This is the Trucking Times Aftermarket Update, featuring links to exclusive editorial material and select business resources for the benefit of Trucking Times magazine subscribers.

 

September 25, 2012

 

 

 

INDUSTRY NEWS

 

Next Generation GMC Canyon Announced

GMC announced it would produce a new Canyon mid-sized pickup truck. According to Brian Sweeney, vice president of Buick and GMC, the Canyon will be built at the Wentzville, Mo. truck plant, which will be reconditioned. Read more...

 

CURT Manufacturing Hires New VP

CURT Manufacturing is pleased to announce that Mike McKay, industry veteran and former long time VP, Sales & Marketing for Stag-Parkway, the industry’s largest RVWD, has joined CURT in the new role of Vice President, RV and Trailer. Read more...

 

WardsAuto Forecasts Highest Vehicle Sales In September 2012

According to the latest WardsAuto forecast, automakers are expected to sell 1,163,000 Light Vehicles in September 2012. Read more...

 

Two New Crossovers Get High NHTSA's Overall Safety Crash Ratings

Both the 2013 Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5 received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s four star overall safety crash rating. Read more...

 

 

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NEW PRODUCTS

 

Excelsior Block Heater Bumper Plug

Excelsior Works manufactures a Block Heater Bumper Plug for Cummins Turbo Diesel engines, that relocates the block heater plug up front for easier access. Read more...

 

 

 

Rugged Ridge All-Terrain Floor Mats

Omix-ADA®, announced the availability of an expanded line of Rugged Ridge® All Terrain Floor Liners for Jeep, trucks and SUVs. Read more...

 

 

 

 

Behr Hella Service Offers New AC And Engine Cooling Parts

Behr Hella Service now has over 120 part numbers in its heavy-duty truck thermal management parts program that includes AC and engine cooling parts. Read more... 

 

 

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MARKETING TIPS

 

Dealerships Keep Their Customers For Life By Accessorizing

A Toyota dealer in Reno, Nevada discovered how integrating accessory sales into the parts department added to their bottom-line profit.

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