The Original Gabriel (Ride Control) is now supplying its Fleetline and GasSLX products directly to heavy-duty aftermarket suppliers and distributors, the company said.

“Serving the HD aftermarket directly has been our goal for some time. HD customers will receive excellent service through Gabriel’s long-established distribution system and know-how,” said Lisa Bahash, president and CEO, Gabriel. “We especially welcome direct interaction with our heavy-duty aftermarket customers.”

The Gabriel HD lineup includes Fleetline 83000 series shocks for Class 3-6 vehicles, Fleetline 85000 series for Class 6-8 trucks, buses and trailers, Fleetline cab shocks, and GasSLX, an adjustable shock for class 7-8 trucks and buses.

“No one knows or cares more about Gabriel products than we do,” said Michael Lipski, vice president, sales and marketing, Gabriel. “As the manufacturer, we bring engineering expertise acquired over decades and extensive marketing support capabilities. We also bring the entrepreneurial heritage of the company that invented the first shock absorber for automotive use – we call it our ‘independent spirit.’”