The Private Label Parts Equation
With the growth of all-makes (often referred to as private label or value line) parts programs, fleets have more choices than ever for fulfilling their...
Commentary: Managing the Shop
Does the system come before the leadership? Or do you need the leadership and then the system?
2014 Trailer Update
A sampling of the products trailer manufacturers have newly developed and made modifications to, as well as recently announced partnerships and expanded...
5 Keys to Best Parts-Buying Practices
Trucks are on the road much longer than they used to be, and that translates into a greater demand and investment in parts, service, and ongoing...
How to Find a Service Provider
Finding and training technicians, purchasing tools and equipment, maintaining a parts inventory, dealing with OSHA and the EPA. These are just a few of the...
Inside Meritor’s Parts Distribution Center
Ever wonder exactly how the parts you order get to you when you need them where you need them? Meritor recently invited Heavy Duty Trucking to its Florence,...
Commentary: Remanufacturing Redux
Remanufacturing has been in the news quite a bit lately. I recently wrote about the need to include remanufactured parts as an integral part of your fleet’s...
Avoiding Common Maintenance Mistakes
Fleets try to do a good job of keeping their trucks in top operating condition, and most recognize that maintenance plays an important role in achieving...
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...
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...