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Slow Economy, Government Regs Will Help Drive Aftermarket Brake Business

Slow Economy, Government Regs Will Help Drive Aftermarket Brake Business

The slow economic recovery and the federal government's new Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program will help drive demand for aftermarket pads and shoes for Class 4-8 trucks, according to a new study by Frost & Sullivan, while increasing demand for disk brakes could prove a challenge to independent service providers.

February 19, 2013

Tightening Belts, Looking Ahead

This year's Dealer of the Year is W. Marvin Rush, chairman of Rush Enterprises, New Braunfels, Texas. The Dealer of the Year Finalist is Oscar Horton, president of Sun State International Trucks, Tampa, Fla.

May 1, 2008

Watch for Changing Powertrain Technology to Meet Fuel Economy Regs

Watch for Changing Powertrain Technology to Meet Fuel Economy Regs

What type of engine systems and parts will you be dealing with in the future? From electric-drive turbos to waste heat regeneration, Derek Kaufman, president of C3 Network, examined powertrain trends during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week earlier this year.

March 19, 2013

The Hard Road to Highway Funding

In my January editorial, as part of three resolutions I'd like to see this year, I called on Congress to fix highway funding.

April 3, 2013

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Featured in Online Photo Galleries

New photo galleries featuring HDT's 2013 Truck Fleet Innovators have been posted online at Truckinginfo.com. Enjoy a more casual side of some of this year's Innovators, from Kevin Burch making eggs for his drivers to Robert Low shooting some hoops in the company gym, as well as some more images and details about equipment.

April 16, 2013

Inland Truck Parts Dedicated to Training Technicians

Inland Truck Parts Dedicated to Training Technicians

Inland Truck Parts is an independent parts and service operation, but it says the quality of its technicians rival that of OE dealers. Its latest commitment to that is a new 15,000-square-foot training facility in Olathe, Kan., a Kansas City suburb.

June 4, 2013

Fleets as Test Labs

Real world testing by savvy fleets makes for better products.

December 1, 2007

The Politics of Green

Environmental and energy issues are hot topics on Capitol Hill. What they'll mean for trucking is anyone's guess. But you can count on one thing: They will have an effect.

August 1, 2007

Idle Reduction Stories

In June's special fuel-savings issue, we promised you more stories about how fleets are cutting their idle time.

June 17, 2013

The Quest For Fuel Savings

The Quest For Fuel Savings

In 2011, commercial trucks burned 37.2 billion gallons of diesel and 14.8 billion gallons of gasoline, according to the American Trucking Associations.

June 26, 2013

Taking the Driver Physical to a New Level

Taking the Driver Physical to a New Level

Trucking companies, drivers and the general public who shares the road with trucks would all benefit from an approach that treats truck driver health as an ongoing project rather than every-other-year paperwork – and the new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners could be a step in that direction.

July 8, 2013

4 Ways to Manage Risk in the Age of CSA

4 Ways to Manage Risk in the Age of CSA

CSA may be an enforcement tool for the FMCA, but you also can use CSA as a catalyst to create transparency and accountability in your organization.

July 10, 2013