Articles by Lucas Deal

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

Lucas Deal has posted 1142 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

TP&S seeking updates to yearly Buyers’ Guide

It’s that time of year again. Truck Parts & Service would like to invite all current suppliers with product listings in ...

GenNext holds successful webinar

GenNext held its second training webinar as part of its Educate, Mentor and Recruit platform last week. The speaker was “The Telephone Doctor” Nancy Friedman. An ...

Time to register for HDAW, related events

It might not seem like it, but the opening general session of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2015 is only three ...

Bendix showcases production investment in remanufacturing

Bendix has jumped on the green wave. Earlier this year the company invested more than $3.2 million into its remanufacturing operations in Huntington, Ind., and as the calendar year comes to a close, the investment is already paying off. Bendix says it is well on its way to setting corporate ...

A clean sell: Providing DPF cleaning

For the service providers out there, what do you offer in your preventive maintenance package? Do you include diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning? If you don’t, it’s not a bad idea to consider adding it. Most DPFs in use in North American trucks today can be cleaned in an hour ...

Turning cores into cash

You wouldn’t throw cash away, or toss a pile of checks in the trash. So why are there old cores collecting dust in your warehouse? While they admittedly don’t look or smell like greenbacks — in the aftermarket — cores equal cash. The more you return, the more you earn. Creating ...

Meritor sells Mascot brand

Meritor, Inc. announces it has completed the sale of its Mascot operations in Canada and the United States to an entity that will operate under the name Mascot Industries LLC. All other Meritor brake and trailer axle remanufacturing operations, as well as Meritor's distribution business, are not affected by the sale and will continue to operate ...

Donaldson completes acquisition of Northern Technical

Donaldson Company has completed the previously-announced acquisition of Northern Technical L.L.C., a manufacturer of gas turbine inlet air filtration systems and replacement filters. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to earnings in FY15. For reporting purposes, Donaldson says Northern Technical's results will be included in the company's Gas ...

DOTY Finalist: Sadler Power Train

Sadler Power Train Sadler added 10 employees in the last year. When he says it out loud, John Sadler can barely believe it. Ten people. “That’s big. We rarely have like that,” says the president of the back-to- back Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year finalist. “But then when ...

Trucking Efficiency debuts new website

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room introduce the new www.truckingefficiency.org. A joint effort between the two groups, Trucking Efficiency is dedicated to identifying and promoting efficient technologies for the commercial vehicle marketplace. “This initiative will stimulate increased adoption of efficiency technologies among truck owners ...