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Qwik Tech Tips tackles air brake systems

Phillips has released its newest issue of Qwik Tech Tips. This month’s volume is titled “Proper Air Brake System Maintenance.” According to Phillips, “proper air brake system maintenance is very important and only takes a few minutes. If the air system of the brakes is not properly maintained, sludge ...

Liftmore hires regional sales manager

Houston, Texas-based Liftmoore, Inc. has announced the appointment of Bill Dunn as the new regional sales manager for the southeast United ...

Fontaine Fifth Wheel working on camera system

Fontaine Fifth Wheel says it is developing a new patent-pending camera system to aid truck drivers in coupling and uncoupling trailers. The Dual Assist Camera System features two video cameras that work together to give the driver a clear picture of both the fifth wheel and approaching trailer. “Many ...

Distributor of the Year nominees rolling in

After a month into the open nomination period for the 13th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award, nominees have started piling up. Nominations continue to roll in, and we want to encourage everyone in the aftermarket to keep sending in your thoughts on who deserves ...

East Bay Tire Co. named new manager, replacement for retiring founder

East Bay Tire Co. (EBT), a wholesale and commercial tire dealer, has hired Dean Barnhart as the new manager for R&G Tire Center on the Big Island, Hawaii and oversee both the Hilo and Kona service locations. This change follows the announcement of the retirement of Rod Carvalho, founder ...

MERA adds new members

Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) welcomes Diesel Forward, FTI Consulting and Marmon-Herrington Aftermarket as its newest member companies. “Diesel Forward, FTI and Marmon-Herrington will strengthen our respective remanufacturer, affiliate and supplier membership ranks,” says John Chalifoux, president and COO, MERA. “I am sure they will contribute a great ...

HDA Truck Pride raises $40,000 for veteran organization

Business wasn't the only topic addressed in Phoenix last week at the HDA Truck Pride annual meeting. The event also showcased an impressive amount of charity, as the group's members raised more than $40,000 for the Wyakin Warrior Foundation. Started in 2011, the Wyakin Warrior Foundation is a non-profit organization ...

Dayco adds voice recognition to parts app

Dayco Products, LLC announced Tuesday the latest feature to its vehicle identification number (VIN) scanning smartphone app. Today’s technologies on iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets allow users of the industry’s first VIN scanning app to enter their VIN or license plate via voice recognition. “We recognized that ...

VIPAR’s Crowley to speak at MERA CEO Council event

VIPAR Heavy Duty President and CEO Stephen Crowley will address industry leaders at the inaugural meeting of the MERA CEO Council on June 26, 2014, at the headquarters of Brake Parts Inc., McHenry, Ill. Crowley will share his company’s premium brand vision and discuss its relevance in the heavy-duty ...

Wofford Truck Parts joins VIPAR

El Paso, Texas-based Wofford Truck Parts of  has joined the VIPAR Heavy Duty network of distributors. Founded by company president Paul Wofford in 1985, Wofford Truck Parts specializes in heavy duty and medium duty truck parts. In addition to its main headquarters in El Paso, the company serves southeastern New Mexico from its ...