September 2016 Bulletin

09 September 2016

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ITPA September Bulletin
The ITPA Bulletin keeps you up-to-date on association information and meetings.
The ITPA Fall Meeting
Join us in Ponte Vedra, FL for high caliber speakers and 
networking with the best in the industry.

2016 ITPA Fall Meeting
Lodge and Club Resort
Ponte Vedra, FL
October 20-22, 2016
 
Speakers: Tim Conner, Sandy Landgren from Meritor, and Skip Potter from NASTF.
 
For full details, click here.
Fraud Alert

BEWARE! Recently there have been several reported cases of individuals breaking into yards to specifically steal Detroit and Cummins injectors along with ECM's out of complete engines. The thieves then reassemble the valve covers to make it look as if the engines have not been disturbed. The break-ins generally occur at night or when your yard is closed and the thieves are very good at avoiding any cameras you may have onsite.

Coincidentally, companies have also reported two shady characters coming into yards during business hours under the name Stevens Industrial Corp. Their business cards indicate they are from Alabama, but their license plate was from Illinois. They come into the yard and ask to see all your injectors and ECM's.

These individuals say they are interested in buying a truckload of complete motors. At the same time, they ask for other smaller items at a discounted rate based on the premise that they will be making a large purchase of engines. They promise to pay for the engines via a forthcoming wire transfer while taking the smaller items with them (at a discounted price or without paying at all).

While a direct link/accusation cannot be made between these two individuals and the thefts, the commonalities warrant everyone's attention. If anyone has had similar experiences, please contact us. Pictures of the men involved and a license plate number of the vehicle used can be provided upon request. Any information you may have related to this matter is greatly appreciated.

Our Board Listens

If you have a question or want to give a suggestion, please call the ITPA office at 
1-866-346-5692 or contact one of the board members: 

Scott Babich- Midwest Truck & Auto 
scott@midwesttruck.com 
Shawn Andringa- Vander Haag's, Inc. 
shawn@vanderhaags.com 
Andy Mundy- S&S Truck Parts 
amundy@sandstruck.com 
Sarah Anderson- Anderson Bros Inc. 
sarah@abros.com 
Rudy Niswanger- Consolidated Truck Parts 
rudy@joegearco.com 
Gerard Zentner- Capital Gear 
gerard@capitalgear.ca
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The ITPA Needs You
Have you thought about how you will make a difference in the industry? Have you thought about what you will leave? Get involved. Call or email the ITPA office to find out how to make an impact: 1-866-346-5692 or info@ITPA.com. 

Do You Know Someone Exceptional
in the Truck Parts Industry? 

Nominate that someone for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Its easy to nominate, click here to email the ITPA office: scott@ITPA.com.

2017 HDAW Registration Now Open 

Early-Bird registrations are automatically entered to win:
  • High Roller Package: This package includes a free Mirage Luxury Suite for the week, round trip limousine service to and from the airport, and VIP line passes. Early registrants have a 1:400 chance to win.
  • Tickets to the Cirque du Soleil Beatles "Love" Tribute Show: Win one of four pairs of tickets to the Beatles "Love" Tribute Show, to be enjoyed during your stay in Las Vegas for HDAW.
  • Mirage Gift Certificates: Win one of five Mirage gift certificates, valued at fifty dollars each.
  • Mirage Spa Passes: Win one of four Mirage Spa passes, valued at forty dollars each.
Please visit www.hdaw.org for program, registration and exhibit space reservation information.