VHD Equipment Network adds three new truck distributors

Nelson Truck Equipment Co., Custom Truck & Equipment and Truck Equipment Inc. are new distributors.

Crystal Lake, Ill., March 3, 2010—Beginning its third year, VHD Equipment Network, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of VIPAR Heavy Duty, continues to expand with the recent addition of three new truck distributor members. The new distributors include Nelson Truck Equipment Co. in Kent, Wash., Custom Truck & Equipment, LLC in Kansas City, Mo., and Truck Equipment Inc. in Green Bay, Wis. VHD Equipment Network now has 17 distributor members operating 46 locations in the United States and Canada.

“We have seen our network expand as distributors understand how we can help them become more profitable in their local market by becoming part of our larger network,” said Chris Baer, vice president, VIPAR Heavy Duty. "We have demonstrated that we have the tools for distributors to build more profitable relationships with suppliers, enhance their cash flow and improve their bottom line."

VHD Equipment Network was established in 2008 as the first group to offer membership to commercial vehicle truck equipment distributors in a national marketing group. VHD Equipment Network takes advantage of the experience and expertise of VIPAR Heavy Duty in the heavy duty aftermarket to focus on the North American commercial vehicle truck-mounted equipment market.

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