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What to look for in remanufactured truck parts

When it comes to truck maintenance, choosing the right replacement part is an all-important step. But in the crowded commercial vehicle aftermarket, making that choice can be confusing, especially when selecting remanufactured and rebuilt components. And the wrong choice comes with the risk of part failure, as well as damage that can more than eliminate

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Choosing the right parts in the trucking aftermarket

The commercial vehicle aftermarket is a crowded place, and the arena of remanufactured and rebuilt parts in particular can be confusing. Put the wrong replacement component on your truck, and you can risk not just part failure, but also damage that would more than wipe out any savings from going with the lowest-cost option. And

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FleetPride touts partnership with TRW remanufactured steering gears from ZF

FleetPride has announced a partnership with TRW remanufactured steering gears from ZF. The steering gears program officially launched on June 1. As a result of the partnership, FleetPride will now stock steering gears in all five of its distribution centers, and will have a customized assortment available at its nationwide branch locations. This is also

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Bendix now supplies Sheppard replacement steering components

Bendix and its team at R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc. now supply a full line of new and remanufactured steering gears, available for rapid order and delivery through existing dealer or independent aftermarket networks, the company shared. Dustin Carpenter, Bendix product director of steering, says that steering gears remanufactured by Bendix and R.H. Sheppard, including remanufactured

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ZF expands aftermarket commercial vehicle solutions portfolio at HDAW ’21

ZF announced new aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicles during the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2021 virtual conference. These new products are part of ZF’s newly-created Commercial Vehicle Control Systems (CVCS) Division, which was established when ZF acquired WABCO in May 2020. The WABCO product brand remains intact as part of the ZF portfolio. The

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Bendix to acquire steering component remanufacturer ProSteering

  Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced that it will acquire ProSteering business of JM Engineered Products, a Lebanon, Tennessee-based remanufacturer of all-makes power steering systems for the North American commercial vehicle market. Upon closing, the transaction will incorporate the ProSteering brand’s products, manufacturing operations, plus its sales and service operations into Bendix’s steering business and

Meritor expands North America authorized rebuilder program for axle carriers in the United States

Meritor Inc. has announced the U.S. launch of its North America Authorized Rebuilder Program for drive axle carriers, including the company’s 145, 14X and 160 products. Five rebuilders in the United States, along with four already serving the Canadian market, brings the total number of North America locations to 62 that supply wholesale distributors and

The brains behind the reman operation: Reman ECMs

Don’t overlook the engine control modules (ECM) in your conversations with reman equipment suppliers. The ECM programming needs to match your engine spec and performance expectations. You want to ensure you port over your parameters. You’d also have the ability to reset your operational parameters, but be forewarned: It is illegal to modify the calibration

Busting reman myths and building the business case

Class 8 truck orders are effectively booked for the remainder of the year. OEMs are at capacity and that means you’re going to need to breathe some new life into your tractors to pounce on the current carrier-favorable environment. So let’s turn our attention to remanufactured equipment and components. For many fleets, reman options, particularly

Bendix offers remanufactured brake shoe

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is offering a remanufactured brake shoe with the same friction and coating specs on its original equipment (OE) brake shoe, as well as an extended, five-year warranty against rust jacking. The warranty matches that which Bendix offers on its OE shoes. To help vehicle operators maintain performance of RSD-equipped vehicles (those

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Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing acquires Mascot Truck Parts

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC (Detroit Reman) announced its acquisition of the U.S. and Canadian business operations of Mascot Truck Parts, a provider of remanufactured driveline components for the heavy- and medium-duty truck aftermarket. “Mascot’s portfolio complements our driveline products,” stated Sanjiv Khurana, president of Detroit Reman. “We will also be able to leverage Mascot’s national footprint

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Fleets offer reman engine insights

Dan Vander Pol, director of maintenance for Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc.: “We have purchased reman engines on our city trucks [Class 7], but most of the time on our linehaul trucks [Class 8], we would be able to rebuild the engine and if we can’t rebuild we purchase new engines. We have put reman

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