January 2018, - Editorial

Commentary: Truck Parts Suppliers Step Up Online Presence

Denise Rondini

By Denise Rondini

Having the right parts on hand for a repair is key to maximizing commercial vehicle uptime. Recognizing this need, truck and component manufacturers are stepping up and making changes to their online parts catalogs.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, E-commerce, Online Tool, Parts and Service, OEMs

May 2017, - Editorial

Commentary: Behind the Scenes With a Non-OE Aftermarket Parts Maker

Denise Rondini

By Denise Rondini

There is a debate about the difference between OEM and aftermarket replacement parts, with many people thinking aftermarket parts manufacturers can't provide the quality, availability, and warranty as OEMs. At least one aftermarket parts manufacturer thinks that is changing. Commentary by Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Parts and Service, OEMs

December 2015, - Cover Story

The Class 8 Update: Sales and New Products

By Tom Berg

After an up and down year of sales and a new one on the horizon, all of the major truck manufacturers are showcasing their visions for the future.

Tags: Economy, Class 8, Truck Orders, OEMs

November 2015, - Editorial

OEMs Step up Efforts to Help Fleets Improve Total Cost of Ownership

Denise L. Rondini

By Denise Rondini

It seems like truck makers are acknowledging they have fallen short in their efforts to help fleets improve uptime and lower their total cost of ownership.

Tags: Aftermarket, OEMs, Uptime

August 2014, - Department

Explaining the Internet of [Trucking] Things

OEMs are increasingly getting involved in this web of smart devices, sensors and data, such as the recently announced partnership between Volvo and Telogis. Photo courtesy of Telogis.

By Jim Beach

OEMs are increasingly getting involved in the web of smart devices, sensors and data.

Tags: Information Technology, Fleet Management Software, OEMs, Internet, Telematics, Volvo, Telogis, PeopleNet, Omnitracs


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