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SOLD finalizes upcoming agenda

Robert (Bob) Greenwood, known for his revolutionary approach to Service Business Management will be kicking off SOLD '16 at 12 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2016, in Las Vegas preceeding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW).   Organizers say the topic of Bob’s presentation will cover the Service Manager and General Manager positions in the heavy-duty service ...

What the industry is saying about Phase 2 proposal

Numerous trucking organizations, manufacturers and stakeholders submitted comments on the next round of fuel economy and emissions regulations for the trucking industry, proposed by the EPA this summer. The so-called Phase 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles yielded hundreds ...

TRW adds 81 SKUs to all makes chassis program

TRW’s North American Aftermarket Group says it has extended its all makes premium chassis program by a further 81 SKUs, upping the total number available to 3,300. The range extension comprises: seven tie rod ends, 18 stabilizer links, one bellows, five ball joints, five tie rod assembly parts, 35 ...

Toyo Tires wins counterfeiting case

Toyo Tires has struck a blow to Kabushikiki Kaisha Tokyo Nihoon Rubber Corp., a Beijing-based holding company, and its associated business, Japan Toyomoto Tire Corp. Toyo was granted a permanent injunction against Toyomoto, which prohibits their use of the “Toyomoto” mark. The U.S. District Court also awarded Toyo Tires $300,000 in ...

Donaldson announces officer changes

Scott J. Robinson this week will join the Donaldson Company, Inc. as vice president and chief financial officer, and Jim Shaw has been appointed to the newly created role of chief finance compliance officer. "As our new CFO, Scott's diverse set of public accounting and corporate finance experiences will ...

Bendix camera systems get 2-year safety extension

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems says it has received two-year regulatory exemption extension for the video camera component of its Bendix Wingman Fusion collision mitigation technology and AutoVue Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System. The exemption – which took effect November 18, 2015 – allows fleets and drivers to continue installing and using Wingman Fusion ...

How aftermarket businesses can use CSA inspection data to determine sales opportunities

When it was introduced last decade, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance Safety and Accountability (CSA) program was touted as the future of safety in heavy-duty trucking. Now almost five years later, CSA remains the industry’s grandest, most-expansive performance monitoring program in history. CSA monitors fleets and drivers ...

Accuride’s Marhevko wins quality management award

Jd Marhevko, vice president, Quality/Lean Management Systems & EHS at Accuride, has received the Howard Jones Award by the global quality organization ASQ. The award was presented by ASQ’s Quality Management Division (QMD), a 24,000-member organization to which Marhevko has belonged since 1988.  Chair of the ASQ QMD from ...

Meritor names first Service Point repair facility

Meritor has named Dickinson Fleet Services, LLC, of Indianapolis as the first repair service partner approved for the Meritor Service Point program. “Dickinson Fleet Services is a recognized service leader in the industry, and we are pleased to appoint them as our first Meritor Service Point partner,” says Steve ...

North American Class 4-8 select OE wheel-end components market shrinking

Increasing penetration of air disc brakes (ADBs) in class 8 trucks has helped cause a dip in the North American class 4–8 select original equipment (OE) wheel-end component market. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan suggests profit margins of tier I suppliers will taper further with the entry of low-cost ...