Vipar Heavy Duty announced that Linehaul Heavy Duty has joined its network of distributors. Linehaul Heavy Duty was formed in August after Michael Thiers and his wife, Courtney Bennett, purchased the Fairfield, Ohio branch of Louisville, Ky.-based Republic Diesel. Linehaul’s core business is in heavy-duty truck parts, servicing both on-highway and vocational customers in the metro Cincinnati, northern Kentucky, southeastern Indiana and western Ohio area.
With a strong focus on wheel-end and undercarriage parts, the company’s inventory also includes a broad offering of recognized industry products and brands. In addition, Linehaul Heavy Duty provides flywheel resurfacing, hydraulic hose service and general drive-in truck repair.
“We are pleased to welcome Linehaul to the Vipar Heavy Duty family of distributors,” says Jim Pennig, vice president of business development for Vipar Heavy Duty. “Though new to the marketplace as Linehaul, their business has a strong reputation among customers for its great selection of products and outstanding customer service.”
Prior to starting Linehaul Heavy Duty, Thiers was sales manager for Republic Diesel since 2006. He has many years of experience in the industry, having spent four years as vice president of sales for DST Inc., two and a half years as western regional manager for ArvinMeritor and six years as product manager for NuWay Anchorlok.