March 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Denise Rondini
The size of the truck parts and service aftermarket has grown to $107 billion and independent parts and service providers are stepping up their game to ensure they have the necessary skills, tools and technology to meet fleets’ needs.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Aftermarket
February 2016, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
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: Telematics, Downsizing, Aftermarket Parts, Aerodynamics, Truck Platooning, Hybrid Trucks, Collision Mitigation, HDAW, Information Technology, Future Trucks
February 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
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
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Beach
Mobile computing is quickly becoming the platform of choice. Tablets and smartphones are far outselling laptop or desktop computers in the consumer market, and a growing number of trucking operations are deploying these devices.
Tags: Technology, Information Technology, J.J. Keller, Telogis, PeopleNet, NexTraq, TMW Systems, XRS, Carrier Logistics, Omnitracs, Samsung
December 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
The Internet is opening avenues for parts purchases that never existed before. But does it make sense for you to consider adding online parts purchasing to your parts buying strategy?
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket, Information Technology
September 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Deborah Lockridge
A trucking company decided to give out an award for the best driver, so they asked employees to nominate and vote on the honor. The winner, however, turned out to have one of the worst safety records in the fleet.
Tags: Information Technology, CSA, Driver Scorecard, Vigillo
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
It's a rare heavy-duty service shop or parts warehouse/distributor that doesn't use some kind of computer software in its operation. It might be as simple as an accounting package such as QuickBooks, or as complex as a full-featured industry-specific enterprise management package.
Tags: Information Technology, Managing the Shop, Distributors
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