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Mitsubishi Electric inks distribution deal with VIPAR

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has signed a long-term agreement with VIPAR Heavy Duty, making its heavy duty electrical components available to more than 500 VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors. “We are pleased to forge this alliance with VIPAR Heavy Duty as we expand our heavy duty ...

JOST now a distributor for Edbro hydraulic cylinders

JOST International says it has added Edbro hydraulic cylinders to its range of products available in the U.S. Edbro has been manufacturing hydraulic cylinders for over a century, and the new Edbro Ultra range of hydraulic cylinders now available in the U.S. have been developed to be lighter, stronger and ...

The benefits of big data

Big data could be a big advantage for your business At least that's what Kevin McGirl, co-owner of Sales-i, told attendees during a presentation at the VIPAR Heavy Duty annual meeting Tuesday in Marco Island, Fla. According to McGirl, data collection and analytics is the quickest growing industry in the world today. Most commonly used in retail ...

VIPAR celebrates 25 years of success

The silver anniversary for VIPAR Heavy Duty has been good as gold. Speaking at the opening general session of the group's annual meeting Monday in Marco Island, Fla., VIPAR Heavy Duty President and CEO Steve Crowley says the buying group is on its way to its best year ever. Projections ...

Tech demand outpacing schools’ ability to supply them

Growing up, there was little doubt Jeremy Dones would join the military. What might come after was anybody’s guess. “I always liked trucks,” he says. “It was kind of a family thing; always working on stuff and fixing things.” After a four-year tour of duty with the U.S. Marine ...

Surplus-Solutions adds new parts to site

Surplus-Solutions.com, an online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of surplus parts, has added construction parts to its inventory. Amher, an International dealer in Mexico, listed 475 Case parts on the site last week for light duty construction and farm parts for Case skidsteers and tractors. "We are excited to be broadening ...

Minimizer CFO up for CFO of the Year Award

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named Minimizer's Christopher Thorpe “CT” an honoree for this year's CFO of the Year Award in the small private company category. He, along with all the other 2014 nominees, will be recognized Nov. 13 at a luncheon and profiled in a special publication the next day. “I'm very ...

TP&S seeking updates to yearly Buyers’ Guide

It’s that time of year again. Truck Parts & Service would like to invite all current suppliers with product listings in our virtual Buyers’ Guide, or suppliers interested in joining the Buyers’ Guide, to check our Buyers’ Guide website in the coming days and weeks to update or add ...

Noregon partnering with Power Solutions International

Noregon Systems is partnering with Power Solutions International, Inc., a leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of emissions-certified, alternative-fuel power systems, to develop the PSI PowerLink diagnostic application.  Noregon says PSI Powerlink will be a diagnostic software program designed for PSI’s power systems and quickly and easily perform ...

New wide-base trailer tire from Michelin

Michelin Americas Truck Tires introduces the Michelin X One Multi Energy T, a wide-base single- trailer tire for regional operations that is EPA SmartWay-verified. This latest addition to the X One family of tires delivers a significant reduction in irregular wear and outstanding fuel economy, while allowing fleets to carry ...