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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 operations have since transitioned away from ...

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 ...

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 oil pan gasket sets for pickup ...

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 ...

Truck Trailer & Equipment expands to Memphis

Truck Trailer & Equipment has entered the Memphis marketplace with the acquisition of former Pinnacle Truck & Trailer in West Memphis. Truck Trailer & Equipment recently changed management to the Hollingsworth Group, and it’s that change that spurred the company’s new growth plan. David Hollingsworth is the company’s new ...

NGVi extends early-bird registration rates

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) announces its early-bird registration rates for its upcoming heavy-duty natural gas vehicle maintenance and diagnostics training courses, set for Aug. 12-14 in San Leandro, Calif., have been extended. Interested parties now have until July 31 to register for the August course at the discounted ...

FTG expands filter/water separator product lines

FTG, Inc. announces another expansion of its diesel fuel filter/water separators product offering. According to FTG, its new products work in conjunction with coolant-type fuel heaters to help customers brave the challenges of operating in cold climates. “This product line offers customers a variety of solutions for diesel or biodiesel ...

Betts Company releases corporate brochure

To further extend a new corporate branding initiative unveiled in 2013, Betts Company has completed a new four-page corporate brochure. The brochure provides a concise history of the company from its origins in 1868 and elaborates on the company’s mission, value proposition and core values. The brochure is tied ...