truck parts

VIDEO: Outlaw Customs cofounder now part of LKQ truck parts network

Andy Gobel founded Outlaw in 2006-07 with his brother, Alex, and friend Nic Gillan in Henderson, Colo. -- after selling the custom shop in 2011, he's refocused on quality service and truck parts sales.

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The company believes its new online marketplace will lead a "revolution" in the truck parts-buying experience.

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How-to: Identify quality air coils

A quality air coil will exhibit good “strength, durability, flexibility, memory recoil and performance in hot and cold temperatures,” say the writers behind parts manufacturer Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips monthly newsletter. A chief consideration is the material the air line is made of. The company says a shortage of castor beans in 2002-03, the chief component in natural Nylon 11 (Polyamide 11), led to more prominence in air coils made of synthetic Nylon 12 (Polyamide ...

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Click for Parts

Expanding e-commerce options make ordering parts online efficient and convenient.

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Power to win: Do you have it?

We know Sugar Ray Leonard's got it. He delivered a "Power to Win!" keynote (pictured) to the 2011 VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, held in October in Tuscon. The network of parts distributors benefited well from Sugar Ray's message, which drew parallels between the stores of various qualities it takes to run a successful business and those that gave him the strength to come out of retirement to take on Thomas Hearns in that late-80s ...

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Truck parts search engine

Time is tight when a truck is down. And if you're using Google to search for a badly-needed part, then you know all too well how many dead end results you can get -- everything from zip codes to phone numbers to the exact part you need: only it happens to be in Southern Japan at the moment. PartsRiver aims to revolutionize the truck parts search experience with the introduction of its new Part Search online ...

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Surface-mounted LED

The UL 844 Class 1 LED surface mount has a 30-watt output, high color rendition index and a 5-year bulb life, the electronics maker says. The lights carry both Class 1 and Class 2 Division 1 ratings and are available in lengths of 2 and 4 feet. LARSON ELECTRONICS.

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Four-year battery warranty

A four-year warranty is now offered for Trojan Battery Company’s TransPower ST1000 starting AGM battery for commercial transportation markets, the company announced. TROJAN,

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Double-banked roll cab

A free WorkCenter is available with the purchase of a Master Series Roll Cab. The Master Series Roll Cab is a double banked tool storage unit with 13 drawers, made out of 16-gauge 304 stainless steel. The WorkCenter features a Slots ‘n Dots flexible mounting system and provides vertical storage that turns the roll cab into a moveable workbench. SNAP-ON,

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Parts distributor FleetPride acquires Midway Truck Parts

Truck and trailer parts distributor FleetPride bought Midway Truck Parts, the Woodlands, Texas-based company announced.

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