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DTNA rolls out new parts ordering platform for fleets

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced Tuesday the launch of a new online parts ordering tool. Pinnacle Truck Parts, an e-commerce platform that facilitates transactions between customers and DTNA’s parts and service network, was created to deliver uptime by simplifying and expediting the parts ordering process. It is the latest addition ...

STEMCO revamps, relaunches website.

STEMCO has launched a redesigned website. The newly redesigned STEMCO website features increased functionality and interactivity, and consolidates the various STEMCO brands under one site to better ...

Tidewater Fleet Supply honors Webb Wheel’s Stepp

Tidewater Fleet Supply hosted its annual customer appreciation dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk with an audience of 240 customers and employees last week. During the evening the company awarded Dan Stepp of Webb Wheel with its 2014 Manufacturer’s Rep of the Year award. Presented annually, Tidewater Fleet Supply ...

Registration open for Truck Product Conference

Registration is now open for the Truck Product Conference, your chance to preview next year's vocational truck and product offerings from 11 leading chassis manufacturers. This year's event is scheduled Sept. 16 - Sept. 18, 2014 at the adoba hotel Dearborn/Detroit. The event provides upfitters and companies with an opportunity to ask questions ...

Gordon named global VP at Bergstrom

Bergstrom has promoted Bill Gordon to global vice president of truck sales. Gordon will be responsible for all truck related activities including OEM, OES, Aftermarket strategic pricing, as well as further developing global aftermarket opportunities for Bergstrom, the company says. "Our Truck customers are rapidly becoming global with operations in ...

Meritor settles antitrust suit with Eaton for $500M

Eaton will pay half a billion dollars to settle an antitrust lawsuit filed by Meritor, Inc. nearly eight years ago. Meritor Inc. said Monday that ZF Meritor LLC, a joint venture between a Meritor, Inc. subsidiary and ZF Friedrichshafen AG, and Meritor Transmission Corporation, reached a settlement agreement with Eaton Corporation relating to the ...

2014 rewind: Top TPS stories from 2014

The new year isn't so new anymore, with nearly six full months under our belts. Here's a look back at 14 of the "biggest" stories from Truck Parts and Service so far in 2014. Top stories were determined chosen by looking at the number of views on our website. 14. VIPAR ...

Fifth dimension: Adding fifth wheel service adds new dimension to your service business

While it’s true some heavy-duty components require more attention than others, it’s doubtful any component has more responsibility while receiving less attention than the fifth wheel. As the main coupling device between a tractor and trailer, the fifth wheel is one of the most important operational and safety features ...

Hendrickson makes acquisition from Austrian Frauenthal Group

Hendrickson announced Thursday the acquisition of the leaf spring and stabilizer segments from the Austrian Frauenthal Group along with a number of their subsidiaries in Europe. “This acquisition of this business will enable us to broaden our footprint in Europe to better support our global spring customer base,” Gary ...

Don’t get sick on your business

Dealing with employee health is a major aspect of running a business. Everybody gets sick, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t frustrating to see productivity wane due to health-related employee absences. But in spite of that age-old problem, many businesses remain reactive to employee health and wellness. By shifting your focus to ...