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Inland Truck Parts expands in Texas

Inland Truck Parts announces it opened a new 31,000 sq. ft. facility on Jan. 26, 2015, to better serve its customers in the greater Lubbock, Texas area. "We've always been committed to providing high-quality parts and superior service," says Inland General Manager Doug McClure. "This move allows us to employ all of our new diagnostics, tooling ...

How and why to build a customer loyalty program

 The heavy-duty trucking industry prides itself on relationships. Relationships between suppliers and distributors. Between distributors and end users. Between suppliers and OEMs. Even between competing OEMs.It’s an industry where loyalty is earned, valued and appreciated. Now it also can be rewarded. Through the implementation of customer loyalty programs, heavy-duty ...

Tracer Products promotes Testa

Tracer Products has announced the promotion of Gary Testa to the position of national sales manager. Testa joined Tracer Products 14 years ago as a sales ...

Bendix building a new headquarters

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will construct a new headquarters in Northeast Ohio, expected to be within a 20-mile radius of its current Elyria location. Bendix says the date for groundbreaking for the new headquarters has not yet been finalized and is contingent on final approvals from state and ...

Dayton Parts adds to sales team

Dayton Parts LLC has hired Joe Urban as its new district sales manager for Delaware, Maryland, southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, western New York and West Virginia. Urban recently graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and prior was a Sergeant serving two tours in Iraq. “As ...

Hadley announces new aftermarket hires

Hadley is expanding its national aftermarket presence with the addition of Jim Clark as national fleet and dealer manager, and reporting to Clark is Jim Zwald as regional fleet and dealer manager. Hadley says Clark and Zwald will develop and manage customer engagement through Hadley’s national network of direct ...

Fleetline hires Barnes as sales manager

Fleetline has hired Patrick Barnes as OEM sales manager. Fleetline says he will be responsible for strengthening relationships with truck manufacturers, developing new business opportunities within that segment, and increasing market share. “We are very excited to welcome Patrick to our team at Fleetline. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and ...

TMC honors industry leaders, updates leadership

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) honored several of its members Wednesday with a variety of awards for their important service to the council during its Annual Meeting in Nashville. These awards included: Fred Trammel, shop manager, Transport America, Atlanta, who was honored with the Excellence in Maintenance Supervision Award; Gary ...

The challenge of fleet utilization during a tech shortage

Fleet utilization is defined as the percentage of power units a fleet has on the road generating revenue at any given time. But when it comes to actually describing utilization, the explanation is a lot longer than a single sentence definition. During a technical session Wednesday at the Technology ...

Power Heavy Duty caps productive meeting at HDAW

Members of Power Heavy Duty met together at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) in Las Vegas last month to review the group’s achievements since becoming part of the VIPAR Heavy Duty family of companies. “Since Power Heavy Duty became part of the VIPAR Heavy Duty family of companies, we’ve ...