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Rush sees aftermarket revenues rise

Aftermarket is certainly not an afterthought at Rush Enterprises. The company announced its aftermarket services continued its hot streak during its earnings call Wednesday. The division accounted for more than 65 percent of the company's total gross profits for the second quarter of 2013. Second quarter parts, service and body shop revenues increased by 17 percent ...

New Qwik Tech Tips released

The current issue of Qwik Tech Tips has been released by Phillips Industries. This month’s edition features a detailed description of a SAE J560 connector and its uses in the commercial vehicle market, as well as photos to help instruct technicians on how to identify a J560 in the workplace. For a copy of this month’s newsletter ...

Paccar parts hit sales record

Paccar said Tuesday its parts business had record quarterly revenues of $709 million – a 6 percent increase compared to $666 million in the prior year. The Parts Division posted quarterly pretax income of $109 million, an increase of 21 percent compared to $90 million earned in the second quarter last year. The excellent results were ...

Bendix debuts new safety labels

Technicians relining Bendix brakes will soon see something new within the wheel-end. Bendix has announced its high-performance brake shoes will now carry a warning label to help educate the commercial vehicle industry about performance issues related to relining. The effort is part of a comprehensive awareness program by ...

Another parts search option

Another option for tracking down non-stocked parts I didn’t mention in my July feature on finding parts was the Internet. There are places online to find, buy and ship parts immediately. FindItParts.com and PartsRiver.com are two sites designed to cater directly to the heavy-duty aftermarket that have been launched in ...

Peterson launching new round headlight this summer

Peterson Manufacturing says it will introduce a new seven-inch, round LED headlamp later this summer as a drop-in LED replacement for all PAR56 standard headlights. “The demand for LED forward lighting will continue to increase for some time to come," said Steve Meagher, vice-president of sales. "That growth makes it ...

Dana named TerraStar standard

Dana Holding Corporation said Tuesday the company has been named Navistar's standard and exclusive supplier of steer axles, drive axles and driveshafts for the new International TerraStar 4×4. Navistar recently began customer deliveries of the all-wheel-drive medium-duty vehicles. The TerraStar features Dana’s new Spicer Model 273 front drive steer axle, ...

Remy alternator named Pierce standard

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., a North American manufacturer of fire and specialty trucks, has selected Remy's 40SI high output alternator as standard equipment on all its fire trucks. “We are pleased to be awarded the new standard position business at Pierce Manufacturing,” saidKent Jones, Vice President, Global Business Development, Remy International, Inc.  “A premier ...

Alliance launches alternator to handle higher temps

Alliance Truck Parts says it has introduced a new alternator line, rated for the higher temperatures found in 2007 and 2010 EPA emissions-compliant engines. "Adding rotating electrics to our product offering is another example of how we work to meet our customers' needs with a quality product at a great ...

Meritor showcases $40M ‘brakethrough’

Meritor’s brake business is gearing up for projected growth in North America and other countries around the world, and Meritor highlighted its progress on its long-term, comprehensive upgrade program at a press event at its brake component manufacturing plant in Cwmbran, Wales, U.K. today. Overall, Meritor has invested more ...