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Three easy steps to finding a part

A customer comes into your store and he needs a part. You get the SKU, look it up in your inventory management software and nothing ...

Distributor of the Year finalists announced

Truck Parts & Service is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Distributor of the Year award: Blaine Brothers, (Blaine, ...

MERA adds a pair

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) has added Instrument Sales & Service and MD Publications as its newest member companies. MERA says its mission is to advance the remanufacturing industry and the business interests of its members. Its network of remanufacturers, suppliers and professional services firms — operating in the automotive and heavy-duty, off-road ...

Hadley appoints Lampen

Hadley announces the appointment of Tim Lampen to the position of fleet/dealer account manager. In this role, Hadley says Lampen is responsible for developing new business within the fleet and dealer industry. The company says Lampen will head up the sales of Hadley’s new electronic height control system, “SmartValve,” to ...

Rush Enterprises aftermarket sales booming

Rush Enterprises aftermarket services remained strong and accounted for approximately 62 percent of the company's total gross profits for the second quarter of 2014. Second quarter parts, service and body shop revenues increased by 36 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2013. This contributed to a record ...

Webb Wheel redesigns, reduces weight of TN trailer hub

Webb Wheel OEM says it has redesigned its 25,000 pound axle-rated TN trailer hub to make it lighter and to simplify brake drum installation. The new patent pending design of Webb 2023 TN trailer hub includes a scalloped flange which reduces the overall weight. By incorporating ten total drum pilots ...

Surviving business struggles in the aftermarket

This is Part III of Truck Parts & Service's three-part special report on aftermarket family businesses. For an introduction, CLICK HERE. Joyful as it can be, leading a family business is not without challenges. If pride in a job well done is one of the biggest selling points, the stress of the job ...

U.S.-made parts finding toehold, again

A recent Truck Parts & Service survey showed more than 60 percent of truck parts buyers only buy U.S.-made parts. Among the respondents, 22 percent were more concerned with price and 11 percent gave manufacturing origin no consideration. Nationwide, an article in TIME Magazine focused on how “Made in the USA” ...

Tri Cities Truck Parts joins VIPAR network

Tri Cities Truck Parts is the newest company to join the VIPAR Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder, the company announced Monday. Located in Muscle Shoals, Ala., Tri Cities Truck Parts serves customers with parts for class 6-8 trucks in northwestern Alabama, south central Tennessee and ...

The joys of running the family business

This is Part II of Truck Parts & Service's three-part special report on aftermarket family businesses. For an introduction, CLICK HERE. Those who’ve done it say running a family business can be incredibly rewarding, keeping active family involved and drawing others into the industry. “It’s not about making money to me,” says Joe ...