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February 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Distributor, Dealer and Service Provider Panel On Handling Disruption

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Photo: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

By Denise Rondini

When asked to name one disrupting force in the truck parts aftermarket all members of a panel of aftermarket executives said technology whether on the vehicle, in the shop or in back office.

Tags: Aftermarket, Dealers, HDAW, Distributors, Parts and Service, Disruptive Technology

January 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

How Fleets Are Looking to Outsource Maintenance and Repairs

Gerry Mead, center, former senior VP of maintenance for U.S. Xpress and now with Phillips Industries, and Ernie Sibbick, right, maintenance supervisor at Keith Hall & Sons Transport, discuss the parts and service needs of today's fleets. Photo courtesy Today's Trucking

By Denise Rondini

Fleets say they want to outsource more of their maintenance and repair, but continue to do much of it in-house as they try to find service providers that can meet their needs.

Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Technician Shortage, Outsourcing, Vehicle Repairs, Technician Training, Technicians, HDAW, HDAD

January 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The 5 Core Mindsets of Innovators

Josh Linkner, author and founder of Detroit Venture Partners spoke about the five core mindsets of innovators during the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Keynote. Creative Commons

By Denise Rondini

Giving the keynote address at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, Josh Linkner, author and founder of Detroit Venture Partners, shared his five core mindsets of innovators.

Tags: Leadership, Keynote Speaker, Fleet Innovators, HDAW

January 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Generational Differences Present Challenges for Employers

By Denise Rondini

With three generations currently in the workplace, practices that help you motivate one generation may not work on another.

Tags: Customer Service, Employee Retention, Employee Morale, HDAW

January 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Partnerships Are What Drive Your Business

Partnerships are important because they meet our needs for certainty, variety, significance, connection, growth and giving. Image: Creative Commons

By Denise Rondini

Partnerships are important because they can meet our needs for certainty, variety, significance, connection, growth and giving, said Thomas Nestor, founder of Leadership Today at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: Leadership, Partnership, Aftermarket, HDAW

January 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Q&A: Phillips Industries, From Signal Arms to Autonomous Trucks

The original name of the company was H.W. Phillips Co. Photo: Phillips Industries

By Deborah Lockridge

Phillips Industries is celebrating 90 years in business. We talk to its third- and fourth-generation leadership to learn more about the history of the company and how it's looking ahead to wireless technology, autonomous trucks and more.

Tags: Phillips Industries, History, Q&A, Trucking History, Anniversaries, HDAW

March 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: Who's Going to Earn Your Parts and Service Business?

Denise Rondini

By Denise Rondini

In a panel at this year's Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, suppliers and distributors discussed how service providers who are easy to do business with are the ones that will come out on top.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDAW, Parts and Service

February 2016, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

7 Technologies That Will Affect Trucking and the Aftermarket

Bendix's Wingman Fusion collision mitigation system. Image: Bendix

By Denise Rondini

The trucking industry aftermarket is being bombarded with technology, and that trend is not likely to go away any time soon, according to industry analyst Derek Kaufman.

Tags: Downsizing, Aftermarket Parts, Collision Avoidance Technology, Telematics, Aerodynamics, Truck Platooning, Hybrid Trucks, HDAW, Future Trucks, Information Technology

February 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Leadership in the Age of Disruption

By Denise Rondini

Disruptive times call for innovative business owners to focus on vision, culture and their value proposition, said a business consultant during last week’s Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: Information Technology, HDAD, HDAW, Leadership, Consultants

January 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: Speak Up On Aftermarket Issues

Denise Rondini, Aftermarket Editor.

By Denise Rondini

It’s that time of year when suppliers, distributors and service providers all gather to talk to each other, share best practices and to discuss the future of the heavy-duty aftermarket.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDAD, HDAW

March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Watch for Changing Powertrain Technology to Meet Fuel Economy Regs

Kaufman cited the SuperTruck, a project being done with the Department of Energy by Peterbilt, Cummins, Eaton and other partners, talking about powertrain technologies coming down the road.

