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GenNext adds to Board of Directors

GenNext has voted and approved to install three new directors and one new senior advisor to its board of directors. In an effort to keep representation equal and receive valuable input and feedback between the GenNext members and the board, GenNext says both suppliers and distributors will serve on the board with two-year alternating rotations. The ...

Independent sets up shop in vacant Kenworth dealership

Jerry Gamble makes a good honest living. His Chattanooga-based Truck Service Co. Inc. books revenues upwards of three-quarters of a million dollars annually. But with a new year comes new goals, and Gamble has set his sights on something a lot bigger. Gamble bought the former MHC Kenworth truck service facility ...

BettsHD gearing up for active HDAW

BettsHD will have a big presence at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW), set for later this month, Jan. 26-29, 2015, at the Mirage in Las Vegas. The company has announced it is a featured sponsor for this year’s event. It also will be active at the HDAW trade show (Booth 611) and is sponsoring the ...

MERA holding reception at HDAW

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) will host a private reception for members and guests engaged in the heavy-duty remanufacturing industry before the start of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2015. The reception, featuring networking opportunities, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to  8 p.m., ...

Engine winterization tips

Below-freezing temperatures and accumulating snowfall means that it’s time to winterize vehicles. Here are some of the most critical maintenance procedures that need to be scheduled, courtesy of Cummins Pacific.  

GenNext, Northwood team up to bring students to HDAW

GenNext and Northwood University have joined forces to cover the costs for ten Northwood University students to attend Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) later this month in Las Vegas. According the GenNext, the students are all currently studying the heavy-duty aftermarket at Northwood and will be able to use ...

Two weeks left for early bird rates at TMC

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) says it is offering an early bird registration discount for anyone interested in attending its upcoming Annual Meeting and Exhibition from Feb. 16-19 in Nashville, Tenn. TMC says early bird registration on or before Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, is $595 ...

Brake woes accelerate out-of-service rate in 2014

More than 2,100 trucks (16.2 percent of the vehicles inspected) were placed out of service during the annual week-long inspection spree held, according to numbers released Jan. 5 by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). The percentage of vehicles placed out of service sets a new record-high on the heels ...

Hendrickson completes Frauenthal acquisition

Hendrickson said Monday the company had completed its the completed purchase of  Frauenthal’s heavy-duty leaf spring and stabilizer segment, along with a number of their subsidiaries in Europe from the Frauenthal Group. In June of last year, Hendrickson agreed on the acquisition of the leaf spring and stabilizer segments from the ...

Minor named president at Midwest Wheel

John Minor has been elected president at Midwest Wheel Companies, the fifth in the company's 104-year history. The move is effective Jan. 1, 2015. Minor joined Midwest Wheel in 1972. He was named general manager of the company’s Des Moines location in 1980 and was later promoted to executive vice president and ...