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Valley Truck Parts grows Eaton Rebuilder line

Valley Truck Parts has added several new transmission models to its Eaton Authorized Rebuilder program, which includes an extended warranty period for the covered transmissions. The program now gives fleets and independent drivers additional options to purchase locally remanufactured transmissions with 100 percent genuine Eaton content. With these new ...

Gibson Tire Service joins Marangoni Dealer network

Gibson Tire Service in Charleston S.C. has converted its retread operation to the Marangoni family of products which includes their signature brand RINGTREAD (The Splice Less Retread) as well as UNITREAD. Gibson Tire Service is a third generation family owned company that provides commercial tire services from new and used ...

Don’t forget to nominate a Distributor of the Year

We are now three weeks into the open nomination period for the 13th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award. The nominations are rolling in, and we want to encourage everyone in the aftermarket to keep sending in your thoughts on who deserves the aftermarket’s highest ...

MAHLE Aftermarket enters racing industry

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. is sponsorsing Formula DRIFT driver Conrad Grunewald for the 2014 Professional Drifting Championship Series. As an official partner, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. will provide technical support for Grunewald and his Formula DRIFT Chevrolet Camaro. It will also have the MAHLE brand decal displayed on the No. 79 ...

Hendrickson debuts new tube axle

Hendrickson Specialty Products Auxiliary Axle Systems introduces the new TOUGHLIFT brand of lift axles. This new platform was designed specifically to use round axles for non-steerable and steer applications in severe-or heavy-duty applications, the company says. The round tube axle design promotes up to an aggressive 25,000 lb. capacity ...

Meritor Training Truck rolls on

Meritor’s Training Truck has helped train more than 731 truck technicians since the vehicle was unveiled at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in January. In addition, Meritor’s district managers have trained scores of technicians at their local businesses. Meritor’s Aftermarket team, lead by Rick Martin, training manager, have helped 229 technicians ...

Retread Tire Association adds members

The Retread Tire Association has added four new members: Genius Tires Corporation, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Looney’s Tire Service, Little Rock, Ark.; TMC Japan Auto, Inc., Osaka, Japan and Vergom Di Favero Lorella, Trino, Italy. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of support our exciting ...

Six Robblees adds Valley Brake & Truck Parts

Six Robblees is acquiring Valley Brake & Truck Parts, expanding its network in Idaho. This transaction expands the Six Robblees network to 22 locations in the Northwestern U.S. and expands the company’s expertise in friction and remanufacturing. “Six Robblees operates twenty stores throughout the Northwest, from California to Alaska,” ...

Steering clear of the hazards of emission tampering

This is Part I of a five-part special report on emission tampering released last week by Successful Dealer. For access to Parts II-V, please see the links at the bottom of the page. For as long as heavy-duty trucks have been on the road, people have been tinkering with ...

CVSN workshop debuts with positive response

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) held its first Training for Success and Growth seminar earlier this month in Houston, and the event was met with a resounding applause. Featuring presentations by Nancy Friedman, “The Telephone Doctor” and Jim Pancero, the seminar gave each attendee something they could take back ...