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Marx Group forms Collision Division

Tom Marx, CEO of Marx Group Advisors, announces the formation of a new business segment in the collision repair/paint, body and equipment (PBE) segment of ...

NCIS, NTN conduct counterfeiting raid

NTN has announced the results of a joint raid it participated in with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). The raid was conducted on bearing storage location near Charleston, S.C. on June 25 after NCIS agents concluded a warehouse was illegally distributing low-quality, counterfeited bearings directly to consumers. NTN ...

The Retread Tire Association continues to grow

Exxon Mobil Chemical Company, Baytown, Texas, International Tire Repair Solutions Inc., Canada, and Quality Truck Treads, Claxton, Ga. Are the newest members of the Retread Tire Association (RTA). “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of support our exciting new association continues to receive from ...

Three easy steps to finding a part

A customer comes into your store and he needs a part. You get the SKU, look it up in your inventory management software and nothing comes up. Been there before? You check again. Nothing. Then maybe you go back and look on a shelf. Not there, either. You don’t have ...

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 ...

MERA adds a pair

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) has added Instrument Sales & Service and MD Publications as its newest member companies. MERA says its mission is to advance the remanufacturing industry and the business interests of its members. Its network of remanufacturers, suppliers and professional services firms — operating ...

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 ...

Rush Enterprises aftermarket sales booming

Rush Enterprises aftermarket services remained strong and accounted for approximately 62 percent of the company's total gross profits for the second quarter of 2014. Second quarter parts, service and body shop revenues increased by 36 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2013. This contributed to a record ...

Webb Wheel redesigns, reduces weight of TN trailer hub

Webb Wheel OEM says it has redesigned its 25,000 pound axle-rated TN trailer hub to make it lighter and to simplify brake drum installation. The new patent pending design of Webb 2023 TN trailer hub includes a scalloped flange which reduces the overall weight. By incorporating ten total drum pilots ...

Surviving business struggles in the aftermarket

This is Part III of Truck Parts & Service's three-part special report on aftermarket family businesses. For an introduction, CLICK HERE. Joyful as it can be, leading a family business is not without challenges. If pride in a job well done is one of the biggest selling points, the stress of the job ...