aftermarket

Business, Technology, Equipment

Fleets Manage Parts in Multiple Ways

HDAW panelists Scott Reed (from left), Tanya Morrow, Bob Phipps and Keshav Sondhi speak at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Fleets have found various ways to handle the need for parts: expanding inventory levels, not substituting cheaper but less reliable ones for critical parts, doing some warranty work themselves, keeping the average age of trucks low or turning to electric trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 29, 2020
Business, Equipment

Tenneco Names Brian Kesseler Sole CEO

Commercial vehicle supplier Tenneco Inc. announced co-CEO Brian Kesseler will assume the newly consolidated role of CEO.

January 10, 2020
Business, Equipment

DRiV Inc. to Emerge From Tenneco Later This Year

Tenneco products Federal-Mogul auto parts on display. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

DRiV Inc. is the name of an aftermarket parts and ride performance company that is being launched in the wake of Tenneco Inc.’s separation into two independent companies, Tenneco announced.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Suppliers Use HDAW 2019 to Unveil Latest Efforts

Eaton Corp. building Eaton Corp.

LAS VEGAS — Suppliers of a variety of products and services for the aftermarket announced developments here during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Fleets Seek Aftermarket Companies That Are Easy to Do Business With

Mike Palmer, Gloria Pliler, Lee Quinn,Brett Wacker, Stu MacKay. Mike Palmer (from left), Gloria Pliler, Lee Quinn, Brett Wacker and moderator Stu MacKay. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Fleet executives are standardizing parts ordering and maintenance procedures as they deal with truck equipment that is increasingly complex and costly.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Aftermarket Seeks to Keep Up as Truck Makers Broaden Approach

Ken Davis, Roger Nielsen and Dean Engelage Ken Davis (from left), Roger Nielsen and Dean Engelage. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Truck makers are wrestling with how to invest in automation, electrification and traditional powertrains — all at once. Additionally, more trailers will use telematics to relay diagnostic information and secure parts while new relationships will form between suppliers and technology startups, according to experts at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Truck OEMs, Suppliers Look to Online Growth, 3D Printing

A technician works on a part that was made using a 3D printer. A technician works on a part that was made using a 3D printer. (Daimler)

Equipment and component manufacturers in the trucking industry are looking to expand their online presence and also see potential in 3D printing, both of which could help them reach more customers, they said.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
January 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Parts Demand Is Surging

Meritor products on a sales floor Meritor products on a sales floor. Strong sales of new trucks is among the factors that have boosted demand for components and parts. (truckpartsandservice.com)

A growing economy and strong new truck sales have increased demand for aftermarket parts, creating supply chal­lenges. Truck manufacturers and component ­suppliers said they’re working to alleviate pressure on the industry by expanding offerings, ­improving distribution channels and using predictive forecasting tools to get ahead of demand.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
January 25, 2019
Business, Equipment

Vipar Adds Trudell Trailers to Network

Vipar Heavy Duty, the network of independent aftermarket truck parts distributors, added Trudell Holdings to its network.

February 23, 2018
Business

Diesel Forward, H.G. Makelim Heavy Duty Division Merge

Diesel engine parts distributors Diesel Forward and H.G. Makelim Co.’s Heavy Duty division merged Dec. 18 in a pairing that will expand the geographic reach of the firms.

January 2, 2018

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