RENTON, Wash., Nov. 19, 2009 ‘ PACCAR Parts recently named Fleetline and Nu-Line as its 2008 supplier of the year for providing quality fenders, excellent service to customers and dealers and timely delivery of parts.
Each year, PACCAR Parts recognizes one of its suppliers based on specific performance criteria: availability of parts, quality of materials, operation efficiency, level of support provided to customers and level of support provided to PACCAR Parts employees and dealers to name a few.
Fleetline Products is a leading supplier of quarter fenders, tandem fenders and mud flap hanger brackets to the North American commercial vehicle industry. Nu-Line Products Inc. is Canada’s leading supplier of aftermarket heavy-duty truck fenders. Fleetline and Nu-Line partnered with PACCAR Parts in 2004 to develop a complete private labeled MIRREX fender program for all-makes of trucks.
‘Fleetline and Nu-Line not only supply our dealers with the quality parts customers have come to expect from PACCAR Parts, but they also work hard to keep our distribution centers and dealers well stocked with high-demand items,” said Rick Gorman, PACCAR Parts general manager and PACCAR vice president. ‘That’s particularly important when we need to have enough inventory on hand so that customers can take full advantage of special promotional offers and discounts through our loyalty program. That helps their parts budgets go a little further.
‘We’re pleased to award a company that supports our dealers, stands behind their products and shows such a commitment to operational excellence,” Gorman added.
Fleetline and Nu-Line, along with Hogebuilt Inc., make up Fontaine Spray Suppression Company, which is part of the Commercial Truck Group within Marmon Highway Technologies. Fontaine Spray Suppression Company is the largest manufacturer in North America of spray suppression products including fenders, mud flaps, and mud flap hanger brackets and related products.
Doug Henson, president of Fontaine Spray Suppression Company, said earning the supplier award from PACCAR Parts has been quite an achievement for his company.
‘Our team worked very hard over the years to achieve the PACCAR Parts supplier of the year award,” Henson said. ‘In our opinion, this is one of the highest honors any supplier can receive in the trucking industry because of the high standards PACCAR Parts sets.”
To meet those standards, Fleetline and NuLine use state-of-the-art equipment and process controls at every step of the manufacturing process to guarantee delivery of the highest and most consistent quality products in the industry, Henson said.
‘Everyone involved at PACCAR Parts, from the PACCAR sales team to the Fleetline and Nu-Line account managers, and the dealers’ sales force, are knowledgeable,” he said. ‘This helps make the PACCAR Parts promotion and retail program to be one of the most successful programs of its kind in the industry.”