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    Navistar unveils Vision to transform dealer, parts business

    August 7, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BOULDER, Colo – Navistar International has a vision for the future of its dealer and aftermarket experience — and it means transforming everything from parts distribution to customer interactions.

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    Paccar Parts unveils new Canadian distribution center

    March 21, 2019 12:00AM by Emily Atkins

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Paccar Parts celebrated the opening of its new Toronto-area distribution center on March 20 with an event for 250 dealers, customers and suppliers. The 160,000-square-foot facility is in Mississauga, Ont., situated at the confluence of highways 401

  • HDAW says see ya, Las Vegas

    January 31, 2019 1:47PM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, Nev – Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, traditionally hosted in Las Vegas, will be moving to Texas for its 15th annual conference in 2020. Next year’s event will be at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine,

  • Denso unveils value priced PowerEdge line, coming to Canada soon

    January 30, 2019 11:40AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Denso Products and Services Americas is extending its offerings in the U.S. aftermarket with a value-priced product line known as PowerEdge. Timelines have yet to be established for a Canadian rollout, but there are plans to

  • Canada’s heavy-duty aftermarket reached $4 billion in 2018

    January 29, 2019 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The aftermarket serving Canada’s Class 6-8 trucks and trailers reached $4 billion in 2018, and the growth even took the analysts at MacKay and Co. by surprise. The market swelled 7.2% year over year when compared

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    Electrics, electronics and e-commerce transforming the aftermarket

    January 29, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The repair and upkeep of Canada’s Class 6-8 trucks and trailers is no small matter. Analysts at MacKay and Company say the business is worth $4 billion a year and growing. And it’s being radically transformed before our eyes.

  • Eaton named Bezares master distributor

    January 28, 2019 9:15AM by John G Smith

    GALESBURG, Mich. – Eaton will become a North American master distributor for Bezares SA’s mobile power hydraulic portfolio, and will also provide post-sale service and support throught he Roadranger field team. Bezares SA produces Power Takeoffs (PTOs), hydraulic pumps, fittings,

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    Aftermarket continues to be healthy, Vipar conference hears

    October 17, 2018 12:00AM by Steve Bouchard

    MARCO ISLAND, Fla — Times are good everywhere in the trucking industry and Chris Baer, president and CEO of Vipar Heavy Duty, confirmed that this applies to the aftermarket segment as well. “It’s a good time to be in the truck parts business these days,” he said during the company’s annual conference in Marco Island, Fla.

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    Daimler improving service experience

    July 18, 2018 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    YOUNTVILLE, Ca. — The aftermarket side of Daimler Trucks North America is aiming to set a new standard in customer service by strengthening its 24-hour-or-less service turnaround promise, adding new digital tools, enlarging its supply chain, and launching a major expansion of its Alliance Truck Parts enterprise.

  • Meritor adds Mississauga distribution center

    May 22, 2018 9:23AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has opened its Eastern Canada Regional Distribution Centre in Mississauga, Ont., which will  serve warehouse distributors and dealers in seven provinces. “Customers in eastern Canada will notice greater ordering flexibility and shorter lead times, with many

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    Parts is Parts? Hardly. Observations from Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

    January 26, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, NV — Children of the 1980s might recall a Wendy’s commercial that mocked the quality of chicken sandwiches from competing fast food chains. “Parts is parts,” the cashier for a generic restaurant says with a shrug, suggesting different pieces can be fused together into some sort of processed Frankenchicken.

    There are clearly differences in parts, though.

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    Group looks for common parts language

    January 25, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, NV – A Brockville, Ontario, business is playing a leading role in a North American initiative that hopes to bring order to the chaos of describing truck parts.

    The Autocare Association’s HDDA Heavy Duty arm is working with suppliers to adopt common ways to describe the different components, leveraging the expertise of Canada’s Pricdex Software. The advantage is that distributors and their customers would more easily be able to compare one offering to the next.

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    Wabco closes joint venture with Meritor

    October 3, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BRUSSELS, Belgium — Wabco has finalized the deal to purchase the Meritor Wabco joint venture that introduced its products to North America — although Meritor will continue to distribute Wabco aftermarket offerings.

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    Canada’s heavy-duty aftermarket transforming

    January 24, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, NV – Truck and trailer sales continue to drop in Canada, but the value of the aftermarket that serves them continues to rise, according to statistics released during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

  • 6 Takeaways from 2015 in Truck Parts and Service

    December 30, 2015 12:00AM by Heavy Duty Trucking|Today's Trucking partner

    The truck parts and service aftermarket got a lot of attention in 2015, as the focus of many fleets shifted to total cost of operation rather than cost per mile. This shined a bright spotlight on maintenance and repair practices as ways to keep asset utilization high. Here’s a look back at some of the major aftermarket issues from the past year. This year saw the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association along with the Equipment and Tool Institute, the Auto Care Association and Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada. As a result of the MOU, fleets and independent repair garages will have access to service information – previously only available to dealers – for model year 2010 and later trucks and buses over 10,000 pounds sold in the United States and Canada.