Articles by Lucas Deal

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

Lucas Deal has posted 1149 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Shell sees possible fuel economy benefits with new oil category

At some point in 2016 or 2017, diesel engine oil proposed category 11 (PC-11) will debut in North America. While an introductory date is still up in the air, the makeup of the PC-11 category is beginning to come into focus, says Dan Arcy, OEM technology manager at Shell. Arcy ...

Integrating online sales into your operation

United States retail e-commerce totaled $75 billion in the second quarter of 2014, according to a report released in August ...

DOTY Finalist: Six Robblees’

There’s no shortage of product lines at Six Robblees’. With locations stretching from central Alaska to California and as far east as the Rocky Mountains, the Seattle-based distributor has a wide variety of customers. Each runs different routes, has different trucks and needs different parts. And while serving them all is a challenge, Six Robblees’ perseveres. The company didn’t achieve ...

Photos from VIPAR Heavy Duty’s annual meeting

I just returned to the office after two wonderful days on the beach at VIPAR Heavy Duty's annual meeting in Marco Island, Fla. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, this year's meeting pulled in a record crowd. Filled with educational sessions for stockholders and suppliers, as well as one-on-one meetings, ...

The benefits of big data

Big data could be a big advantage for your business At least that's what Kevin McGirl, co-owner of Sales-i, told attendees during a presentation at the VIPAR Heavy Duty annual meeting Tuesday in Marco Island, Fla. According to McGirl, data collection and analytics is the quickest growing industry in the ...

Are you ready for 2025?

August’s Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference focused heavily on new technology entering the trucking industry. Telematics and prognostics led the discussion, but during one of the conference’s final sessions the discussion turned to autonomous trucks. Futuristic as the driverless truck may sound, Rich Glasmann, vice president, OEM strategy, sales and marketing ...

VIPAR celebrates 25 years of success

The silver anniversary for VIPAR Heavy Duty has been good as gold. Speaking at the opening general session of the group's annual meeting Monday in Marco Island, Fla., VIPAR Heavy Duty President and CEO Steve Crowley says the buying group is on its way to its best year ever. Projections ...

TP&S seeking updates to yearly Buyers’ Guide

It’s that time of year again. Truck Parts & Service would like to invite all current suppliers with product listings in our virtual Buyers’ Guide, or suppliers interested in joining the Buyers’ Guide, to check our Buyers’ Guide website in the coming days and weeks to update or add ...

GenNext holds successful webinar

GenNext held its second training webinar as part of its Educate, Mentor and Recruit platform last week. The speaker was “The Telephone Doctor” Nancy Friedman. An expert in customer service and public relations, Friedman’s presentation focused on some topics addressed during her speech at CVSN’s Aftermarket Distribution Summit last ...

Time to register for HDAW, related events

It might not seem like it, but the opening general session of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2015 is only three months away. Now in its 10th year, HDAW 2015 is sure to be an excellent conference for the heavy-duty aftermarket. This year’s event will feature the largest trade show ...