Lucas Deal

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

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 ...

Lessons learned: Training an aftermarket sales team

July 24, 2017

The following comes from the July 2017 issue of Truck Parts & Service. To read a digital version of the magazine, please click the image below.  After employee recruitment and retention, there may be no larger issue currently facing the independent aftermarket than training. More than 40 percent ...

2017 Distributor of the Year finalists revealed

July 23, 2017

Truck Parts & Service, Meritor and Minimizer are proud to announce the finalists for the 16th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award. This year’s finalists were again selected through an open nomination ...