Independent Aftermarket Getting Poised for the Future
June 21, 2016
Fleets want to have as much choice for parts acquisition as possible, so having a strong independent aftermarket is important.
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.
Perry: Trucking Conditions Still Good, but Clouds on Horizon
February 12, 2016
FTR transportation expert Noel Perry told an audience at the AmericQuest Symposium that trucking currently is outperforming the broader economy, and there...
Heavy-Duty Aftermarket in ‘Learning Spiral’
February 3, 2016
A panel of fleets, dealers, parts distributors and repair garages had far-reaching discussions while taking a 360-degree view of the aftermarket at the...
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...
CVSN Provides Update on Right to Repair
February 1, 2016
The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network has partnered with the National Automotive Service Task Force on right to repair. NASTF will integrate heavy-duty...
Rising Demand for Aftermarket Parts and Service
January 28, 2016
Fleets spent $107 billion on parts and service in 2015, according to John Blodgett, vice president of sales and marketing for MacKay & Co.