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MERA hosting reman tech forum in July

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) will host a Remanufacturing Technology Forum July 23 at COBO Convention Center in Detroit. The forum offers attendees the opportunity to learn more about additive manufacturing technologies currently utilized by leading remanufacturers. The conference will feature sessions focused on four specific technologies: ...

Goodyear opens sales, service departments in select retread plants

Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center retread plants in Bremen, Ga., Vernon, Calif., and Walnut, Calif., have opened sales and service departments. Paul Wanstreet, president of Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers, says those retread facilities now offer new Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly brand truck tires, including Goodyear’s new ...

Volvo aftermarket focuses on uptime at biennial event

Volvo Trucks’ ongoing commitment to uptime was recently highlighted during UPTIME 2015 – a three-day event focused on the latest ...

Bendix helps with construction of Habitat house

More than 120 employees of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems recently rolled up their sleeves and got to work with hammers and nails, assembling the walls of a house for a Northeast Ohio family in need. The construction project took place May 22 at Bendix’s Elyria headquarters, in collaboration ...

Plaza Fleet Parts founder passes away

Louis Boggeman, founder of St. Louis, Mo.-based Plaza Fleet Parts, passed away May 22 at Mari DeVilla in Chesterfield, Mo. He was 95. A graduate of Central Catholic High School and U.S. Army veteran of WWII veteran with the he founded the company which is now known as Plaza Fleet Parts ...

Lighten up: Avoiding lighting related CSA violations

The two most common violations in the FMCSA’s Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) vehicle maintenance BASIC are lighting related. That means aftermarket businesses that emphasize lighting can not only grow their sales, they also can help improve roadway safety. “Fleets are becoming very cognizant of lighting and the impact it has ...

Five ways to “win your share” of business

One of the best marketing tools in business today is free and available to anyone. It connects buyers to sellers around the block and across the globe. It's the Internet, and if you aren't making it a priority in your business you are leaving business on the table, says ...

GALLERY: Volvo honors veterans with truck design

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2015 Ride for Freedom truck, which honors U.S. military service members. The memorial truck accompanied a motorcade of about 160 motorcycles from the plant to Washington, D.C., during the Run for the Wall ...

One month left to nominate a Distributor of the Year finalist

The open nomination period for the 14th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award will remain open until Friday, June 26, 2015. All independent distributors are eligible for the award, which honors the aftermarket industry's best. The award is sponsored by Meritor and Minimizer. To nominate a distributor, please click ...

Continental beefs up VDO RoadLog website

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has updated its VDO RoadLog website, which now features video testimonials from owner/operators and fleet managers who are using the RoadLog system in their operations. The site also boasts a new Product Selection Tool that guides buyers on the right path to determine which VDO ...