Lucas Deal

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

Joy named next winner of CVSN’s ‘President’s Award’

April 20, 2017

Robert "Pete" Joy of Phillips Industries will be honored this September as the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) 2017 President's Award recipient. The President's Award, started by CVSN Past President Ken Duval of Canadian Wheel, recognizes those individuals who have contributed greatly to the heavy-duty aftermarket and promoting and supporting the independent aftermarket distributor. In being notified of his honor, Joy says, "I've been very fortunate to have ...

UAP acquires Quebec distributor

April 19, 2017

UAP Inc.’s Heavy Vehicle Parts Division has acquired the distribution activities of Service de Freins Montréal Ltée (Freno). The move was announced Wednesday. The four Freno stores located in Anjou, Boucherville, St-Laurent and Mirabel will be integrated into UAP’s Traction store network, as well as all of the employees involved in sales, distribution and delivery. In addition, UAP and Freno have concluded a strategic agreement to accelerate ...

A piece of advice: Why aftermarket suppliers should consider advisory councils

April 16, 2017

The following comes from the April 2017 issue of Truck Parts & Service. To read a digital version of the magazine, please click the image below.  Any business worth its salt knows the value of strong customer relationships. ...

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