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SmartTruck system meets SmartWay Elite standard

SmartTruck announces its UT6PLUS aerodynamic under tray trailer product has been proven to offer the fuel saving performance required by ...

The Distributor of the Year nomination process has begun

Over the past 12 years, Truck Parts & Service has been proud to recognize the best of the independent aftermarket with its Distributor of the Year award. Announced annually in January at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, the Distributor of the Year award is presented to a distributor who ...

Rick Rollins joins Marx Group Advisors

Rick Rollins has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Marx Group Advisors. He will also serve as a vice ...

Bergstrom hits NITE manufacturing milestone

Bergstrom celebrates the production of its 50,000th NITE no-idle system. The 50,000th unit, a NITE Phoenix no-idle system, was part of an order from Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS), a manufacturer of corrugated polyethylene drainage pipe products. Based in Hilliard, Ohio ADS has 53 manufacturing plants and 24 distribution centers. The Phoenix ...

Bendix reman brake shoe facility hits milestone

Less than 18 months after its launch, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ remanufactured brake shoe operation has surpassed the 1.5-million-unit production milestone. “With RSD in full effect as of August 2013, and an increased focus in the commercial vehicle industry on CSA scores, vehicle operators are looking to control risk ...

Distributor of the Year nomination period to begin Monday

Yep, it’s that time of year again. The nomination process for the 13th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year will begin next Monday, March 31. This year marks the second time the nomination process will be open to the public and all Truck Parts & Service readers ...

Dollars Off or Discount Percent: How promotional pricing impacts long-term buying expectations

Three highly respected professors from Miami of Ohio and Indiana University have released studies of the ongoing effects of price cutting on future price expectations — the dreaded “Shadow Effect” that restricts the ability to rebuild price levels after a promotion (or sales panic). Especially at the end of ...

Photos from Minimizer’s anniversary party

The Minimizer team welcomed nearly 300 of its closest friends for a 30-year anniversary party this past weekend in Minneapolis. Held at the Muse Events Center in downtown Minneapolis, Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg gave a short speech during the event in which he graciously thanked everyone ...

Karmak produces fleet consolidation advice paper

Karmak has released a document showcasing helpful tips and best practices for handling fleet consolidation within your customer base. Written by Jason Goby, product owner at Karmak, the document covers five areas where aftermarket businesses can be affected by fleet consolidation, and the best steps for those businesses to ...

Minimizer to celebrate 30 years

Minimizer will celebrate its 30th anniversary in style this weekend with an event in Minneapolis. Born out of a simple idea when he saw his wife drive over a trash can, Dick Kruckeberg and now son Craig, CEO and Chief Visionary, have built Minimizer from a one-man business to ...