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DOTY Finalist: Six Robblees’

There’s no shortage of product lines at Six Robblees’. With locations stretching from central Alaska to California and as far east as the Rocky Mountains, the Seattle-based distributor has a wide variety of customers. Each runs different routes, has different trucks and needs different parts. And while serving them all is a challenge, Six Robblees’ perseveres. The company didn’t achieve ...

CRM expert to present at HDAW

Randy MacLean, founder of Waypoint Analytics, will be a featured presenter at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2015, scheduled for Jan. 26-29, 2015 at the Mirage in Las Vegas. HDAW organizers says MacLean’s presentation, Elevating Sales Systems Using Analytics & CRM, will focus on three major topics: Why companies are actually making more money than they ...

CK Commercial Vehicle Research fleet study now available

CK Commercial Vehicle Research has completed its 2014 annual fleet study. Sixty-six representatives from small, medium and large for-hire, private and government fleets operating 40,000-plus Class 8 vehicles responded to this year’s 20-question survey covering: Planned 2015 truck and trailer purchases for replacement and added capacity, brand choices, driver ...

Mitsubishi Electric inks distribution deal with VIPAR

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has signed a long-term agreement with VIPAR Heavy Duty, making its heavy duty electrical components available to more than 500 VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors. “We are pleased to forge this alliance with VIPAR Heavy Duty as we expand our heavy duty ...

JOST now a distributor for Edbro hydraulic cylinders

JOST International says it has added Edbro hydraulic cylinders to its range of products available in the U.S. Edbro has been manufacturing hydraulic cylinders for over a century, and the new Edbro Ultra range of hydraulic cylinders now available in the U.S. have been developed to be lighter, stronger and ...

The benefits of big data

Big data could be a big advantage for your business At least that's what Kevin McGirl, co-owner of Sales-i, told attendees during a presentation at the VIPAR Heavy Duty annual meeting Tuesday in Marco Island, Fla. According to McGirl, data collection and analytics is the quickest growing industry in the ...

VIPAR celebrates 25 years of success

The silver anniversary for VIPAR Heavy Duty has been good as gold. Speaking at the opening general session of the group's annual meeting Monday in Marco Island, Fla., VIPAR Heavy Duty President and CEO Steve Crowley says the buying group is on its way to its best year ever. Projections ...

Tech demand outpacing schools’ ability to supply them

Growing up, there was little doubt Jeremy Dones would join the military. What might come after was anybody’s guess. “I always liked trucks,” he says. “It was kind of a family thing; always working on stuff and fixing things.” After a four-year tour of duty with the U.S. Marine ...

Surplus-Solutions adds new parts to site

Surplus-Solutions.com, an online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of surplus parts, has added construction parts to its inventory. Amher, an International dealer in Mexico, listed 475 Case parts on the site last week for light duty construction and farm parts for Case skidsteers and tractors. "We are excited to be broadening ...

Minimizer CFO up for CFO of the Year Award

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named Minimizer's Christopher Thorpe “CT” an honoree for this year's CFO of the Year Award in the small private company category. He, along with all the other 2014 nominees, will be recognized Nov. 13 at a luncheon and profiled in a special publication the next day. “I'm very ...