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GALLERY – Monday at HDAW

The tenth annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is now underway. The milestone event officially kicked off last night with the annual opening reception, and it was preceded by a great day of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue. A stable economy and correspondingly strong aftermarket anchored the conversation. HDAW continues Tuesday with the presentation of the Truck Parts & Service ...

Dieli talks economic growth at Aftermarket Dialogue

The underrated recovery continues. That was the main sentiment from economic forecaster Bob Dieli during the opening session of Heavy Duty ...

TBEI adds territory manager

Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) has hired Robert (Bob) Plichta as the new South Central territory manager for the Crysteel, Rugby, and DuraClass ...

EPA, motor vehicle industry reach brake manufacturing agreement

Representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) and motor vehicle industry associations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the agency and the motor vehicle industry for the reduction of copper in brake pads. The MOU calls for the reduction ...

Brake Parts, Inc. acquiring OE Quality Friction

Brake Parts, Inc. LLC (BPI) announces its plan to acquire the assets of OE Quality Friction Inc. (OEQF), headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, according to David Overbeeke, president and CEO of Brake Parts, Inc. On Jan. 20, 2015, Brake Parts entered into an asset purchase agreement with OEQF’s receiver and ...

Kenworth wins Truck of the Year

Kenworth, a company that campaigns its units as "The World's Best," has another credential to back the claim. The company's T880 took the American Truck Dealer's Commercial Truck of the Year honors at the ATD Convention and Expo in San Francisco Saturday over competing entries from International (WorkStar 7600) and Peterbilt (Model 567). Each ...

Carlyle Group acquires AxleTech International

The Carlyle Group has acquired AxleTech International, a company it previously owned from 2005 to 2008. Terms of the transaction, which closed this week, were not disclosed. Mary Petrovich, CEO of AxleTech from 2002-2011, will rejoin the firm as Executive Chairman. Joe Mejaly, who joined the business in May 2014 ...

Inaugural Pro Parts meeting a success

The first Pro Parts Annual Meeting was a busy one. Held from Dec. 8-10, 2014, in Pompano Beach, Fla., Pro Parts says the event was attended by 75 percent of its suppliers and 95 percent of its membership. The three-day event included one-on-one meetings, a product expo and social activities ...

Four finalists vie for title of North America’s top distributor

Truck Parts & Service will honor its Distributor of the Year at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas next week. Four aftermarket veterans are up for the honor. Wheelco was founded by Steve Stich’s grandfather in 1961 to fill a void ...

The Truck Service, Inc. names winners of tech challenge

The Truck Service, Inc. named its top three technicians in its company-wide 2015 Technician Test Competition. Jim Lee, EAB Truck Service in Cleveland, won first place and $500. Second Place was Joey Schanepp, Indianapolis Spring, who won $300. Third Place, Ed Adair, Indianapolis Spring, won $100. Jim Lee topped all other TSI Technicians ...