Dorman Announces Initiative to Ramp Up Heavy Duty Parts Support and Get More Trucks Back on the Road

Highlights:

  • Dorman HD Solutions has ramped up production and distribution of its quality aftermarket replacement parts to help keep heavy and medium duty trucks running at a time of high demand on North American logistics systems

  • Emissions sensors, NOx sensors, clamps, gaskets and other aftertreatment components designed to rival the fit, function and performance of hard-to-find original equipment parts are now available through the Dorman network of distributors and independent truck service centers

COLMAR, Pa., May 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dorman Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:DORM) announced today that its HD Solutions group has ramped up manufacturing and delivery of certain replacement parts to help keep customers’ heavy and medium duty trucks rolling as COVID-19 continues to disrupt supply chains.

As the global pandemic grinds on, a number of the heavy and medium duty trucks that move freight in North America continue to be impacted by declining inventories of certain original equipment repair parts. Critical replacement components, particularly those that trucks need to properly maintain diesel engine exhaust emissions systems, are in short supply in many locations. Major truck manufacturers have boosted production of those parts but much of that incremental factory output is being absorbed by a surge in new truck orders. As a result, a number of trucks and the freight they transport are sidelined waiting for back-ordered parts once readily available at original equipment dealers.

“A torn gasket shouldn’t keep a truck off the road, but that’s exactly what’s happening,” explained Daniel Simon, HD Solutions Product Manager. “The pandemic has caused a spike in demand for manufactured goods of all kinds and the raw materials and components needed to make them, which has constrained the capacity of truck manufacturers and the logistics systems that rely on those trucks. Right now, a wide range of products, from basic polymers to microchips, are very difficult to get.”

Truck uptime demand is correspondingly high and placing a strain on some original equipment truck brands that distribute their repair parts through a limited number of factory-authorized dealers.

According to Simon, Dorman responded to the market dynamics by increasing production and flexing its global supply chain to help ensure the heavy and medium duty aftermarket provides owner-operators and fleets the parts they need to keep their trucks moving.

Dorman HD Solutions already offers over 2,000 direct-replacement truck parts through an extensive network of dealers and independent truck repair centers in North America, and it recently concentrated a significant share of its resources to help meet growing demand for diesel exhaust emissions control system parts. When these relatively inexpensive but crucial exhaust aftertreatment parts fail, a truck can be effectively grounded until replacement parts are installed.

“Dorman has increased production and distribution of the emissions sensors, NOx (Nitrogen Oxide) sensors, clamps, and gaskets that often fatigue and fail on hardworking commercial trucks,” noted Simon. “These are direct-replacement emissions systems parts that are designed to rival the fit, function and performance of the original equipment components. They’re competitively priced and are high in quality. Most important of all, they’re available now, so our customers can keep their trucks rolling.”

To see the heavy and medium duty truck solutions Dorman has to offer, fleets and truck operators should check their local parts supplier or DormanHDSolutions.com. To sign up to receive all of Dorman’s heavy duty and new product announcements directly every month, sign up at DormanProducts.com/signup. To learn more about Dorman, take the Dorman Virtual Tour at DormanProducts.com/tour.

  
Contact:Steve Gisondi, Vice President of Marketing
Email:sgisondi@dormanproducts.com
  

About Dorman Products
Dorman gives repair professionals and vehicle owners greater freedom to fix cars and trucks. For over 100 years, we have been driving new solutions for the automotive aftermarket, releasing tens of thousands of replacement products engineered to save time and money, and increase convenience and reliability.

Founded and headquartered in the United States, we are a pioneering global organization offering an always-evolving catalog of parts, covering both light duty and heavy duty vehicles, from chassis to body, from underhood to undercar, and from hardware to complex electronics. See our full offering and learn more at DormanProducts.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
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