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One month left to nominate a Distributor of the Year finalist

The open nomination period for the 14th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award will remain open until Friday, June 26, 2015. All independent distributors are eligible for the award, which honors the aftermarket industry's best. The award is sponsored by Meritor and Minimizer. To nominate a distributor, please click ...

Bendix voices support for Tire Safety Week

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is supporting National Tire Safety Week (May 24-30, 2015) by offering expert insight on the role that proper tire maintenance, regular inspection and correct inflation play in the safe operation of today’s commercial vehicles. Sponsored by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, National Tire Safety Week is part ...

Registration open for MERA’s Technology Forum

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) has opened registration for its second annual Remanufacturing Technology Forum. Scheduled for July 23, 2015, in conjunction with the NACE/CARS Expo in Detroit, MERA says the event will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about additive manufacturing technologies currently utilized by leading ...

GenNext holds quarterly leadership webinar

GenNext hosted its second webinar of 2015 yesterday with an engaging discussion on leadership from Peter Palmer and John Deane of Dale Carnegie training. The webinar, titled “Getting Results without Authority,” focused on using clear, accountable and positive communication to motivate employees in the workplace. Using the tenets of Dale ...

Accuride’s Dauch to speak at Heavy Duty Leadership

The University of the Aftermarket, an operating unit of Northwood University, announces Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch will serve as the opening speaker for the upcoming Heavy Duty Leadership seminar. Heavy Duty Leadership is a week-long educational program for high-potential professionals in the commercial vehicle aftermarket. The program, ...

GALLERY – Hunter Engineering striving for more than just sales

It may sell products, but Hunter Engineering Company says it's more than just an equipment provider. To its customers, Hunter says its goal is to be a partner. During an engaging facility tour on Tuesday at its headquarters in Bridgeton, Mo., Hunter showcased the steps it is taking to not only improve its automotive and ...

Yokohama steps into the big leagues

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is sponsoring two Major League Baseball teams this season: the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels. “The Yankees and Angels have extremely dedicated fan bases,” says Alan Holtschneider, YTC director, marketing. “The Yankees are baseball’s most storied franchise with 27 Championships, and the Angels ...

Website debuts to support natural gas fleets with parts search

Parker Hannifin distributor Exotic Automation & Supply has launched an e-commerce site for fleets looking for OEM replacement CNG, LPG & LNG maintenance parts. Sales director Henry Testa says the new website provides owners of fleets ranging from 1 to 100,000 trucks with direct access to high performance products for ...

Blast from the past: Integrating online sales into your operation

This article is originally from the October 2014 issue of Truck Parts & Service. United States retail e-commerce totaled $75 billion in the second quarter of 2014, according to a report released in August by the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce. Though e-commerce accounted for only 6.4 percent of ...

Becoming an e-distributor

For those who did not attend, last week’s Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue addressed a variety of important topics facing the industry. Held preceding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2014 in Las Vegas, the event featured five comprehensive educational presentations covering all areas of the aftermarket. One of the most stirring ...