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Yokohama moving commercial tire distribution center

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced Wednesday the company is moving its Western Region Distribution center from its 380,000-square-foot warehouse facility ...

Honeywell completes sale of friction material business

Honeywell says it has completed the sale of its Friction Materials (FM) business to Federal-Mogul for approximately $155 million. The transaction does not include the Bendix name or line of products or business in the U.S. In addition, joint ventures that operate in Australia, Thailand, and Malaysia will be retained as ...

Alcoa Wheels rolls out photo sharing campaign

Alcoa Wheels Tuesday rolled out its first social media photo sharing campaign and contest. Alcoa Wheels encourages social media followers and contestants to follow the company on Twitter and now on Instagram; snap eligible photos of their trucks fitted with Alcoa Wheels in interesting environments, on the road or with their owner; and ...

Limited space remaining for upcoming MERA event

Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) announces limited space is available for its upcoming Reman Technology Forum in Detroit next week. The event is scheduled for next Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the COBO Center in Detroit before the NACE|CARS 2014 event. MERA says key discussion topics include: Core Recovery, Disassembly ...

SPECIAL REPORT: All in the family

Trucking has always been filled with successful family businesses. Many of the largest fleets in North America — Swift, J.B. Hunt, Schneider, Werner Enterprises —started as small family businesses, as did some of the industry’s most recognizable truck brands — Kenworth, Mack, Peterbilt. While some of those large scale ...

All in the Family, Part I: The foundation

This is Part I of Truck Parts & Service's three-part special report on aftermarket family businesses. For an introduction, CLICK HERE. The aftermarket has been filled with smart, proactive family-led operations since its inception. Some of those businesses remain major players in the industry today. When Six Robblees first opened ...

Magnum Gaskets adds to line

Magnum Gaskets has released more than 100 new, individually boxed medium- and heavy-duty gaskets and seals for popular Class 3 to Class 8 diesel truck engines, covering Navistar DT466, Caterpillar C7-C15, Detroit Diesel Series 60 and a range of Cummins engines. Magnum’s aftermarket e-Catalog features manifold, valve cover and ...

Navistar picks Eaton for reman trans supplier

Eaton has been selected by Navistar, Inc. as the truck maker’s new supplier of heavy-duty remanufactured transmissions. The majority of the deliveries to Navistar’s roughly 350 North American dealers will be Eaton Flex Reman transmissions that are available on the most popular of Eaton’s transmission models. “This new agreement with ...

New RP manual now available from TMC

American Trucking Associations has just released the Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) 2014-2015 Recommended Practice manual. According to TMC, this manual is the best maintenance and spec'ing information available anywhere. Fleets and manufacturers depend on TMC’s Recommended Practices Manual when it comes to the purchase, design, maintenance and performance ...

Bridgestone rebranding GCR Tires & Service division

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) has unveiled its newly rebranded GCR Tires & Service division. “GCR is respected within the industry for delivering trusted quality brands including Bridgestone, Bandag, Firestone and Dayton products, top customer service and dependable workmanship time after time,” says John Vasuta, President, GCR Tires & Service. “Keeping ...