Commentary: Getting Ready For Discs
Have you been avoiding spec’ing your vehicles with air disc brakes because you think they are not seeing widespread use or because you have concerns about the c...
How To Distinguish Yourself From The Competition
The trucking industry is extremely competitive, and shippers have lots of choices when it comes to getting their products to market. If you are going to capture...
Reman’s Place in Your Parts Strategy
While remanufactured components have been around for quite some time, not every one is clear on exactly what they are. Yet they could be a valuable component of...
Lifting Up Your Shop
Whether you have lifts in your shop or not, there are some factors to consider before purchasing a lift or when determining whether the lift you have is right f...
Commentary: Is Purchasing Parts Online Right For You?
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...
Commentary: The Changing World of Choosing Parts and Service
The relatively simple aftermarket of the ‘80s has become a rather complicated one. Fleets now have more choices than ever for their parts and service needs. Aft...
Beyond the API 'Donut:' Putting a Premium on Oil
Every fleet knows how important oil is to the proper operation of their vehicles, but how can they determine if upgrading to a premium oil makes sense for them?
Right To Repair Update
The Massachusetts state legislature passed the nation's first "Right to Repair" law last summer, but it excluded vehicles over 10,000 pounds. However, in Novemb...
Independents Look to Service for Growth
Consolidation, more proprietary parts and increased competition are squeezing margins for those who sell heavy-duty truck parts. Industry experts are on the rec...
Dealers Intensify Focus On Service
It is an old trucking industry adage that while the sales department sells the first truck, the service department sells the second, third and fourth trucks. Ac...