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Shell sees possible fuel economy benefits with new oil category

At some point in 2016 or 2017, diesel engine oil proposed category 11 (PC-11) will debut in North America. While an introductory date is still up in the air, the makeup of the PC-11 category is beginning to come into focus, says Dan Arcy, OEM technology manager at Shell. Arcy ...

Surplus-Solutions.com improves website

Surplus-Solutions.com, an online marketplace for buying and selling surplus parts and labor, has unveiled a new website homepage and search ...

Dieli to present at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) and MacKay & Company have announced the title and description of the presentation to be given by Dr. Bob Dieli of RDLB, Inc. as part of the third-annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) conference. Set for Jan. 26, 2015 at The Mirage in ...

Kaufman, Baer among Northwood education award winners

Heavy-duty industry professionals Derek Kaufman and Chris Baer are among the honorees Northwood University will celebrate during the 39th annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Awards during AAPEX 2014 next month in Las Vegas. Seven noted automotive aftermarket professionals will receive honors during a ceremony on Nov. 4, 2014. Northwood ...

Betts Truck Parts & Service completes branding initiative

Betts Truck Parts & Service, one of three divisions of the Betts Company, has announced the completion of a strategic branding initiative that began last year. Betts Company has executed its plan to develop marketing collateral for all divisions tailored to the company's updated brand profile along with the ...

Integrating online sales into your operation

United States retail e-commerce totaled $75 billion in the second quarter of 2014, according to a report released in August by the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce. Though e-commerce accounted for only 6.4 percent of total retail sales during that period, the Department of Commerce says the e-commerce ...

Diesel Parts of America publishes new website, smartphone apps

Diesel Parts of America (DPA) has launched a new e-commerce site, www.dpausa.com. This site offers over 50,000 items for heavy equipment engine applications for all U.S. and Canadian customers.  DPA is a prime manufacturer and re-manufacturer of diesel fuel injectors and components for heavy equipment engine applications. DPA also offers an ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...