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.


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 ...

New PSI tire digest tackles inflation tables

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March 15, 2017

Pressure Systems International (PSI) has published its March 2017 issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This month's issue addresses tire load/inflation tables. PSI says tire load/inflation tables are produced by the Tire and Rim Association (T&RA). "The association issues five annual publications covering tires and wheels. It is critical that the engineering standards for a given tire size and load range is the same regardless of manufacturer. This ...


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