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Independent Aftermarket Getting Poised for the Future
Distributor Takes Action on Improving Parts Buying Experience
Right To Repair Update

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 November, state voters overwhelmingly approved a different version of the law, which includes all motor vehicles sold in the state.

July 8, 2013

5 Ways Software Can Improve Your Bottom Line

5 Ways Software Can Improve Your Bottom Line

It's a rare heavy-duty service shop or parts warehouse/distributor that doesn't use some kind of computer software in its operation. It might be as simple as an accounting package such as QuickBooks, or as complex as a full-featured industry-specific enterprise management package.

June 19, 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

Independents Look to Service for Growth

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 record saying that in the future, aftermarket parts distributors need to have service as part of their business if they want to remain profitable.

June 3, 2013

Are You Pursuing Best Practices, or 'Next Practices'?

Are You Pursuing Best Practices, or 'Next Practices'?

A fundamental challenge to our industry is our historical over-reliance on each other for insight. We seem to celebrate regurgitating and repackaging what ‘everyone knows’, rather than challenging ourselves to think different.

February 27, 2013

How to Use Outsourcing to Focus on What Makes Your Distributorship Unique
The Value Of Separation for HD Distributors

The Value Of Separation for HD Distributors

The airlines have started charging separately for everything from shipping your luggage to getting a better place in line. Maybe it's time for distributors to look at a similar "unbundling" strategy.

February 5, 2013

Fighting Back: Regaining Market Share

Fighting Back: Regaining Market Share

In undercarriage components, independents have seen their share drop from 46 percent to 35 percent, while dealers have risen from 32 percent to 43 percent

August 16, 2010