Bill Wade

Bill Wade is a partner at Wade & Partners and a heavy-duty aftermarket veteran. He is the author of Aftermarket Innovations. He can be reached at

Internet of Things … Ready or not!

January 18, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. In 1998, FleetPride published a report on the future concepts they saw coming to the heavy-truck parts and service market. A surprising number of these items have eventually morphed into today’s Internet of Things, such as ...

Seewack, Amazon and the Last Mile

December 8, 2016

David Seewack, founder of, will speak at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) during the Aftermarket Briefings education session on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. So what? Here is what—Seewack is alone at the leading edge of forces facing every traditional distributor in North America. He knows this transition like no one else, as he was a major fleet specialist (complete with lots of branches) in Los Angeles when ...

You Have Enough Influence to Match Your Ambitions

October 6, 2016

Need to find experts within your company? Just ask. Ask fellow employees what they would change about their group, and you will get wide-ranging opinions—not just about their branch—but about the operations of the whole company: "Our website is clunky; at least five years out of date." "We need a new delivery truck, and we don’t have enough now!" "What exactly is our growth strategy?" "Why doesn’t the ...

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