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Bendix Spicer celebrates birthday

Ten years ago, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, LLC – companies with almost 200 combined years in the commercial vehicle industry – created Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB). Their joint venture celebrates its first decade this week as a single, complete source for OE brake system design, manufacturing, hardware, ...

A look at our top distributor nominees

Truck Parts & Service's thirteenth annual Distributor of the Year will be crowned at the 2015 installment of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas in January. The award program highlights the best of the best in the heavy-duty independent aftermarket, and is presented to a distributor who exemplifies excellent customer ...

GALLERY: Cummins holds birthday bash for Jamestown plant

People aren’t the only ones who can put down roots. Cummins first came to Western New York four decades ago. The Indiana-based engine manufacturer was in need of a facility to manufacture engine components. It found what it was looking for in an available 1,000,000 sq. ft. facility in ...

DOTY finalist: Wheelco

Last week Truck Parts & Service announced its finalists for the 2014 Distributor of the Year award. We are now taking a brief look at each nominated business. For information on Wheelco, we turn to owner Steve Stich. When was your business founded? 1961 How many locations do you have? Six: Two facilities ...

Service profitability white paper available from Karmak

Karmak has released the newest post in its new Thought Leadership series, “Using Data to Increase Service Profit.” Available HERE, the paper was written by Karmak’s team of Adam Madsen, manager of product management, and Jason Goby, product owner. In it, the duo breaks down five specific types of data ...

DOTY finalist: Six Robblees

Last week Truck Parts & Service announced its finalists for the 2014 Distributor of the Year award. We are now taking a brief look at each nominated business. For information on Six Robblees, we turn to President Andy Robblee. When was your business founded? 1913 How many locations do you have? 20: Fairbanks, ...

DOTY finalist: Sadler Power Train

Last week Truck Parts & Service announced its finalists for the 2014 Distributor of the Year award. We are now taking a brief look at each nominated business. For information on Sadler Power Train, we turn to President John Sadler and son Adam Sadler, director of sales and marketing. When ...

BettsHD debuts scalable point-of-sale program

BettsHD has announced the availability of “BettsHD Profit Creator” a new point-of-sale (POS) program. This flexible, scalable POS program is designed to help customers accelerate sales and increase profits, the company says. “Since we rebranded the division as BettsHD in 2013, we have been creating new support materials for customers ...

DOTY finalist: Blaine Brothers

Last week Truck Parts & Service announced its finalists for the 2014 Distributor of the Year award. We are now taking a brief look at each nominated business. For information on Blaine Brothers, we turn to owner Dean Dally and Kevin McCarty, vice president of sales and marketing. When was ...

Accuride retains services with Canadian marketing firm

Accuride Corporation announces it has retained the services of Specialty Sales and Marketing (SS&M), one of Canada's leading sales and marketing agencies in the commercial vehicle market. Accuride says it will tap SS&M’s extensive network of dedicated sales representatives who are strategically located close to Accuride's prospects and customers. The ...