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Electrics, electronics and e-commerce transforming the aftermarket

January 29, 2019 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The repair and upkeep of Canada’s Class 6-8 trucks and trailers is no small matter. Analysts at MacKay and Company say the business is worth $4 billion a year and growing. And it’s being radically transformed before our eyes.

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Communication key to distributor partnerships

January 24, 2018 by elizabeth

LAS VEGAS, NV – Price plays a role in any business transaction, but strong relationships continue to be a differentiator when it comes to selling truck parts — even in an era of e-commerce.

“It’s changed the way communication happens, but it doesn’t change the type of communication,” says Carl Mesker, SAF Holland’s vice president – aftermarket. “What’s critically important is the relationship and the trust.”

opinions

Printed to Go: 3D printing will transform your access to truck parts

August 9, 2017 by John Smith

Distribution centers and jobbers couldn’t possibly afford to stock every single part that a truck owner might need at a given point in time. The massive inventory would tie up far too much space and capital. The best they can do is play a numbers game, focusing on parts used in the widest volume of vehicles, and trying to limit investments in the components that are likely to gather dust on a storage rack.

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Washington shelves border tax plan

July 28, 2017 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. government has shelved proposals for a border tax that would have been tacked on imports.

products

TRP Parts Catalog

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Catalog features cross-reference tool and FAB sheets for all-makes TRP parts