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Michelin introduces two new tires

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has launched two new sizes of the popular Michelin XZA3+. According to Michelin, this ultra-fuel-efficient tire has U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

GALLERY: ACT Expo tradeshow floor

The Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo kicked off this week in Dallas, Texas with 200-plus exhibitors and an estimated 3,500 attendees. ACT Expo is North America’s largest clean fleet event, representing all weight classes and alternative fuels— including electric, hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane autogas, renewable fuels, and advanced technologies.  

Inland Truck Parts expands in Billings, adds weekend service

Inland Truck Parts is expanding in the Billings, Mont. area and moved in to a brand-new 48,000 sq.-ft. facility and added Saturday service. "We've always been committed to providing high-quality parts and superior service," says General Manager Don Linder. "This move to a larger facility allows us to employ ...

Blast from the past: Integrating online sales into your operation

This article is originally from the October 2014 issue of Truck Parts & Service. United States retail e-commerce totaled $75 billion in the second quarter of 2014, according to a report released in August by the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce. Though e-commerce accounted for only 6.4 percent of ...

Cummins, Agility Fuel Systems enter hardware, software partnership

Cummins and Agility Fuel Systems have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at boosting adoption of natural gas-powered vehicles in the trucking industry, the companies announced at the ACT Expo in Dallas on Tuesday. Agility and Cummins will also integrate sales and aftermarket support and distribution networks. Customers will soon ...

Becoming an e-distributor

For those who did not attend, last week’s Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue addressed a variety of important topics facing the industry. Held preceding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2014 in Las Vegas, the event featured five comprehensive educational presentations covering all areas of the aftermarket. One of the most stirring ...

The four skills every salesperson needs

Not everyone is born to sell. All salespeople — even those who are part of a team — still require planning and communication skills to thrive today. Jim Pancero notes four skills in particular that are vital to salespeople of all generations: attitude, operational personal persuasive skills, tactical skills and strategic ...

Managing a new generation of employees

Think about the salespeople in your business today. How many of them are over 50? How about 60? How many of them will be retiring from your business in the next five to seven years? If the answer is a significant number, it may be time for your business ...

Blast from the past: One upping your profitability

This article is originally from the October 2012 issue of Truck Parts & Service, and is a supplement to an upcoming May magazine feature on the benefits of operating a master warehouse. One perk of operating a heavy-duty parts and service facility is the opportunity to create multiple revenue streams. Focusing strictly ...

Meritor names new executive chairman, president

The Board of Directors of Meritor, Inc. announce Ivor J. (Ike) Evans, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, has been appointed to the role of executive chairman. Jeffrey A. (Jay) Craig, president and chief operating officer, succeeds Evans as CEO and will remain president. Craig also ...