truck Center of Houston and a second truck dealer in the Ohio/Pennsylvania area have posted service management job openings with Successful Dealer. The dealers are looking candidates with experience and long-term success operating a service department. Both postings are listed in their entirety with contact information HERE.

Economist says growth appears slow moving forward

Though the U.S. economy remains slow, Americans need not worry about another dip into recession anytime soon. That’s the cautiously optimistic forecast economist Jeff Rosensweig passed along in the final session the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas. Even as Europe struggles and the boom in China slows, robust ...

A clean sell: Providing DPF cleaning

For the service providers out there, what do you offer in your preventive maintenance package? Do you include diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning? If you don’t, it’s not a bad idea to consider adding it. Most DPFs in use in North American trucks today can be cleaned in an hour ...