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Westrans Winnipeg hires Legoff

Westrans Company has hired Derek LeGoff as its new Winnipeg-based sales representative. “I have a background as owner-operator of a trucking business for 14 years,” says ...

GenNext announces upcoming events

GenNext will hold receptions at upcoming aftermarket events as it continues to expand in its second year. After a successful reception last month at the HDA ...

Bendix names Platinum distributors for 2014

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC once again recognizes channel partners in its Premier Distributor Program (PDP) that have delivered exceptional ...

TMC fall meeting and SuperTech 2014 set for September

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2014 Fall Meeting and 10th annual National Technician Skills Competition — TMC SuperTech 2014 — Sept. 22-25, 2014 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Fla. The meeting theme, “Celebrating Technical Achievement,” will be carried out through ...

Filipiak joins Midwest Truck & Auto Parts

Midwest Truck & Auto Parts has hired Steve Filipiak as its new director of marketing. The company says Filipiak will be responsible for driving the company’s global marketing strategy in order to strengthen the company’s brands and advance business goals. He also will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day ...

Who will win the 2014 Distributor of the Year?

That’s the answer everyone will be asking next January at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) in Las Vegas. But for us to decide who wins then, we need feedback from you now. Who do you think should win the 2014 Distributor of the Year? By nominating up to three distributors here ...

Republic Diesel acquires Center Automotive

Republic Diesel, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., has acquired certain of the assets of Center Automotive Machine, in Akron, Ohio. The new name will be Center Diesel & Machine, a division of Republic Diesel, and will operate at the same location, 274 E. South Street, Akron, Ohio.  In addition, Republic ...

Distributor of the Year nominees rolling in

After a month into the open nomination period for the 13th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award, nominees have started piling up. Nominations continue to roll in, and we want to encourage everyone in the aftermarket to keep sending in your thoughts on who deserves ...

Adding product lines

Good aftermarket inventory is ever-changing. But adding new product lines takes more than just finding space on a warehouse shelf. To truly succeed with new products, distributors must evaluate growth opportunities within a customer base, target areas that are underserved and select the right products to fill voids. Increasing sales ...

East Bay Tire Co. named new manager, replacement for retiring founder

East Bay Tire Co. (EBT), a wholesale and commercial tire dealer, has hired Dean Barnhart as the new manager for R&G Tire Center on the Big Island, Hawaii and oversee both the Hilo and Kona service locations. This change follows the announcement of the retirement of Rod Carvalho, founder ...