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

January 23, 2013
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...

4 Ways to Avoid Selling Counterfeit or Substandard Parts
4 Ways to Avoid Selling Counterfeit or Substandard Parts

December 11, 2012
One of your customers gets sued when his truck is involved in a fatal crash. Faulty brake parts are blamed. Before you know it, you get dragged into court...

Massachusetts Votes in Right to Repair; Truck, Engine Makers Say it's a Bad Fit
Massachusetts Votes in Right to Repair; Truck, Engine Makers Say it's a Bad Fit

November 13, 2012
When the Massachusetts state Legislature passed the nation's first right to repair law earlier this year, it excluded vehicles over 10,000 pounds. Last...

Owner-Operators: 
Today's New Breed
Owner-Operators: 
Today's New Breed

June 1, 2012
There are three kinds of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. The recent...

Fighting Back: Regaining Market Share
Fighting Back: Regaining Market Share

August 16, 2010
In undercarriage components, independents have seen their share drop from 46 percent to 35 percent, while dealers have risen from 32 percent to 43 percent

Fleet Parts Buying Looking Up For 2010
Fleet Parts Buying Looking Up For 2010

May 3, 2010
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

Turn Technology Into Profits
Turn Technology Into Profits

January 20, 2010
It's easy to get excited by all the possibilities technology offers us today. It's also easy to be intimidated and concerned about the challenges increasing...

The Battle Over Access to Repair Information

January 19, 2010
Have you ever had a longtime customer buy new trucks and tell you he can't give you his parts and service business anymore