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Powderly joins BettsHD

BettsHD has named Ed Powderly as vice president of sales. Most recently, Powderly was business development manager, aftermarket, for Hendrickson USA, LLC. Powderly will report to ...

Bergstrom announces management appointments

Bergstrom Inc., has appointed Jim Elliott to global vice president of program management, and Gus Anton to division president of ...

Six steps toward an effective service facility

One of the biggest obstacles in improving service shop productivity is building design.Bad processes can be written and improved but expanding a tiny shop is a much more challenging (and expensive) task. Which means for service providers looking to improve the functionality of an existing location, you have to ...

Blast from the past: Turning cores into cash

This article is originally from the September 2013 issue of Truck Parts & Service, and is a supplement to an upcoming May magazine feature on remanufactured part sales growth in today's aftermarket. You wouldn’t throw cash away, or toss a pile of checks in the trash. So why are there old ...

Distribution: An industry at a crossroads?

Bob Greenwood is adamant. Heavy-duty aftermarket distribution is at a crossroads. The president and CEO at Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre says the aftermarket is on the cusp of a major change, one that will impact every business within the industry whether they like it or not. And perhaps more ...

GenNext holds reception at HDA Truck Pride meeting

GenNext HD held a reception for current members and interested parties last Wednesday before opening of the 2015 HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting in San Antonio. GenNext President Steve Hansen kicked off the event by describing the non-profit organization's successful 2014, and the group's vision for the coming year. ...

MERA adds new team member

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) has hired Brian Hall as senior director, membership and sales. MERA says Hall is primarily responsible for membership recruitment, retention and engagement, as well as the planning and execution of key events and executive council meetings. Hall was most recently with the Automotive Industry ...

Creating distinction in your operation

If you were a customer, would you do business with your company? That’s an interesting question to ponder, but unfortunately one not enough business owners are willing to ask themselves, says Scott McKain. Speaking at the HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting Thursday in San Antonio, McKain says self-evaluation is one ...

Consistency breeds success

Your customers loathe downtime. Every minute their trucks sit cost them in lost revenue and maintenance expenses. Which is why when you quote them three hours on a repair, they aren’t thrilled to find out it’s going to take six. While no repairs are exactly the same every time, your ...

The Distributor of the Year nomination period is now open

Dear readers, Truck Parts & Service has opened the nomination period for its 2015 Distributor of the Year award. Now in its 14th year, the Distributor of the Year award recognizes the best of the independent aftermarket. Announced annually in January at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, the Distributor of ...