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Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue registration opens

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) has released the agenda for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue 2015. Next year’s event is again ...

GenNext to hold more webinars

GenNext announces it will host two quarterly educational webinars as part of its mantra to Educate, Mentor, and Recruit in the coming months. The group will hold a webinar with Nancy Friedman, “The Telephone Doctor” at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Oct. 8, and a webinar with leadership expert David Wheatley at 11 a.m. EST ...

Polentes joins Decisiv

Decisiv announces Vince Polentes has joined as its vice president of North American Sales. According to the company, Polentes will lead a team focused on expanding Decisiv’s unique service management ecosystem by adding new fleets, managed maintenance providers, commercial vehicle manufacturers and service provider networks. “I am excited by Decisiv’s proven impact on streamlining the ...

Former Colt Dungy will deliver Work Truck Show keynote

Former Indianapolis Colt head coach Tony Dungy will return to the city that he lead to its greatest success next year, delivering the keynote address at The Work Truck Show 2015. Dungy, whose teams averaged more wins in the regular season than those of any other head coach in NFL history, retired ...

First Call Truck Parts featured in local ad

Joe Ward, owner of First Call Truck Parts, and his business have been featured in an advertisement for a local bank in the Jacksonville, Fla. area. The advertisement, “Long Live Local,” showcases how the First Commerce Business Services is working to help local operations like First Call Truck Parts ...

Aftermarket pros hone skills at University of the Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 program

Retired Worldpac CEO Tom O’Hare shared industry insights and leadership and career management advice, drawing on his vast experience, to 36 automotive aftermarket professionals hailing from throughout the industry. The group gathered at Northwood University in Midland for the kickoff of the University of the Aftermarket’s latest Leadership ...

Aftermarket Distribution Summit to feature GenNext reception

GenNext will hold a reception at the upcoming CVSN Aftermarket Distribution Summit on Sept. 15 in Nashville. The reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. after the first day of general sessions. GenNext is a non-profit organization that is focused on educating, mentoring and recruiting the next ...

DOTY Finalist: Blaine Brothers

Clocks don’t mean that’s helped Blaine Brothers much at Blaine Brothers. Sure, all of their locations have them, but they are more decorative than anything. Customer downtime is the only time that really matters. “We try to have 100 percent complete customer satisfaction at all times,” says Kevin McCarty, vice president of ...

Getting involved in the aftermarket

The heavy-duty aftermarket is an industry of individuals. Talented, driven and financially savvy entrepreneurs populate all corners of the marketplace, and each equipped with different skill sets, these leaders have built strong businesses in an increasingly competi- tive marketplace. But just because a business is in the black doesn’t ...

CVSN announces private strategic planning participants for Summit

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) has announced the nine supplier companies who will host Private Strategic Planning Sessions at its upcoming summit in Nashville, Tenn.   CVSN says the participating this year in the one-hour meetings are: Accuride Wheel End Solutions Alcoa Wheel Products Bendix CVS Federal Mogul MotorParts KIC Meritor Minimizer SKF Stemco, LP CVSN says the ...