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Minor named president at Midwest Wheel

John Minor has been elected president at Midwest Wheel Companies, the fifth in the company's 104-year history. The move is effective Jan. 1, 2015. Minor joined Midwest Wheel in 1972. He was named general manager of the company’s Des Moines location in 1980 and was later promoted to executive vice president and ...

Reduced rate available for SOLD

Service Opportunities Learning Days (SOLD) is now offering a reduced rate for anyone interested in attending the latter half of this month’s program on Monday, Jan. 26 at the Mirage in Las Vegas before Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW). For just $150, interested parties can attend all of Monday’s SOLD sessions. Organizers say the Monday morning ...

Surplus-Solutions hits inventory milestone

Inventory listed on Surplus-Solutions.com has reached $20 million the company announced recently. The website is currently listing 4,637 individual part numbers for most every major trucking nameplate and also Case brand light construction and farm equipment. Counting all of the available inventory for each part, the company says it is listing ...

Finding your future staff

While the driver shortage works its way into public consciousness with segments on cable news and articles in the Wall Street Journal, the looming aftermarket talent gap remains unknown outside of the industry. There are great jobs and career opportunities the aftermarket the average college graduate simply doesn’t know ...

Our top 10 articles of 2014

Each year we post thousands of articles related to trucking; from new truck announcements to new hires at dealerships across the U.S. Below are the top 10 articles of 2014 based on the number of views they received from readers of truckpartsandservice.com. 10. This year's Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) ...

Forward Lift revamps website

Forward Lift has redesigned its website with new features the company says benefit potential vehicle lift buyers and current owners alike. The forwardlift.com updates include modern graphics, new product pages and additional information, all of which are better organized for easy navigation. “In addition to improving the visuals of ...

All-in-one lift certification course created

Since the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) launched its Lift Inspector Certification Program in late 2012, demand for ALI Certified Lift Inspectors has continued to grow. Although some inspectors complete the certification requirements quickly, others may take six months to a year to achieve certification. To help accelerate the process and ...

Timken and HDA Truck Pride to sponsor Winters Racing

Doug Winters and Winters Racing announce The Timken Company and HDA Truck Pride will support their team as Associate Sponsors for the 2015 NHRA Pro Modified season. “We are definitely thrilled to work with Timken and HDA Truck Pride," says Winters. "Our association with Meritor and Truck Supply Company ...

GALLERY: Collection of Christmas trucks

Santa needs reindeer to get him where he's going. He probably couldn't fit a Cummins, Paccar MX or other OE diesel power plant under the hood. Does Santa's sleigh even have a hood? ... Never mind. The above gallery showcases some pictures from our sister site, Overdrive, from truckers ...

Rotary Lift crowns ugly sweater champ

Rotary Lift recently held its 2nd Annual VSG Ugly/Prettiest Sweater Contest. The winners are listed in the gallery above.