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February 2018, - 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, - 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

February 2016, - 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, Aerodynamics, Truck Platooning, Telematics, Hybrid Trucks, HDAW, Future Trucks, Information Technology

March 2013, - 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


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