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Abel Truck Parts joins VIPAR Heavy Duty

Abel Truck Parts has joined the VIPAR Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder. Located in Independence, Ohio, Abel Truck Parts is a distributor of parts to the heavy-duty truck and off-road equipment industry in Northeast Ohio. In addition to parts sales the company also manufactures custom hydraulic ...

Heavy-duty recycling program introduced

There's now another way to go green in the aftermarket today. TerraCycle has introduced its Zero Waste Boxes recycling program to ...

Latimer returns to U.S. Lube

Dave Latimer is coming home. D&M Global Marketing announces U.S. Lube’s founder and former leader is returning to the company as its president and CEO. Latimer founded U.S. Lube using knowledge he acquired during his 25-plus year career in the trucking industry. He previously led the development and operations of Petro Stopping Centers’ quick-lube, tire and ...

Inland Truck Parts expands in Texas

Inland Truck Parts announces it opened a new 31,000 sq. ft. facility on Jan. 26, 2015, to better serve its customers in the greater Lubbock, Texas area. "We've always been committed to providing high-quality parts and superior service," says Inland General Manager Doug McClure. "This move allows us to employ ...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce honors Minimizer

The United States Chamber of Commerce announced Minimizer as a winner in its annual Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards, a program that recognizes companies for their success and innovation and for their contributions to economic growth and free enterprise. Minimizer was selected from a record number of applicants from ...

How and why to build a customer loyalty program

 The heavy-duty trucking industry prides itself on relationships. Relationships between suppliers and distributors. Between distributors and end users. Between suppliers and OEMs. Even between competing OEMs.It’s an industry where loyalty is earned, valued and appreciated. Now it also can be rewarded. Through the implementation of customer loyalty programs, heavy-duty ...

MERA notes progress with remanufacturing bill

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) has voiced its support of new remanufacturing legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate. Introduced on Feb. 25 by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and James Lankford (R-OK), the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act (S. 565) encourages the federal government to use remanufactured parts ...

Betts Company hosts workforce development town hall meeting

More than 130 business and education leaders turned out at Betts Company in Fresno earlier this month for the first town hall meeting of the “Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy.” Mike Betts, president of Betts Company, served as co-host of the event and greeted attendees ...

Winter safety tips for using space heaters in service operations

KPA Online has published an article offering dealers and service providers tips for safely using space heaters to keep repair facilities warm during these bone-chilling winter months. Written by KPA's Lori Matthews, the post notes that in 2011, "space heaters were involved in an estimated 53,600 reported U.S. home ...

Surplus-Solutions.com rolling out new mobile-friendly site

Surplus-Solutions.com has launched a mobile-friendly version of its website. "As our traffic has grown by 800 percent, we realized a good deal of our site visitors were using mobile devices and we wanted those users to have a better experience than before,"says Tom Brown, COO of Surplus-Solutions.com. "It is ...