Independent Truck Repair Group (iTRG) announced Wednesday it has teamed up with Phillips 66 Lubricants to offer a national oil program for iTRG members. Through this new program, iTRG says its members will have access to special pricing, promotional materials, rebates and enhanced education and technical support on Phillips 66 premium diesel products.
"Our mission at the Independent Truck Repair Group is simple," says John Stoeckinger, president. "We help independent truck repair shop owners build thriving, profitable businesses. The money our members save through this new program will fall directly to their bottom line and when you combine that with best in class products, industry leading marketing and technical support, it will give them a competitive advantage versus their competition."
As one of the largest finished lubricants suppliers in the U.S., Phillips 66 Lubricants is known for manufacturing and marketing high-quality base oils and sophisticated formulations in three lubricant brands: Phillips 66, Kendall Motor Oil and Red Line Synthetic Oil. These premier products reach across every key market sector, including automotive, trucking, agriculture, aviation, power generation, mining and construction.
"We feel our products, led by the Guardol line of quality heavy-duty specific lubricants, are a great fit for the heavy-duty truck repair segment," says Phil Mindala, Phillips 66 national business development representative. "Phillips 66 is very excited to be collaborating with iTRG and its members. We look forward to developing a great and long-standing relationship."
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iTRG members will feel the Phillips 66 Lubricants presence and support immediately, the organization says. Key Phillips 66 Lubricants executives and team members presented at the group's March conference and trade show in Atlanta to a very receptive diesel repair shop owner audience. Upcoming conferences, members only calls and webinars will also feature ongoing networking and training opportunities to deepen the relationship and facilitate implementation of the programs within each member shop, iTRG says.
Within the next 30 days, iTRG members also will have access to a private Phillips 66 Lubricants website portal where they can view current program information, access training for their staff, track program participation and rebate statistics. In addition, current members who elect to participate in the program will enjoy a generous offset to member dues and direct payments for technician training. New members will also have dues offset if they elect to support the program, the organization says.
Stoeckinger adds, "No independent heavy-duty shop owner has to go it alone anymore. We’re very excited about this new collaboration with Philips 66 Lubricants and helping our members to increase purchasing power and boost profitability."
The next iTRG training conference will be held in Cincinnati June 18-20, 2021.