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FleetPride acquires Republic Diesel

FleetPride, Inc. has acquired the assets of Republic Diesel truck parts and service business. The acquisition includes Republic Diesel's heavy-duty parts and service operations in Jeffersonville, ...

White paper: 5 ways to improve order fulfillment

A new white paper from Kardex Remstar reviews five order improvement strategies. There’s always room for improvement in a picking operation – whether it’s faster throughput, optimized labor productivity, increased accuracy, improved space utilization or better accommodation of demand spikes. Download the white paper here.

Ox Bodies adds Walters

Ox Bodies, Inc. announces Brenda Walters has joined the company as site controller. In her new position, Walters will have direct responsibility for all financial accounting ...

Fontaine Fifth Wheel hires McCann

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has hired Chuck McCann to serve as key account manager for the Midwest region. In this role, Fontaine says McCann will be responsible for maintaining relationships with significant fleet and dealer customers. “Chuck knows the trucking industry, and his experience in the Great Lakes region will enable ...

Davis retires from Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries announces the retirement of Steve Davis, national OEM/OES truck sales manager, effective July, 2014. Davis retires after more than fifteen years with Phillips Industries and a long history of successful management in the heavy-duty industry. During his tenure with Phillips, Davis has played an integral role in developing ...

Distributor of the Year finalists announced

Truck Parts & Service is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Distributor of the Year award: Blaine Brothers, (Blaine, Minn.), Sadler Power Train (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Six Robblees’ (Seattle); and Wheelco (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Now in its 13th year, the Distributor of the Year award program highlights the ...

Hadley appoints Lampen

Hadley announces the appointment of Tim Lampen to the position of fleet/dealer account manager. In this role, Hadley says Lampen is responsible for developing new business within the fleet and dealer industry. The company says Lampen will head up the sales of Hadley’s new electronic height control system, “SmartValve,” to ...

Surviving business struggles in the aftermarket

This is Part III of Truck Parts & Service's three-part special report on aftermarket family businesses. For an introduction, CLICK HERE. Joyful as it can be, leading a family business is not without challenges. If pride in a job well done is one of the biggest selling points, the stress of the job ...

The joys of running the family business

This is Part II of Truck Parts & Service's three-part special report on aftermarket family businesses. For an introduction, CLICK HERE. Those who’ve done it say running a family business can be incredibly rewarding, keeping active family involved and drawing others into the industry. “It’s not about making money to me,” says Joe ...

SPECIAL REPORT: All in the family

Trucking has always been filled with successful family businesses. Many of the largest fleets in North America — Swift, J.B. Hunt, Schneider, Werner Enterprises —started as small family businesses, as did some of the industry’s most recognizable truck brands — Kenworth, Mack, Peterbilt. While some of those large scale ...