Lucas Deal

Lucas Deal is the editor of Truck Parts & Service and Successful Dealer. He can be reached at, and is on Twitter @lddeal85.

The new roadblock to Right to Repair

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

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

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 ...