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Only two days left to nominate a Distributor of the Year

If you've been thinking about nominating an independent aftermarket distributor for our Distributor of the Year award but haven't gotten ...

Keynote speaker announced for CVOC

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) the heavy-duty division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), jointly with Randall-Reilly announced that Dr. Michio Kaku will serve as keynote speaker at the sixth annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference, to be held on Aug. 26-27, 2015, immediately preceding the opening of the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) ...

New Qwik Tech Tips available

The latest issue of Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips newsletter addresses the problem of corrosion build up in unsealed plugs and sockets when they are exposed to harsh chemical road de-icers.  Phillips walks the reader through the proper step-by-step procedure to clean the 7-way connection to remove any corrosion build up. The Phillips’ Qwik Tech ...

Dayco names new GM for its aftermarket division

Phil Liu has been named General Manager of Dayco's Aftermarket business in China, and will manage all sales, logistics, product management, marketing and application engineering functions. Prior to joining Dayco, Liu most recently served as Sales Director for the Suspension Technology business unit of ZF Friedrichshafen AG. At ZF, Liu ...

Detroit Radiator Corporation takes ‘party’ on the road

Detroit Radiator Corporation launched "Party with DR·COOL!" events for select business-to-business customers this month. DR·COOL is Detroit Radiator Corporation’s award-winning, 18-wheeler truck and trailer/mobile marketing unit. It travels the country to approximately 15 industry tradeshows each year, showcasing products, awards, sponsorship memorabilia and company history. “We wanted to create a ...

Don’t get sick on your business

Dealing with employee health is a major aspect of running a business. Everybody gets sick, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t frustrating to see productivity wane due to health-related employee absences. But in spite of that age-old problem, many businesses remain reactive to employee health and wellness. By shifting your focus to ...

Managing a multi-generational workforce

Owning and operating a business today requires managing a wide selection of personalities. And while some personality traits are incredibly unique, other traits — specifically generational traits — are commonly shared. Today’s workforce in particular includes four distinct generations, and each views their work and their career differently, says ...

Behind the curtain with PSI

When Pressure Systems International (PSI) entered the commercial vehicle market more than 20 years ago, it also brought with it a new maintenance concept. Maximizing tire life had been an important aspect of vehicle maintenance since trucks hit the road, but until PSI’s foray into the trucking market, no ...

GALLERY: Meet the Mack Masters champions

Clarence Oosterhoff, Dan Orser, Matthew Giesbrecht and Tyler Kronebusch, from Prince George, British Columbia-based Babine Truck & Equipment, were named the inaugural 2015 Mack Masters champions this week at Mack's Customer Care Center in Allentown, Pa. The award capped nearly six months of competition which saw the Babine group ...

Gregory’s Fleet Supply reaches 50

Gregory's Fleet Supply is celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2015. The aftermarket parts distributor, located in Virginia Beach, Va., was founded by Claude Gregory Jr. in 1965. In speaking with the Virginia Beach Beacon about his company's milestone, Gregory, now 86, says the success of his business today can be traced ...

A you ready for PC-11?

Jason Cannon