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Alcoa rolls out new truck wheel

Alcoa rolled out Thursday what the company says is its most durable, easy-to-maintain commercial truck wheel. Alcoa’s new surface-treated Dura-Bright EVO wheel maintains all the benefits of ...

Auto aftermarket finalizes national ‘Right to Repair’ agreement

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance), the Association of Global Automakers (Global), the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), and the Coalition for Automotive Repair Equality (CARE) announced this week a collective acceptance of a national agreement to ensure consumer choice in post-warranty auto repair. According to the sides, ...

Finding your future staff

While the driver shortage works its way into public consciousness with segments on cable news and articles in the Wall Street Journal, the looming aftermarket talent gap remains unknown outside of the industry. There are great jobs and career opportunities the aftermarket the average college graduate simply doesn’t know about. That’s something OEM, suppliers and ...

Phillips Industries launching catalog app at HDAW

Phillips Industries has new mobile catalog apps for both Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app for all devices was recently made available and the company says it will be launching the catalog app during HDAW 2014, where they will be exhibiting in Booth #621. In addition to ...

HDA Truck Pride expands in Mexico

HDA Truck Pride has expanded into Mexico with the addition of two new distributors — Grupo Rasca and Moreno Diesel. Grupo Racsa was founded in 1988, and currently has 20 locations in 11 of the 31 Mexican states. The business is divided into three divisions (Zona Centro, Zona Metropolitana, ...

Trucking Efficiency releases 6×2 axle confidence report

Trucking Efficiency, the joint action committee of The North American Council of Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room, has released a confidence report on the benefits for fleets adopting 6x2 axle systems. According to the report’s executive summary, 6x2 axles offer a number of benefits: they lower fuel ...

Karnes appointed to Eaton VP

Dave Karnes has been appointed Eaton's vice president for sales, North American Truck, effective immediately. He most recently served as director, Roadranger Field sales and marketing, North America Truck. He will continue to be based in Galesburg, Mich. "Dave’s diverse background and experience will serve the business well in his newly expanded ...

Cummins Emission Solutions launching Emission Solutions Journal

Cummins Emission Solutions has developed the Emission Solutions Journal, sharing innovations and technologies, along with the expertise of its many scientists and engineers for the first time. The first edition focuses on New Technology Diesel Engines and Exhaust Emission Controls, featuring an article from Dr. John Wall, Cummins Vice President ...

Daimler sets sights on aftermarket customer loyalty

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) rolled out Monday a new customer loyalty program for owner-operators and small fleets.  The Truck Bucks loyalty program is designed to reward customers with parts and service specials at Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit and Thomas Built Buses service locations. DTNA says customers enrolled in ...

Sayers joins The Marx Group

The Marx Group has added Tim Sayers as an account executive/product and market specialist. Based in the Knoxville, Tenn. area, Sayers will support clients in the automotive, heavy-duty and high performance/specialty segments of the aftermarket, the company says. “The geographic location of our client base has greatly expanded in the ...