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Bret Baier talks mid-terms at CVOC

The upcoming mid-term election and civil unrest globally dominated discussion when Fox News Anchor Bret Baier took to the stage Wednesday at the fifth-annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas. Baier says this November's election is setting up nice for the Republican Party. "This year could be a wave win for the Republicans," Baier says. "Some ...

Bendix Spicer celebrates birthday

Ten years ago, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, LLC – companies with almost 200 combined years in the commercial vehicle industry – created Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB). Their joint venture celebrates its first decade this week as a single, complete source for OE brake system design, manufacturing, hardware, ...

Northwood holds Heavy Duty Leadership course

Twenty-seven heavy-duty aftermarket professionals gathered at Northwood University earlier this month for the third-annual Heavy Duty Leadership education conference. Heavy Duty ...

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, Ind., as well as Kentucky locations in Louisville (Jennings Lane), Lexington, and Prestonsburg. Republic Diesel will continue to operate its driveline repair, machining and ...

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 at the Fayette, Ala. facility, the company says. “We are thrilled to have Brenda joining our team,” says Bob Fines, TBEI, president and CEO.  ...

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 ...