Lucas Deal

Lucas Deal is the editor of Truck Parts & Service and Successful Dealer. He can be reached at lucasdeal@randallreilly.com, and is on Twitter @lddeal85.


New lightweight cast iron brake shoe

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March 23, 2017

NeoBrake Systems, Inc., a North American heavy-duty brake remanufacturer and formulator of world-class asbestos-free brake linings and pads, has released its new Matrix NeoCast a revolutionary new lightweight cast iron 4707Q brake shoe. Matrix NeoCast 4707Q is ...

A preemptive approach to after treatment

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March 20, 2017

I’m always stunned by how much after treatment service costs. The numbers are truly astounding. Back in January when the topic came up at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue, Lee Long with Southeastern Freight Lines confessed that his fleet “spent $1 million just on alone” in 2016. Swift’s Gloria Pliler didn’t report any numbers, but speaking on behalf of one of the most proactive maintenance fleets ...

The ESOP Option: The enticing advantages of employee ownership

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March 19, 2017

The following comes from the March 2017 issue of Truck Parts & Service. To read a digital version of the magazine, please click the image below.  Ask any aftermarket business owner to name the most important asset in ...


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