Pandemic-related material shortages make it more difficult to get truck parts when needed. Making it even more difficult, fleets are sometimes restricted when it comes to the brand of part they can use as a replacement for a warranty repair, explains Denise Rondini.
August 3, 2021
Believing independent shop are an underserved segment of the trucking industry, a group of people with a combined 200-plus years of experience in the transportation and commercial equipment industry formed the Association for Commercial Equipment Solutions.
July 21, 2021
Given today’s parts shortages, proper inventory management is more important than ever. Check out these eight simple ways that will help fleets manage inventories more effectively.
June 28, 2021
Benchmarking allows an organization to measure repair performance and compare it to that of other, similar businesses – and to discover areas where they can make improvements. But getting good benchmarking data can be a challenge.
June 10, 2021
Fleets and service providers need to develop trusting relationships that include open, honest communication.
May 4, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted every aspect of life, and businesses had to pivot to adjust to the new reality. Even though trucking was considered an essential industry, there still were ramifications.
April 23, 2021
Relationships and communication between fleets and service providers are paramount to creating success.
March 16, 2021
Lack of communication, improper diagnosis and parts availability were cited as one of the biggest causes of repair delays, according to panelists at an American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council meeting.
February 26, 2021
Companies that provide parts and service share how they were able to continue serving the essential trucking industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 27, 2021
Electrification was a key topic of discussion between Friedrich Baumann, president, sales marketing and aftersales at Navistar, and Al Dragone, CEO of FleetPride, during the recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue.
January 26, 2021
What does Massachusetts' Question 1, a ballot initiative passed in November, mean for heavy-duty truck owners and independent repair shops?
January 3, 2021
This year has been one like no other for everyone, and the truck parts aftermarket was not immune from the changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 29, 2020
Today’s mobile service trucks are handling more than just roadside breakdowns.
November 20, 2020
It has been fun and a learning experience for me. It is the best job I have ever had.” That’s what Tim Kraus told me in an interview about his upcoming February 2021 retirement as president and COO of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association.
October 21, 2020
The mergers and acquisitions environment for parts suppliers to heavy-duty trucking had been active in recent years, with 73 such transactions in 2019. And then COVID-19 hit.
August 27, 2020