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Palfinger partners with Darr Equipment

Palfinger North America has named Darr Equipment Company a new truck-mounted forklift dealer in the states of Texas and Oklahoma. ...

Myers joins Talbert Manufacturing

Talbert Manufacturing has hired Rick Myers as its director of materials. In his new role, Talbert says Myers will oversee deliveries, material purchases, warranty fulfillment and ...

Pickens set to open Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference

T. Boone Pickens, the man dubbed the “Oracle of Oil” by CNBC, will be the opening speaker at the fourth annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference (CVOC) on Aug. 21 in Dallas. Pickens will offer a motivational talk on leadership, his career and U.S. energy, including alternative fuels. Pickens’ most ...

Register now for upcoming CVSN event

Registration is now open for the annual CVSN Aftermarket Distribution Summit, set to be held Sept. 15-18, 2013 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa, Calif. According to CVSN, this year’s the Summit is packed with excellent industry events. There are educational sessions, strategic planning sessions, business presentations, ...

The roadblocks to a Natural Gas revolution

Math and "pencil pushers" won't bring about a revolution in America's fueling preferences according to Thomas O'Brien, president and CEO TravelCenters of America, who spoke before an audience gathered at the ACT Expo in Washington D.C. Tuesday. Instead, revolution will come from visionaries who are willing to overcome what ...

ADS convention set for July

The Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) will hold its International Trade Show and Convention from July 30 to Aug. 2, 2013 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. According to ADS, the convention allows businesses, owners and employees to increase their service to customers and expand their knowledge ...

Suspension system service: Knowledge is power

Class 7 and 8 truck and trailer combinations are heavy. A Class 8 commercial truck weighs more than 33,000 lbs. Its Class 7 counterpart weighs in between 26,000 and 33,000 lbs. Combined with a full trailer in tow, on-highway trucking rigs can tip the scales at up to 80,000 ...

Sanford Rose Associates seeks Director of Service

Sanford Rose Associates is currently seeking a Director of Service in the New York area. Organization Level:  Staff              Organization:  Service Organization Reports To:  COO                                 Locations:  8 in NYC area Position Purpose An integral and vital part of any dealership is the service department and the manner in which it builds open, ...

Filling a need: Specialization is a great way to carve out your niche

When you make a living in the distribution business, you know what it’s like to battle on price. Customers are always looking for the best deal, and if you only offer them the part they need, you better be affordable. Fortunately for heavy-duty aftermarket distributors, commercial trucking fleets also ...

ATA creates maintenance management tool

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) has released a Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) tool to document fleet maintenance. TMC says the VMRS tool can document when, how and whey maintanenance is performed, help improve equipment and parts inventory control, identify where money is spent to help ...