Lucas Deal

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

Creating a pipeline: How the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, Meritor and the aftermarket are creating hope for wounded veterans

May 26, 2016

“Are you at Meritor? Like, you’re actually there?” That was when it first started sinking in, Brandon Woodard says. Days after touring Meritor’s Aftermarket Distribution Center in Florence, Ky., talking on the phone with a fellow Wyakin ...

Tire Service concludes Canadian patent litigation against Gaither Tool

May 24, 2016

Tire Service Equipment Manufacturing Co., Inc. (TSISSG) announced Wednesday the conclusion of its patent infringement litigation against Gaither Tool Co. in the Federal Court of Canada. The Honourable Mr. Justice Annis of the Federal Court has entered a consent judgment and injunction finding that Gaither’s U.S. Bead Bazooka line of tire bead seaters infringes on TSISSG’s Canadian Patent 2,373,067, which covers TSISSG’s Cheetah Cannon product in Canada, ...

Summit Racing adds Dorman HD product lines

May 19, 2016

Summit Racing Equipment, one of North America's leading automotive performance parts and accessories company, is now carrying Dorman HD Solutions parts for heavy-duty trucks. Summit says the high likelihood that it has many crossover customers operating in the heavy-duty and automotive industries motivated the decision to add the components. "It's not so far-fetched for a high performance automotive and racing parts company to be in the big-rig parts business--many over-the-road ...

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