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The value of truck parts availability, visibility

So where is the part?! Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself yelling that at some point this year. Supply chain challenges have hit every segment of the trucking industry, and the impact on service turn times might be one of the most frustrating. A lot of that frustration is born from the lack of

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Road to AAPEX Ep. 5: The road less traveled

Last episode, the 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham gave Babcox Media’s Joe Keene a good scare. He was nearly halfway through the 2,500-mile drive from Akron, Ohio, to Las Vegas headed to the AAPEX show when the Caddy wouldn’t start. However. with some quick thinking from the ASE-certified technician and help from friends in the aftermarket, he got

Road to AAPEX Ep. 4: Halfway there … What could go wrong?

The literal road to AAPEX has been smooth, so far. Babcox Media’s Joe Keene, an ASE-certified technician who fixed up a battered 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham, has been getting his kicks on Route 66 as he drives 2,500 miles from Akron, Ohio, to Las Vegas. In this episode, he checks out iconic road-side attractions like the

The Road to AAPEX Ep. 3: You wouldn’t believe who and what you’ll see on Route 66

It’s the stuff road trips are made of–the unexpected, the interesting, and even the bizarre. On Route 66, it’s all about the roadside detours that are so intriguing you can’t help but pull the car over and soak it all in. Luckily, the 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham was running well. Babcox Media’s ASE-certified technician Joe Keene

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HDA Truck Pride member AA Wheel & Truck Supply acquires Casper Brake & Clutch

HDA Truck Pride member, AA Wheel & Truck Supply, a distributor of truck and trailer parts throughout the Midwest, has announced that it has acquired Kansas City-based Casper Brake & Clutch and relocated Casper’s reline shop and team members to its North Kansas City AA Wheel & Truck Supply warehouse and brake shop. Since 1929,

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The Road to AAPEX Episode 2: Will a 33-year-old Cadillac EVEN START?

We’re continuing our break from trucking with the second episode of The Road to AAPEX. (Click here to read the first post about why we’re sharing this on a trucking site.) “A lot of things happened, except when I turned the key.”  As a seasoned ASE-certified technician, Babcox Media’s Joe Keene knew that getting a 33-year-old

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Meyle unveils its first climate-neutral product range

Meyle HD has unveiled its first climate-neutral product range in the independent aftermarket. The company aims to be climate-neutral by 2030. Meyle is now working with ClimatePartner to compensate for the CO2 emissions associated with Meyle HD parts in the steering and suspension category. These parts are largely manufactured at the company’s own plant in Turkey, which

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Take a trucking break with The Road to AAPEX Ep. 1

And now for something completely different. The Fleet Equipment staff was lucky enough to have a front row seat as the automotive aftermarket side of our company took on one of the coolest, and most challenging video projects we’ve ever attempted: Take a 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham with more than 180,000 miles on the odometer, fix

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Dayton Parts celebrates 100th anniversary

Dayton Parts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dorman Products, marks 100 years of delivering aftermarket solutions for commercial fleets and owner-operators. The company will commemorate the occasion this month with a heritage celebration for employees, retirees, and business partners, as well as with numerous customer-focused events throughout the remainder of the year. The 100th anniversary

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Aurora Parts, Fruehauf announce exclusive distribution partnership

Aurora Parts, a supplier of aftermarket semi-trailer parts, and Fruehauf have reached a strategic agreement making Aurora Parts the exclusive aftermarket distributor of all Fruehauf parts in the United States. Fruehauf celebrated the grand opening of their new production facility in June 2022 in Bowling Green, Ky., reintroducing the Fruehauf brand back in the U.S.

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The aftermarket e-commerce impact on truck service

The battle to find truck parts has never been greater. Supply chain shortages and trucks that have grown long in the tooth have increased the truck service stakes. Uptime is paramount, but how do you keep your trucks on the road when you can’t get the right part to the right place at the right

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FleetPride increases eCommerce truck parts catalog

FleetPride recently reached another milestone as it pursues eCommerce and digital solutions focused squarely on alleviating customers’ most pressing issues. The achievement of going live with over 667,000+ parts along with 4.5 million cross references on FleetPride.com dwarfs the company’s previous announcement of 400,000 parts and continues to ease customers’ supply and demand concerns. By the end

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