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Former NFLer to highlight agenda at CVSN Summit

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) has announced the speaker lineup for its 2014 Aftermarket Distribution Summit, scheduled for Sept. ...

Aftermarket family business facts

Family businesses. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, the expression always carries cache. Which isn’t to say there’s nothing special about operating a non-family business or corporation, not at all, it’s just that when one comes across a prosperous family business, it’s easy to be impressed. Running a successful family business in today’s economy demands ...

HDDC, Phillips Industries raise money for children’s foundation

On June 3 during closing ceremonies of the Heavy Duty Distributor’s Council’s (HDDC) 30th annual business conference in Gatineau, Quebec, ...

Ten days left to nominate your pick for Distributor of the Year

The 2014 Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year nomination period has reached the homestretch, with just ten days remaining until next week's June 27 deadline.  Truck Parts & Service has received a wide selection of distributors thus far, and is hopeful it will continue to receive recommendations ...

Aging vehicle population goads demand for body shop services

Have you ever considered building a body shop? If you haven’t, now might be the time. Adding body shop capabilities to an existing repair facility allows heavy- duty service providers to capitalize on an underserved market with increasing demand, says Don Putney with Collision Equipment Experts. “There aren’t a ton of ...

Meritor appoints Jay Craig president, COO

Meritor, Inc. has appointed Jay Craig as president and chief operating officer (COO), effective June 9, 2014. "In Jay's new role, he'll have responsibility for both of our business segments – Commercial Truck & Industrial and Aftermarket & Trailer – while helping lead the company toward the successful execution of our strategic M2016 initiatives," ...

MERA reman forum set for July

MERA will host a Remanufacturing Technology Forum on July 31, 2014, during NACE | CARS 2014 at the COBO Convention Center in Detroit, Mich. The Remanufacturing Technology Forum offers attendees the opportunity to learn more about the advanced technologies currently utilized by the world's leading remanufacturers. The conference features breakout sessions focusing on specific technologies, as ...

Meritor names new field sales director

Meritor, Inc. said Tuesday it has appointed Mark Evans to senior director, Field Sales, Aftermarket, North America for Meritor. Evans is responsible for the strategic management and growth of service parts sales and training as well as ensuring customer satisfaction across its independent warehouse distributors, OEM dealers and fleets in the ...

Stertil-Koni awarded bid for 21 HD lift systems

Stertil-Koni announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a major competitive bid to provide 21 of its heavy duty inground vehicle lifting systems to CenterPoint Energy, a Houston-based domestic energy company serving more than five million customers, primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. A key component ...

Weldon Parts expands capabilities in Oklahoma

Weldon Parts, Inc., an independent heavy duty aftermarket distributor headquartered in Oklahoma City with 18 locations in six states, has rolled out new capabilities at its Clinton, Okla. branch. The company recently relocated its Clinton branch from a 5,000 square foot facility to a building with 50,000 square feet and ...