Commentary: Options for Dealing With the Technician Shortage
May 20, 2016
No matter how well-made trucks are, they are going to break down occasionally, and they will always require maintenance on a regular basis. Enter the need...
Commentary: Time to Focus on Parts
April 25, 2016
It doesn’t matter how quickly a technician diagnoses a problem; the repair will be put on hold without the right parts.
Commentary: Information Is King for Aftermarket Service Providers
March 23, 2016
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...
Commentary: Keeping DPFs Clean
February 26, 2016
Exhaust gas circulation valves and coolers and DPFs have been around since 2007, but not all fleets have a good understanding of the proper cleaning cycle.
7 Technologies That Will Affect Trucking and the Aftermarket
February 2, 2016
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...
Efforts Under Way to Get More Training to Independent Garages
January 25, 2016
Component suppliers and others are making moves to ensure technicians at independent repair garages are well trained.
8 Ways to Make Outsourcing Work For You
January 21, 2016
Many fleets have tried outsourcing, only to bring their maintenance and repair work back in house because of negative experiences. But that doesn’t have to...
6 Takeaways from 2015 in Truck Parts and Service
December 22, 2015
The truck parts and service aftermarket got a lot of attention in 2015, as the focus of many fleets shifted to total cost of operation rather than cost per...
Commentary: A New View of Truck Repair
December 15, 2015
While truck dealers and other service providers may not be able to do anything to fix the driver shortage, they can play a big role in helping keep trucks...
OEMs Step up Efforts to Help Fleets Improve Total Cost of Ownership
December 1, 2015
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.