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Young technicians offer recruiting tips to combat shortage

The trucking industry has exhausted plenty of time discussing the tech shortage over the last several years. On Wednesday, the industry ...

FedEx’s Vos nabs SuperTech Title

Eris Vos finally won the big one. After finishing runner-up to co-worker Mark McLean the past two years, Vos was named the Grand Champion at the 11th annual Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) SuperTech National Technicians Skills Competition Wednesday at the TMC Fall Meeting in Orlando. Vos thanked his wife, children and FedEx ...

TitanX entering cooling systems aftermarket

TitanX says it will enter the North American heavy duty engine cooling systems aftermarket with a new replacement parts division, TitanXtend. “Establishing a true OEM aftermarket brand, made in the U.S., is a win-win for our customers and us," says Cedric Huslin, vice president of TitanXend. “We can carry ...

TMC nearing shop workload recommended practice

Hey service providers, the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) is getting close to answering one of your prayers. During Monday’s task force meetings at TMC’s fall meeting in Orlando, the Council’s S.16 Service Provider Study Group took another step toward publishing a recommended practice for ‘Shop Workload and Prioritization,’ ...

VIPAR merging VHD Equipment Network with Power Heavy Duty

VIPAR Heavy Duty will merge its VHD Equipment Network of distributors into the Power Heavy Duty network effectivenext year. VIPAR Heavy Duty acquired the Power Heavy Duty organization in late December 2013. The combined group will represent more than 140 distributor companies with over 210 locations coast to coast and more than 175 ...

STEMCO launches free mobile app for distributors

STEMCO has launch of a free interactive app. Specifically designed for distributors, technicians, parts managers and fleet managers, the STEMCO Mobile app features a comprehensive parts interchange section that lists detailed specifications and competitor part numbers for a quick and easy comparison.  The app also includes an extensive resource ...

FleetPride moving to touchless, straight-through invoicing

FleetPride has partnered with Transcepta to eliminate paper invoices and achieve touchless, straight-through invoice processing. To maximize adoption, Transcepta manages the entire onboarding process for its customers, and notifies each supplier of the e-invoicing initiative and works with them to determine the submission method and format that would best serve their ...

Detailing the new heavy-duty right to repair MOU

Earlier this week it was announced independent heavy-duty aftermarket leaders and the Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow the independent aftermarket access to all proprietary heavy-duty repair information beginning on Jan. 1, 2016. Now, it’s time to find out what ...

STEMCO names new aftermarket sales director

STEMCO has promoted Michael R. Keller, D.M. to the position of director, aftermarket sales. STEMCO says Keller will be responsible for aftermarket sales in the United States and Canada, including a sales team of five regional managers and 36 district sales managers. He most recently served as the Eastern ...

Centric Parts VP appointed to ITAC

Centric Parts Vice President of Governmental Affairs/Logistics/Supplier Development, Steve Hughes, has been appointed to serve on the U.S. Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods (ITAC 2) as a representative of Centric Parts and of the U.S. aftermarket brake components and systems industry sector. Hughes works ...