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Retread Tire Association grows once again

The following companies are the newest members of the Retread Tire Association (RTA): Carbon Activated Corp., Compton, Calif.; Great Lakes Tire, LLC, Warren, Mich.; Smith Brothers Tire Service, Sylvania, Ga.; Jay Tomlinson Tires, Inc., Canada; and MIG s.r.l., Italy. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the ...

Aftermarket expert will kickoff SOLD15 at HDAW

ACOFAS, organizer of this year’s SOLD15, has announced that the Fourth Annual SOLD program will be kicked off by Robert (Bob) Greenwood, an internationally recognized expert in the field of automotive service business management. This innovative program will address many vital issues affecting all of us in the service industry. SOLD was organized three ...

How to stop worrying and build a crisis management plan

When it comes to handling a crisis, Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” is the textbook example of what not to do. And while it’s safe to say the movie’s plot — U.S. Air Force general orders an ...

Accuride reaches new CBA for Gunite facility

Accuride Corporation has successfully reached a new four-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), Local 718, which represents 291 hourly associates at Accuride's facility in Rockford, Ill. The plant produces Gunite-brand brake drums, hubs and other wheel-end components for the North American ...

Donaldson announces changes to its board of directors

Donaldson Company announces Trudy Rautio has been appointed to its board of directors, effective Jan. 30, 2015. Rautio, 62, is president and CEO of Carlson (a global hospitality and travel company), a position she has held since 2012. Rautio has been a senior executive with Carlson since 1997 and has served ...

Former Congressman to speak at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) and MacKay & Company have announced the title and description of the presentation to be given by Geoff Davis of Republic Consulting as part of the third-annual annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) conference. Davis’ presentation, entitled “Politics, What Does It All Mean?” ...

Aperia, Velociti announce partnership

Velociti Inc. and Aperia Technologies have announced a new partnership. Under the agreement, Aperia will make Velociti’s project management and deployment services available to its customers for the installation of its Halo. “We place a premium on our customers' experience,” says Josh Carter, CEO and co-founder of Aperia. “With Velociti, ...

GenNext webinar keys in on ‘four choices of leadership’

The average employee makes dozens of choices every day that impact the performance of his business. Typically large choices are strategized and agonized over while other smaller decisions are made instinctively. But just because an employee doesn’t give a decision much thought doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter. An employee that ...

Profiling our Distributor of the Year finalists

It’s been another great year for the Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year program. After receiving votes for more than 30 aftermarket businesses during our open nomination process in the spring, we selected four great distributors as finalists for the 2014 award. Blaine Brothers, Sadler Power Train, ...

Omnitracs announces business changes

Omnitracs, LLC has renamed its FleetRisk Advisors business unit to Omnitracs Analytics, and has promoted Dean Croke to vice president over that business unit. Both developments reflect a renewed emphasis and expanded focus for Omnitracs on the value of predictive analytics and big data to improve operational efficiency, safety, driver ...