Lucas Deal

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 1039 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Steering clear of the hazards of emission tampering

This is Part I of a five-part special report on emission tampering released last week by Successful Dealer. For access to Parts II-V, please see the links at the bottom of the page. For as long as heavy-duty trucks have been on the road, people have been tinkering with ...

CVSN workshop debuts with positive response

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) held its first Training for Success and Growth seminar earlier this month in Houston, and ...

The future of emission regulation

Believe it or not, it’s only been a little more than a decade since the commercial vehicle industry was first introduced to strict air quality control and emission regulations with the Highway Rule. The performance advancements made since that announcement in 2001 are staggering, and now even more changes are set to come. Medium- and heavy-duty ...

Nominate your favorites for Distributor of the Year

Who’s the best distributor in the marketplace? Think about it. Who do you know who does a truly excellent job serving their customers? Do you have anyone in mind? Great, now let us know. The nomination period for the 13th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award is ...

Dorman releases new Freightliner, Peterbilt parts

Dorman HD Solutions is now offering 15 fluid reservoir SKU’s for Freightliner’s Cascadia, and 15 headlight bezel SKU’s for Peterbilt’s 377 and 377 A/E. The Cascadia SKU’s are for model year 2008 to 2013 trucks, and the Peterbilt bezels are for 1987-96 (377 A/E) and 1994-96 (377). Dorman says ...

Steering clear of a service land mine

Nobody likes getting a bill. But a $37,500 bill, I’d have to imagine that would cause more than an audible grown to you. If you didn’t know, that’s the bill you are at risk of getting every day if you're an active commercial vehicle repair facility, as that is ...

ACOFAS to hold clinic in Cleveland next month

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) will hold a two-day seminar focusing on CSA and vehicle maintenance next month, from May 6-7, 2014 in suburban Cleveland. ACOFAS says CSA has been in force for four years and those four years seen many drivers gain enough points ...

The Truck Parts & Service summer schedule

As the calendar turns over again, I find myself looking out the window at a giant ball of fire in the sky. I’m told it’s the Sun. I was starting to wonder if the Midwest would ever see it again. Anyway, as we move from this tough winter into ...

The Distributor of the Year nomination process has begun

Over the past 12 years, Truck Parts & Service has been proud to recognize the best of the independent aftermarket with its Distributor of the Year award. Announced annually in January at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, the Distributor of the Year award is presented to a distributor who ...

You don’t have to do it alone

Watching a fleet customer expand can be a nerve- wracking experience. On its face, a growing customer base is great for business. But when a customer grows through consolidation, growth comes rapidly. Expanding fleets can grow not just in unit size but also in geographic area. For an aftermarket distributor rooted ...