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Luntz challenges conventions of communication at HDAW

A frog is perched on the lower jaw of an alligator’s wide open mouth. How does he survive? That was one ...

Surviving ‘Technological Darwinism’

Darwinism. It’s not just for species, anymore. That was the message conveyed by Scott Klososky during a tech-focused educational session Tuesday at ...

Fed: U.S. economy a picture of stability

We’ve got the best house in a run-down neighborhood. That was the analogy posed by Bill Strauss, senior economic advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago, made on Monday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas. Strauss presented a Blue Chip Economic Indicators Forecast that showed the U.S. ...

Meritor increasing scope with Service Point

Meritor has partnered with TruckDown Info International, Inc., to enhance its Meritor Service Point network, the company announced Tuesday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 in Las Vegas. TruckDown is an efficient online system customers can use to locate qualified service centers in the United States and Canada. Fleets can also manage ...

Accuride will debut industry’s first steel wheel warranted against corrosion

Accuride Corporation announced Tuesday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas the launch of a new proprietary steel wheel coating that comes backed with a five year warranty against corrosion. EverSteel, the company says, demonstrated six times longer life than its North American and offshore competitors and double ...

CVSN announces partnership with NASTF

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and NASTF have made it official. During a press conference Tuesday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 in Las Vegas, CVSN formally announced it has become a 2016 partner in the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF). This partnership comes just months after NASTF ...

Supplier panel shares overseas experiences at Aftermarket Dialogue

Growing in the global aftermarket is not without risks and challenges, and yet, during a panel discussion Monday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) in Las Vegas, five out of five supplier representatives said it’s a risk worth taking. The opportunities available in the global aftermarket are too good ...

Inland Truck Parts CEO Scheer named to Heavy Duty Aftermarket Industry Hall of Fame

Inland Truck Parts CEO Dave Scheer was named recipient of the 2016 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Industry Hall of Fame Award at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) in Las Vegas Tuesday. Scheer started working at Inland Truck Parts in high school, coming in to work in the afternoons and full-time ...

Sadler Power Train named Distributor of the Year

If you spend much time with the people of Sadler Power Train, one trait you’ll hear mentioned a lot is loyalty. The company is loyal to its suppliers and its buying group. It’s also loyal to its employees, who reciprocate in impressive fashion. Then there are the customers. Sadler Power Train prides ...

Economy expanding, no recession on horizon

The economy is enjoying its 80th month of economic expansion and doesn't show any signs of slowing, at least through this year, says Bob Dieli, president and founder of RDLB inc. Dieli, speaking at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas Monday, benchmarked Truckable Economic Activity (TEA) at $10.6 ...