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.


The new roadblock to Right to Repair

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July 27, 2017

The Right to Repair debate has resurfaced again in Massachusetts. Last month the northeastern commonwealth—the first state to pass Right to Repair legislation into law—held a public hearing regarding its House bill 2784. First proposed in January and backed heavily by the Auto Care Association, H-2784 ...

AxleTech expanding RSD brake shoe lines

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July 26, 2017

AxleTech International is expanding its popular on-highway brake shoe kits product line with Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD)-certified brake linings. AxleTech says the expansion is motivated by the latest stopping distance federal regulations, which mandate panic stop performance improvements for on-highway trucks. The AxleTech RSD brake linings ...

Minimizer’s Kruckeberg up for Executive award

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July 25, 2017

Minnesota Business magazine has named Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg a finalist for one of its 2017 Manufacturing Awards. Kruckeberg is one of three people up for Executive of the Year. "It's a huge honor. I have to give credit to the team around ...