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Road Choice Truck Parts adds to network, product offering

Road Choice Truck Parts, a recently launched private label all-makes parts brand, has added five new product categories and expanded its distribution footprint in North America to more than 100 authorized retail locations. The new products include alternators/starters, brake drums, clutches, windshields and wiper blades. Road Choice already offered ...

ContiTech buys Cadna Rubber Co.

ContiTech Power Transmission Group has acquired parts distributor Cadna Rubber Company Inc. The company primarily sells power transmission belts, hoses and metal components. Konrad Muller, head of ContiTech's Power Transmission Group business unit, says the company plans to extend Cadna's product range in the future. "In ContiTech we have found the right technology partner who will help ...

Stertil-Koni names ops director

Kevin Hymers has joined Stertil-Koni as director of operations. Having most recently overseen the distribution center of Prometric, Hymers has more than 20 years of experience in warehouse ...

Five to receive President’s award at Aftermarket Distribution Summit

CVSN has released this year’s winners of the organization’s President’s Award, which will be presented in September at the Aftermarket Distribution Summit in Nashville. The President’s Award, started by CVSN past President Ken Duval of Canadian Wheel, recognizes those individuals who have contributed greatly to the heavy-duty aftermarket and ...

Retread Tire Association adds members

The Retread Tire Association (RTA) announces Cottonport Automotive Center, Cottonport, La.; EBT Eco, Oahu, Hi.; and Rellanhsa, S de R.L, Honduras, have all joined the organization as its newest members. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of support our exciting new association continues to ...

FOX anchor Bret Baier among scheduled speakers at CVOC

The agenda is out for the 5th-annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference (CVOC), set for Aug. 20-21, 2014 in Dallas, presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturer's Association (HDMA) and Randall Reilly. Once again preceding the Great American Trucking Show (GATS), event organizers says this year’s Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference will bring together ...

Cummins, Dana, LKQ to participate in remanufacturing forum

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) has released the agenda for its upcoming Remanufacturing Technology Forum. The event will be held July 31, 2014 at the COBO Center in Detroit prior to the NACE / CARS 2014 conference. MERA says presenters scheduled for the one-day event include Joe Dewhirst, ...

Watson & Chalin introduces expedited shipping

Watson & Chalin introduced Tuesday its X-TRAC expedited shipping program. The program, the company says, allows customers to order up to three selected lift axles and have them shipped from a number of strategic locations throughout North America, with an expected delivery time of 48-72 hours. “In this time sensitive ...

Jacobs retiring from Phillips Industries

John Jacobs, Vice President of Engineering for Phillips Industries, has retired effective today. Over 32 years, Jacobs has created a tremendous legacy not only at Phillips but throughout the heavy duty industry with his innovative ideas and problem solving spirit. Jacobs was instrumental in designing and developing many of the ...

VIPro TruckForce rolls out new promotion

VIPro TruckForce Service Centers kicked off a new nationwide promotion that gives fleets/owner operators the chance to win one of 10 12-volt Bosch five-piece Cordless Drill Kits. Participants can enter the contest at participating VIPro Truck Force Service Centers in the U.S. and Canada. The prize package includes a ...