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.


Time for another round (of regulations)

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September 30, 2016

On August 16 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly released their final rules for the next round of greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Just a few days later, the questions from readers started pouring in. In an effort to be efficient and informative, I thought it would be best to answer as many as possible in this space. Apologies in advance if I don’t ...

A steadying influence: Electronic stability control and the next wave of vehicle safety

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September 28, 2016

The following comes from the September 2016 issue of Truck Parts & Service. To read a digital version of the magazine, please click the image below.  In less than a year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ...

Registration open for second GenNext/CVSN Distributor Training Expo

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September 27, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYvL_uag7P0 Registration is now open for suppliers and distributors interested in participating in the second annual GenNext and Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) joint Distributor Training Expo. Next year's event will be held April 21-23, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Organizers say the program is designed for suppliers interested in training 175 distributor outside sales, parts managers, and branch managers coast-to-coast from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and from ...


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