By Deborah Lockridge

What type of engine systems and parts will you be dealing with in the future? From electric-drive turbos to waste heat regeneration, Derek Kaufman, president of C3 Network, examined powertrain trends during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week earlier this year.

Tags: DPF, Aftermarket, HDAW, Engines

March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Aftermarket Suppliers Focus on Value Proposition, Reman as Parts, Components Get More Complex

By Deborah Lockridge

Increased complexity, more focus on remanufacturing, and the importance of selling the value proposition of premium brands were the themes of a recent panel discussion of aftermarket suppliers.

Tags: Cummins, Marmon Highway Technologies, HDMA, Meritor, Aftermarket, Remanufacturing, HDAD, HDAW, SKF

February 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

How to Use Outsourcing to Focus on What Makes Your Distributorship Unique

Michael Marks discusses how companies can differentiate themselves with the help of outsourcing.

By Deborah Lockridge

Do you think of outsourcing as something to be done because you simply can't get everything done you need to? If so, you may be missing an opportunity to think strategically and use outsourcing to help you focus on the "magic dust" that makes your business unique.

Tags: Outsourcing, Aftermarket, HDAW, Distributors

February 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Fleets Offer Aftermarket Insights During HDAW Dialogue Event

From left, Prime Inc.'s Paul Higgins, Republic Services' Roy Svehla, and Ahern Rentals' Jon Cain discuss their parts-buying habits during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue.

By Deborah Lockridge

Attendees at the first Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas recently got some anecdotal insights into fleet parts and service buying trends via a panel discussion with three fleet representatives, including thoughts on OE vs. aftermarket parts, training, new vs. reman, and price.

Tags: Republic Services, Aftermarket, Remanufacturing, HDAW, Prime Inc.

February 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

The Value Of Separation for HD Distributors

If airlines can charge extra to handle your baggage, Workman says, distributors should charge extra for services like delivery.

By Denise Rondini

The airlines have started charging separately for everything from shipping your luggage to getting a better place in line. Maybe it's time for distributors to look at a similar "unbundling" strategy.

Tags: Aftermarket, Distributors, Pricing, HDAW

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Aftermarket Outlook: Near-Term Spotty; Consolidation, Reman Among Long-Term Trends

One trend affecting the aftermarket is increased focus on remanufacturing.

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

LAS VEGAS -- The aftermarket, like the trucking industry at large, has been in a bit of a slump the last six or seven months, and Stu MacKay, president of MacKay & Co., thinks it will continue for at least a little while

Tags: Issues, HDAW, MacKay and Co., Aftermarket, Remanufacturing

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

To Create Value, Execute

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

LAS VEGAS -- "The biggest problem in business today is execution we talk but we don't do," said Sam Geist, author of "Execute or Be Executed: 18 Ways to Move Strategic Thinking to Strategic Doing," during the keynote speech kicking of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013

Tags: Business, HDAW, Aftermarket

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Prestone Unveils Command Family of Heavy-Duty Antifreeze/Coolants and DEF

By Staff

LAS VEGAS -- Prestone unveiled a new line of heavy-duty antifreeze coolants and diesel exhaust fluid Tuesday during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, branded Prestone Command

Tags: HDAW, Prestone, COOLANT, Antifreeze, DEF

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Special Coverage of HDAW '13

As HDT's editors cover Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013 in Las Vegas this week, watch for a special HDAW issue of the Aftermarket Journal newsletter, as well as coverage on Twitter and Facebook

Tags: Business, HDAW, Aftermarket

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Record Breaking Attendance Reported for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week13

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013, being held this week in Las Vegas, has yielded record-breaking exhibitor and distributor registration numbers, as well as a larger-than-expected group of registrants for the new SOLD! (Service Opportunities and Learning Day) program, marking an overall growth of 10% in the size of the conference over last year

Tags: Business, HDAW, Aftermarket

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