Vipar Acquires Power Heavy Duty

Aftermarket truck-parts chain Vipar Heavy Duty Inc. said it has purchased the Power Heavy Duty network of parts stores.

January 7, 2014

FleetPride Acquires Drake Supply

Heavy-duty truck parts supplier, FleetPride Inc., said it has acquired the assets of truck parts firm Drake Supply Co. Terms were not disclosed.

December 18, 2012

FleetPride Acquires Westpac Heavy Duty

FleetPride, an aftermarket supplier of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, said it has acquired truck parts dealer Westpac Heavy Duty. Terms were not disclosed.

May 23, 2012

OEMs Face Parts Shortages as Demand for Trucks Surges

Heavy-duty truck manufacturers said they are experiencing rolling components shortages as suppliers who survived the recession struggle to keep up with the unexpectedly rapid surge in demand for new trucks.

July 4, 2011
Editorial, Business

A Positive Problem

It’s sort of a good problem to have, shortages. It’s a problem that means times are good. Suppliers of components that go into Class 8 trucks say they’re barely able to keep up with demand, as truck manufacturers shift into high gear to meet carriers’ desire to replace their aging vehicles.

July 4, 2011

Parts Makers Scramble to Meet Rising Demand

The increase in Class 8 truck demand that began late last year has some component makers scrambling to meet the sudden surge, and one analyst warned the supply problem could get worse if orders grow as expected.

February 28, 2011