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Some Truck Parts Are Designed for Remanufacturing
Reman’s Place in All-Makes Product Lines

Reman’s Place in All-Makes Product Lines

There have been a lot of announcements recently about all-makes product lines — and more specifically, the inclusion of remanufactured parts in those programs. So, how do remanufactured parts fit into an all-makes strategy?

July 16, 2019

Commentary: The Remanufacturing World's Problem With Cores

Commentary: The Remanufacturing World's Problem With Cores

The biggest pain point for everyone involved in remanufacturing is cores. Things such as core management traceability, identifying cores, accounting for cores, space to store cores, and even the transportation of cores all add complexity to remanufacturing. Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini talks cores in her latest column.

October 18, 2017

What You Need to Know About Reman Engines
Commentary: Clearing up Confusion About Reman

Commentary: Clearing up Confusion About Reman

Without a common definition of remanufactured products, products with different quality levels could be grouped together, causing confusion in the marketplace.

November 17, 2016

Explaining the World of Remanufactured Parts

Explaining the World of Remanufactured Parts

Remanufactured parts are a $7 billion business at retail, which has been growing slowly over the past 30 years but even with this growth, there are some misconceptions about what remanufacturing means and about the quality of reman parts.

March 24, 2015

The Aftermarket 2014: A Year in Review

The Aftermarket 2014: A Year in Review

It’s been a busy year for the heavy-duty aftermarket. With the age of the nation’s fleet still high, fleets are spending a lot of money to keep trucks on the road. Given the importance of maintenance and repair, we'll recap some of the key issues that affected fleets in this area in 2014.

December 22, 2014

Commentary: Remanufacturing Redux

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 overall parts strategy.

April 30, 2014

Beware When Using Remanufactured Common Rail Injectors

Beware When Using Remanufactured Common Rail Injectors

Diesel fuel injectors these days are incredibly complex, and that means remanufactured fuel injectors need extra scrutiny. Bosch, which supplies new and remanufactured diesel fuel injectors, recently tested remanufactured and rebuilt common rail injectors and found 70% failed the test.

September 10, 2013

Managing Cores for Profitability

Managing Cores for Profitability

Dealers, distributors and repair garages that take core management seriously do well, and those who don’t take it seriously don’t do as well. It is as simple as that, according to Dave Clark, manager of consulting at Karmak. Don't do it well, and a profit opportunity could turn into a profit drain.

March 26, 2013

A Passion for Electronics Remanufacturing

A Passion for Electronics Remanufacturing

To understand Electronics Remanufacturing Co. (ERC), you need to first understand President Russ Schinzing and his passion for electronics. That passion helped lead to ERC being honored with Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award.

February 13, 2013

Fleets Offer Aftermarket Insights During HDAW Dialogue Event

Fleets Offer Aftermarket Insights During HDAW Dialogue Event

Attendees at the first Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas recently got some anecdotal insights into fleet parts and service buying trends via a panel discussion with three fleet representatives, including thoughts on OE vs. aftermarket parts, training, new vs. reman, and price.

February 6, 2013

Aftermarket Outlook: Near-Term Spotty; Consolidation, Reman Among Long-Term Trends