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Distributor of the Year nominations rolling in

The 2015 Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year nomination period is open, and active. Nominations have been coming in for the last two weeks, and it looks like the competition for the annual award will be stiff once again. The Distributor of the Year nomination process is open to ...

DENSO expanding North American R&D

DENSO says the company will expand its North American research and development capabilities to include heavy duty and commercial vehicles, adding it has established a cross-functional team of market research, product engineering, and researchers that will focus on bringing-to-market products that improve fuel efficiency, expand connectivity and safety, and promote electrification ...

Bendix’s Indiana facility honored for excellence

The Huntington, Indiana, manufacturing campus of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has received the 2014 KB-Truck Knorr Excellence Award, given by ...

Consistency breeds success

Your customers loathe downtime. Every minute their trucks sit cost them in lost revenue and maintenance expenses. Which is why when you quote them three hours on a repair, they aren’t thrilled to find out it’s going to take six. While no repairs are exactly the same every time, your ...

Minimizer announces contest winners

Chris Coplan and A. Beaumont Transport won Minimizer’s 30th Anniversary Sweepstakes, completing a contest that spanned the second half of 2014. Coplan, a cattle farmer from Henry, S.D., won the $15,000 Owner/Operator prize. A. Beaumont Transport, headquartered in Quebec, Canada, won the $15,000 Fleet prize. “Our customers have been incredibly supportive since ...

Survey: How do you stay connected?

The editors of Truck Parts & Service would like your help in completing a survey about your Internet, social media and smart phone habits. Your participation helps us deliver the industry news and in-depth articles you want in the format that’s most useable to you. We’ll also cover the survey ...

Avoiding the tempation of emission tampering

This is Part I of a five-part special report on emission tampering released last week by Successful Dealer. For access to Parts II-V, please see the links at the bottom of the page. For as long as heavy-duty trucks have been on the road, people have been tinkering with ...

The real cost of counterfeit truck parts

Counterfeiting is a multi-billion dollar business, and you can find knockoff truck parts just as easily as phony Gucci bags and flimsy Oakley sunglasses. According to the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) Counterfeit Parts Task Force, it's hard to estimate the counterfeiting's exact financial impact to the trucking industry, ...

Technician shortage a large and growing problem

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 Corps ...

The Distributor of the Year nomination period is now open

Dear readers, Truck Parts & Service has opened the nomination period for its 2015 Distributor of the Year award. Now in its 14th year, the Distributor of the Year award recognizes the best of the independent aftermarket. Announced annually in January at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, the Distributor of ...

The CSA conundrum

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