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Right to Repair

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.

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Commentary: An Update on Right to Repair

The independent aftermarket — and by extension fleets — are better off today because of Right to Repair efforts, says Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini in her December column.

CVSN Provides Update on Right to Repair

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network has partnered with the National Automotive Service Task Force on right to repair. NASTF will integrate heavy-duty OE manufacturers into programs offered on its website.

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.

Commentary: Leveling the Service Playing Field

Fleets and independent repair garages will soon have access to service information for model year 2010 and later trucks and buses over 10,000 pounds sold in the United States and Canada.

Massachusetts Right To Repair Covers Commercial Vehicles

On Nov. 22, the Massachusetts state legislature reconciled differences between two laws that were on the books in the state that mandated that vehicle manufacturers provide affordable access to all tools, software and information used to repair-late model vehicles.

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.

HDRG Summit Sums Up Speakers

The 7th Annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit was held on Jan. 21 at the Mirage Hotel prior to Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.