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Daimler improving service experience

July 18, 2018 by John Smith

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.

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

January 26, 2018 by John 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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Vipar, Meritor ink distribution deal

September 7, 2017 by John Smith

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Meritor and Vipar Heavy Duty have signed a new long-term agreement that will see Vipar offer a growing portfolio of Meritor products.

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Canadian to be chairwoman of KW parts council

February 15, 2017 by John Smith

KIRKLAND, WA — Three Canadians have been named to Kenworth’s 2017 Parts Council — and one will serve as chairwoman.

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PACCAR celebrates Distribution Center opening

July 7, 2016 by John Smith

RENTON, WA – More than 500 people joined PACCAR Parts in celebrating the grand opening of a new $32-million Distribution Center in Renton, Washington. The 160,000 square-foot facility began operations this April, serving 92 dealerships in Western Canada and the Northwestern U.S. It is one of 17 such Distribution Centers worldwide, and can store 38,000 aftermarket parts for all makes of trucks, trailers and buses.

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Kenworth Opens Parts & Services Facility Near Montreal

January 18, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

ANORAIE, QC. – Kenworth Montreal has opened a new parts and service facility in Lanoraie, QC., about 70 km northeast of Montreal.

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6 Takeaways from 2015 in Truck Parts and Service

December 30, 2015 by sehui

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.

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Custom Truck Sales Opens New Parts, Service Facility

December 29, 2015 by sehui

SWIFT CURRENT, SK — Custom Truck Sales recently opened a new parts and service facility in Swift Current, SK, on Highway 4 and the TransCanada Highway.

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VHD Equipment Network to Merge into Power Heavy Duty

September 21, 2015 by sehui

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL — VIPAR Heavy Duty has announced its VHD Equipment Network of distributors will transition into the Power Heavy Duty LLC the first of 2016. The combination of the two groups into one will allow the organization to maximize efficiencies while focusing on growing business with members, supplier partners and their collective customers, according to VIPAR. The merger will also result in a network of hundreds of locations in Canada and the U.S.

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Mascot Opens New Production and Distribution Facility

April 30, 2015 by sehui

MISSISSAUG, ON — Canada’s only wholesale remanufacturer of heavy truck components has completed its move to a new 40,000 square foot production and distribution facility located in Mississauga.

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Maxim Truck & Trailer Introduces One-Hour Parts Delivery

April 28, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG — The offering guarantees a one-hour delivery of heavy-duty parts for a flat fee of $20. The service is ideally suited to heavy-duty repair shops and fleets who are focused on uptime for their customers and fleets, according to Maxim.

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PETERBILT DISCOUNTS

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Peterbilt’s new Preferred Card rewards loyal customers with numerous discounts on parts and services.

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PETERBILT DISCOUNTS

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Peterbilt’s new Preferred Card rewards loyal customers with numerous discounts on parts and services.

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KW PARTS ONLINE

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Kenworth PremierCare offers all-makes parts catalogs on website for easy access

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Go long on spare parts

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NEW YORK — The U.S. aftermarket for medium- and heavy-duty truck parts and components will increase by 3.8 percent annually to $17.1 billion by 2013