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The Age of Disruption

We are in a tumultuous age. Business moves faster today than any point in the past, and operating within today's increasingly competitive marketplace takes work. When distribution strategies of old have been disrupted, there only one way to respond, says Dirk Beveridge. You have to update your vision. You have to change. Presenting an educational session Tuesday ...

HDMA announces new board

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) recently held its annual election of officers and governors during the fall board of governors meeting, held recently in ...

GALLERY – Tuesday at HDAW

Today was another busy day in Las Vegas at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW). Truck Parts & Service named Six Robblees' as its 13th annual Distributor of the Year, Dr. Tony Alessandra roused the audience with an excellent presentation on how personality impacts sales, and, of course, the yearly trade show kicked off with its most ...

FleetPride makes major acquisition in New England area

FleetPride, Inc. says it has acquired the assets of six locations owned by Pardo's Truck Service Parts Warehouse, Inc. in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland markets. Pardo's will retain its Kearney, N.J., location and FleetPride will serve as a supplier to the location. "This acquisition is strategically important to FleetPride ...

Meritor commits portion of proceeds of reman sales to aid wounded vets

Meritor, Inc. says it is launching “Shoes for Soldiers” to help severely wounded, injured or ill veterans become leaders in business, government and their communities by contributing a percentage of its remanufactured brake shoe sales to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation. The foundation’s 60-month program includes educational and financial support, monthly ...

Meritor seeking independent garages for ‘service point’ partnership

Meritor Inc. is looking for partners in independent service repair shops around the country. The company announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2015 (HDAW) Tuesday that it will launch a network of Meritor-approved repair shops with independent service garages (ISGs) across the U.S. and Canada. "This is a way for us ...

Aftermarket status check: Good and getting better

The tidal wave of truck sales from 2006 and 2007 have spent the last year crashing into the aftermarket, and the good new is those currents will sweep forward until at least 2019. From the two years leading through 2007, Class 8 truck sales reached records heights, combining for ...

Pete Joy elected to HD Aftermarket Industry Hall of Fame

Pete Joy, vice president of sales & marketing for Phillips Industries, was elected to the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Industry Hall of Fame at HDAW Tuesday morning.

Six Robblees’ wins Distributor of the Year

Six Robblees' has been named the 13th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year, sponsored by Minimizer and Meritor, during the opening general session of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) today at the Mirage in Las Vegas. Based in Seattle, Wash., Six Robblees' is a 102-year old third-generation ...

GALLERY – Monday at HDAW

The tenth annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is now underway. The milestone event officially kicked off last night with the annual opening reception, and it was preceded by a great day of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue. A stable economy and correspondingly strong aftermarket anchored the conversation. HDAW continues Tuesday with the presentation ...

An unlikely ally

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