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Group Hopes to Become Service Network for Fleets [Commentary]

Group Hopes to Become Service Network for Fleets [Commentary]

Approximately two years ago, several owners of independent repair shops — ones not affiliated with a specific manufacturer — felt the need to band together to form a group that would allow them to better promote their business interests while also providing a more consistent service experience for fleets.

April 14, 2020

Are Augmented and Virtual Reality the Answer to the Tech Training Challenge? [Commentary]
Commentary: Talking About the Need for Trained Technicians… Again
Commentary: Always Keep an Eye Out for Change
How Fleets Are Looking to Outsource Maintenance and Repairs
Year in Review: The Truck Aftermarket in 2017

Year in Review: The Truck Aftermarket in 2017

Because of the importance of parts and service to fleet efficiency, fleet owners and managers pay close attention to developments and trends in the truck parts and service aftermarket. Aftermarket Editor Denise Rondini recaps some of the key aftermarket issues from 2017.

December 20, 2017

Commentary: Options for Dealing With the Technician Shortage
6 Takeaways from 2015 in Truck Parts and Service

6 Takeaways from 2015 in Truck Parts and Service

The truck parts and service aftermarket got a lot of attention in 2015, as the focus of many fleets shifted to total cost of operation rather than cost per mile. This shined a bright spotlight on maintenance and repair practices as ways to keep asset utilization high.

December 22, 2015

Commentary: A New View of Truck Repair

Commentary: A New View of Truck Repair

While truck dealers and other service providers may not be able to do anything to fix the driver shortage, they can play a big role in helping keep trucks on the road longer, which can reduce the need for additional drivers.

December 15, 2015

Commentary: How Much do Your Technicians Know About Wheel Integrity?
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

Keep Them Turning Wrenches

Keep Them Turning Wrenches

Every shop wants its technicians to be as proficient and productive as they can. Yet most shops fail to see the things that are getting in the way of achieving this goal.

April 15, 2013