HeavyDuty Trucking – Issue


Fleet Parts Buying Looking Up For 2010 Look for pent-up demand to push parts buying this year, but industry trends will require a closer look at what you offer customers. (Photo by Michelin)

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

The recession has not been good for the parts and service business. Dealers and independent distributors alike report a downturn like they've never seen

Tracer's New Portable Refrigerant Leak Detector With Sensor Technology The Pro-Alert features a flexible metal probe that easily slithers into tight spots.

Tracer Products' new TP-9360 Pro-Alert, a portable refrigerant leak detector, uses heated-diode sensor technology to accurately detect refrigerant leaks down to 0.25 ounces per year

APU Maintenance Someday soon, truckstops will be silent, thanks to on-board, engine-off climate control. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Contributing Editor

No-idle climate-control systems are here to stay after years of sluggish growth and slow market acceptance

E-Commerce: Parts At Your Fingertips An employee at Vander Haag's uses HeavyTruckParts.net, where it lists its inventory of used, new and rebuilt parts and equipment. (Photo courtesy of Vander Haag's)

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

Gary Courtwright, president of Frey Heavy Duty, an upstate New York-based independent distributor, says he doesn't work 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. But Courtwright's work schedule is now a moot point, because the company's customers can place an order anytime they want through an online ordering syste

Volvo Goes With Gas in Diesel Engines Mats Franzen at Volvo Trucks looks ahead.

By Thomas Pettersson, Volvo Trucks

Which fuels will replace oil? Nobody yet knows the answer. However, in order for the manufacturers to be able to offer vehicles that the market will want in the future, strategic decisions have to be made today

Mark IV Unveils New Preclearance System Transponder

Mark IV has unveiled a new preclearance system transponder, which allows users to verify the operational status of their transponders with the push of a button

Stand Out From the Crowd: Building a Brand Is More Than a Logo

By Craig Fry, Guest Contributor

People often talk about the value of a brand. But have you ever wondered how much your brand is really worth

Top Dealers Talk EPA 2010

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

This year's nominees for the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year say fleets are holding back on buying new 2010-technology engines, not because of concerns about how well the new engines will work, but because the high price is hard to swallow for fleet


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