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Blast from the past: Turning cores into cash

This article is originally from the September 2013 issue of Truck Parts & Service, and is a supplement to an ...

Distribution: An industry at a crossroads?

Bob Greenwood is adamant. Heavy-duty aftermarket distribution is at a crossroads. The president and CEO at Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre says the aftermarket is on the cusp of a major change, one that will impact every business within the industry whether they like it or not. And perhaps more ...

GenNext holds reception at HDA Truck Pride meeting

GenNext HD held a reception for current members and interested parties last Wednesday before opening of the 2015 HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting in San Antonio. GenNext President Steve Hansen kicked off the event by describing the non-profit organization's successful 2014, and the group's vision for the coming year. ...

MERA adds new team member

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) has hired Brian Hall as senior director, membership and sales. MERA says Hall is primarily responsible for membership recruitment, retention and engagement, as well as the planning and execution of key events and executive council meetings. Hall was most recently with the Automotive Industry ...

Creating distinction in your operation

If you were a customer, would you do business with your company? That’s an interesting question to ponder, but unfortunately one not enough business owners are willing to ask themselves, says Scott McKain. Speaking at the HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting Thursday in San Antonio, McKain says self-evaluation is one ...

Consistency breeds success

Your customers loathe downtime. Every minute their trucks sit cost them in lost revenue and maintenance expenses. Which is why when you quote them three hours on a repair, they aren’t thrilled to find out it’s going to take six. While no repairs are exactly the same every time, your ...

The Distributor of the Year nomination period is now open

Dear readers, Truck Parts & Service has opened the nomination period for its 2015 Distributor of the Year award. Now in its 14th year, the Distributor of the Year award recognizes the best of the independent aftermarket. Announced annually in January at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, the Distributor of ...

University of the Aftermarket introduces online courses

The University of the Aftermarket, an operating unit of Northwood University, is offering aftermarket professionals nine online courses that will begin on either May 18 or June 29, 2015. The courses enable industry professionals to earn continuing education units (CEUs) that can be applied toward their AAP (Automotive Aftermarket ...

Rondini joins Marx Group Advisors

Denise Rondini has joined Marx Group Advisors as a vice president and member of the company's Advisory Board. In addition to her new role, Rondini will continue as president of Rondini Communications, a company specializing in researching and writing about the medium- and heavy-duty trucking industry. Her clients include ...

Walter Surface Technologies appoints new leader

Walter Surface Technologies announces Michael Christodoulou has been appointed as president and COO of the company. Prior to joining Walter, Christodoulou was president of Cummins Eastern Canada LP, the distributor for Cummins Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing, sale and service of diesel engines. Christodoulou began working ...

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