National Mechanical

Washington, D.C.—New estimates released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that Americans drove 987.8 billion miles for the first four months of the year, topping the previous record — 965.5 billion — set in April 2007. The new data,...
Mountain View, Calif.—Big data is driving significant cost efficiencies in several aspects of the global trucking industry, from manufacturing of trucks and vehicle systems, to their operation and maintenance. Several leading OEMs and tier-1 suppliers have already started incorporating big data...
he Hot Rodders of Tomorrow West Coast ’01 GMC tractor trailer was stolen from its storage location in San Jacinto, California, sometime between Saturday, July 11, and Monday, July 13, in the morning. It has an Illinois license plate No. P834651. Please be on the lookout for anyone trying to return...
New York, NY… International Distributors USA Inc. (IDUSA), a global supply network of automotive replacement parts, has announced today that it has invested in Mountain Leverage voice technology. The customized Honeywell solution will be used for picking and replenishment in its Distribution to...
MCHENRY, Ill., July 14, 2015 – Now through Sept. 4, 2015, Raybestos® distributor customers of Brake Parts Inc have a chance to win one of three Chevrolet® Sonic delivery vehicles in the Raybestos Delivers sweepstakes. In addition, one of the three winners will win the grand prize of a trip to Las...
San Jose, CA – Kukui Corporation CEO Todd Westerlund and President of U.S. Operations Mike Giblin will share their marketing and sales knowledge with attendees of this year’s NACE/CARS Expo and Conference. Held in Detroit from July 21-25, 2015, the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (...
Renton, Wash.—LKQ and Keystone Automotive continue to grow business in the Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington region, said Cory Anderson, general manager of the joint operations. At its 100,000-square-foot Renton facility, parts move through the warehouse 24 hours a day from 5 a.m.,...
Torrance, Calif.—Engine hardware is being developed in conjunction with lower viscosity fluids that are applicable in all types of climates, from extreme cold to tropical, to offer increased fuel economy, an important benefit in meeting escalating CAFE standards, said Doug McGregor, product manager...
Editor’s note: The following is excerpted and adapted from the opening address and industry update, “The Long View: Why Be Positive About the Aftermarket,” by Bill Long, AASA president and COO, at the BB&T Capital Markets 8th Annual Automotive Aftermarket Conference, June 2, in New York. New...
Las Vegas—There was no mistaking the venue for the 2015 NAPA Expo, as sequined showgirls swirled across a stage under a cascade of lights at the beginning of the Store Owners Meeting, which opened the weeklong display of celebration, networking and education in Las Vegas, May 5-8. “It’s a special...

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