LOUISVILLE, KY. Aurora Parts & Accessories, a U.S. wholesale supplier of trailer aftermarket parts, announced a number of new parts and service offerings at the Mid-America Trucking Show. For starters, the company announced that Transcraft Flatbed and Drop-Deck trailer parts and accessories will be available beginning in Q2 of 2007. The Transcraft addition to the company’s parts lineup follows an announcement late last year of the addition of Hyundai Translead trailer parts and accessories for areas west of the Mississippi, as well as Wisconsin, Ohio and the Chicago area.
Expansion has not been limited to the addition of new products, however. Aurora also recently announced that it has nearly doubled its dealer network in Canada, for a total of 27 dealers, and named Chris Giefert as regional sales manager for Canada.
To support new business, the company also introduced the launch of its trailer fleet for North American shipments. The trailers will be used on Aurora’s shipping lanes. “We’re proud that we have recently acquired this new fleet of trailers from our OE partners, Wabash National and Hyundai Translead, to carry our trailer parts throughout North America,” said Tony Difilippantonio, vp of sales and marketing for Aurora.
A new order management system, dubbed FleetPer4m, will be available to Aurora partners, both fleets and authorized dealers, in Q3 of 2007, according to the company. The new system is designed to enable users to search for parts by category, sub-category, vendor, VIN (vehicle ID number), or part number. Once parts are located, the system will verify pricing upfront. Users will also have online access to billing statements, account summaries, and invoice reports.