Topics Sales & Marketing

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, Alaska; Wasilla, Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska; Seattle, ...

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 was your business founded? Sadler Machine Company ...

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 ...

MERA debuts Remanufacturing Technology Forum

Detroit was the location for an industry first this week, as the Motor City hosted the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association’s (MERA) inaugural Remanufacturing Technology Forum. Formed in 2011, MERA has been growing steadily in membership and influence over the past three years. Thursday’s event was created to offer ...

Marx Group forms Collision Division

Tom Marx, CEO of Marx Group Advisors, announces the formation of a new business segment in the collision repair/paint, body and equipment (PBE) segment of the aftermarket for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Marx Group Advisors Collision Division will be led by Ray Datt, vice president, and Mike Bryan, who ...

Distributor of the Year finalists announced

Truck Parts & Service is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Distributor of the Year award: Blaine Brothers, (Blaine, Minn.), Sadler Power Train (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Six Robblees’ (Seattle); and Wheelco (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Now in its 13th year, the Distributor of the Year award program highlights the ...

VIPAR Heavy Duty to sponsor GenNext

VIPAR Heavy Duty has become a platinum sponsor of GenNext, the heavy-duty aftermarket’s newest group formed to educate, mentor and recruit the next generation of aftermarket leaders. “GenNext is a group with over 100 members and growing who are the up-and-coming leaders of tomorrow in the aftermarket truck parts ...

Prestone Command releases white paper on coolant maintenance

Prestone Products Corporation has produced a new white paper titled Critical Warm Weather Maintenance For Engine Coolant In Heavy Duty Vehicles. According to Prestone, extreme seasonal heat presents a challenge to heavy-duty engines and those responsible for their maintenance. Prestone says its white paper places special emphasis on testing essentials ...