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Deadline approaching to sign up for HDAW one-on-ones

This Friday (Sept. 26, 2014) is the deadline for suppliers to register for the one-on-one meetings held at 2015 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Scheduled for Jan. 26-29, 2015 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, HDAW says participation in the pre-scheduled meetings between suppliers and distributors is expected to exceed ...

Day 1 at TMC

The 2014 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting and SuperTech opened Monday in the shadow of Mickey Mouse's place in Walt Disney World in Orlando. The day featured more than 100 task force meetings, the opening general session/town hall meeting and the always popular "Fleet Talk." Truck Parts & Service was on the scene all ...

TMC task force seeks RP to calculate ROI on aero devices

Television has told us you can save 15 percent on your car insurance in 15 minutes. Fritz Marinko, vice president of special accounts for ATDynamics, says you can calculate the return on investment (ROI) on the aerodynamic devices in your fleet even faster. Marinko, speaking at the Technology & Maintenance ...

Update to TMC RP looks at driver’s impact on fuel economy

A Recommended Practice (RP) update under consideration by the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations is looking at the driver's impact on fuel economy. Task force chairman Gary Strausbaugh, vice president of transportation at Mennel Milling Co., shared comments at the TMC Fall meeting Monday morning ...

Bendix prepares for next generation in safety

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will launch the next generation of its leading-edge active safety technologies in 2015, introducing stationary vehicle braking and other functions currently not available in North America. According to Bendix, the next-generation technology will significantly enhance the performance of its existing systems through stronger, deeper ...

ConMet names new aftermarket sales director

Consolidated Metco (ConMet) has named Matt Wasem its director of aftermarket sales, responsible for increasing sales, improving the capabilities of ConMet's distribution network and driving improved customer satisfaction and performance. Wasem has more than 30 years experience in the commercial vehicle industry, with leadership roles in both sales and marketing and operations, ...

Northwood University introduces aftermarket MBA program

The new Motor Vehicle Aftermarket Executive MBA from Northwood University’s DeVos Graduate School is designed with the career demands of emerging and established industry leaders at all levels of the aftermarket supply, distribution and service network in mind. The inaugural class of this fully accredited MBA program will kick ...

Double Coin, CMA notify NHTSA of non-compliant sidewall markings on tire models

Double Coin and CMA formally notified the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) last month of non-compliant sidewall markings on certain Double Coin branded TBR tires produced by Double Coin Holdings, LLC. After a full audit in June 2014, CMA notified NHTSA that certain Double Coin tires omitted the ...

Dayco website, app awarded

Dayco Products was presented with a Bronze Stevie Award in the Industrial Website Awards category and a Bronze Stevie Award in the Utilities & Services App Awards category in The 12th annual American Business Awards. Dayco was recognized for its first-to-market VIN Scanning smartphone app and its newly-redesigned website, ...

Midwest Wheel honors top salesperson

Midwest Wheel Companies announces Jose Gutierrez from Veyance Technologies has won the company’s 21st annual Don Shoemaker/Scott Wilson Sales Professional of the Year Award. The award was presented to Gutierrez by John Minor, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Midwest Wheel Companies during a ceremony at the ...