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Retread Tire Association adds members

The Retread Tire Association has added four new members: Genius Tires Corporation, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Looney’s Tire Service, Little Rock, Ark.; TMC Japan Auto, Inc., Osaka, Japan and Vergom Di Favero Lorella, Trino, Italy. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of support our exciting ...

Six Robblees adds Valley Brake & Truck Parts

Six Robblees is acquiring Valley Brake & Truck Parts, expanding its network in Idaho. This transaction expands the Six Robblees network to 22 locations in the Northwestern U.S. and expands the company’s expertise in friction and remanufacturing. “Six Robblees operates twenty stores throughout the Northwest, from California to Alaska,” ...

CVSN workshop debuts with positive response

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) held its first Training for Success and Growth seminar earlier this month in Houston, and ...

Hendrickson to hold suspension training program

The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute (HVSI) has scheduled its next session of hands-on technical suspension training for the heavy-duty transportation industry. Three separate sessions will be held from May 20-22, 2014 at the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) located in Lisle, Ill. Hendrickson says each full-day session includes classroom and ...

Jack Lorimer announces retirement from industry

Jack Lorimer, a long time automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industry executive, announced his retirement  effective April 1, after 44 years in the industry. Lorimer began his career with Gates Rubber Company in 1970, and served as Zone Sales Manager at Champion Parts Rebuilders; General Manager at Patton Distributors; Vice ...

Karmak publishes paper on fleet consolidation

Karmak has released the newest piece in its thought leadership series, “Weathering Fleet Consolidation in the Parts Department.” Available HERE, the paper offers aftermarket businesses guidance for maintaining strong parts distribution levels during customer consolidation. RELATED: Navigating fleet consolidation. “For better or worse, dealing with this issue is a reality these ...

Hendrickson wins supplier award from Fontaine PartSource

Fontaine PartSource, the aftermarket parts arm of Fontaine Trailer Company, has named Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems as the recipient of their Supplier of the Year Award. The award was presented by Ed Wentz, President of Fontaine PartSource and was received by Perry Bahr, Vice-President and General Manager for ...

The changing face of tech candidates

This is the second of a two-part series on the diesel technician shortage.  A bright spot in the technician shortage is that more and more job seekers are realizing that becoming a diesel technician offers a stable career with good pay. No longer are admission offices filled only with ...

NTN welcomes Miller

NTN Bearing Corporation of America (NBCA) welcomes Kimberly Miller as its new vice president – marketing. Miller will have responsibility for all marketing functions to support the Industrial and Automotive Business Units, the company says. She reports directly to Paul Johnson, executive vice president of NTN USA and vice ...

NGVi announces more training courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has announced the locations of NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training courses for the coming months. NGVi says it will hold trainings April 29-May 1 in Long Beach, Calif.; May 20-22 in Kenosha, Wis.; June 3-5 in San Leandro, ...