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 1269 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

You can sell savings

Did you know you have products in your showroom or warehouse that can save your customers $9,000 per year? It’s true. According to the results of a recent study by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), fleets that actively spec’d their equipment with fuel efficient products in 2014 saved on average $9,000 per vehicle ...

Preparing for a trade show

For aftermarket distributors and service providers, trade shows provide the unique opportunity to meet with multiple vendors in an incredibly short amount of time. They allow ...

CVSN confirms speakers for upcoming Aftermarket Distribution Summit

President Dave Willis and the Board of Directors of the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) have released the full speaker ...

Only two days left to nominate a Distributor of the Year

If you've been thinking about nominating an independent aftermarket distributor for our Distributor of the Year award but haven't gotten around to it, you're almost out of time. The open nomination period for the annual award will close tomorrow evening. As you know, all independent aftermarket distributors (sans 2014 winner ...

Don’t get sick on your business

Dealing with employee health is a major aspect of running a business. Everybody gets sick, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t frustrating to see productivity wane due to health-related employee absences. But in spite of that age-old problem, many businesses remain reactive to employee health and wellness. By shifting your focus to ...

Managing a multi-generational workforce

Owning and operating a business today requires managing a wide selection of personalities. And while some personality traits are incredibly unique, other traits — specifically generational traits — are commonly shared. Today’s workforce in particular includes four distinct generations, and each views their work and their career differently, says ...

Behind the curtain with PSI

When Pressure Systems International (PSI) entered the commercial vehicle market more than 20 years ago, it also brought with it a new maintenance concept. Maximizing tire life had been an important aspect of vehicle maintenance since trucks hit the road, but until PSI’s foray into the trucking market, no ...

CVSN opens registration for milestone Summit

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) has opened registration for its 10th annual Aftermarket Distribution Summit, which will be held Sept. 12-16, 2015, at the Newport Marriott in Newport, R.I. "This year's Summit, with the theme 'Navigating Smoothly in a Sea of Uncertaint' will again feature critical education in best ...

Do you SmartWay?

Hey all - Do we have any suppliers out there who produce EPA SmartWay approved technologies? Or any distributors, service providers or dealers who sell their products? If so, would any of you be interested in discussing your products with Truck Parts & Service? With an upcoming August magazine article on ...

NGVi extends early bird registration for upcoming courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has extended its early-bird pricing rates to June 26, 2015, for upcoming training courses July 7-9, 2015, in Chicago and Northern California. NGVi says interested parties can save up to $360 with early-bird pricing rates. The Institute also is offering an additional 10 percent discount ...